In the News: Woolworth Building for Sale

••• “Developer Laurence Gluck is on somewhat of a winning streak. Just 11 months after a federal judge ruled the developer did not illegally deregulate apartments at his 1,328-unit Tribeca complex Independence Plaza at 80 North Moore Street, a state Appellate Court has followed suit, reversing an earlier ruling to the contrary.” —The Real Deal

••• “The Post hears there are multiple offers for the [Woolworth Building]—two for the entire building, and others for just the top of the tower. Plans to convert that portion of the building into two condos have already been approved once, so we wouldn’t be surprised if a new owner revived that idea (hint, hint). Either way, the $500M offers are a nice bump in value for the Cass Gilbert-designed building, which last sold for $137.5 million in 1998.” —Curbed

••• “Kerry Schuss, purveyor of KS Art on Leonard Street in Tribeca, is moving into Lisa Cooley’s old space on Orchard Street. Mr. Schuss, the gallerist who represents Sonic Youth band mates Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon as well as skater-journalist and artist Jocko Weyland, will open his first show at the Lower East Side space on April 14.” —Gallerist

••• The Blockheads in the World Financial Center closed. Ed’s Lobster Bar, Quality Burger, Fatty Snack and Casa Masa have reopened their kiosks on the WFC plaza. Pier 25’s Sweet Love Snack Bar is expected to open in the middle of the month. Harry’s Italian is still set to open in a week or so in Goldman Alley. —Broadsheet

••• “Architects Criticize W.T.C. security plan.” —Downtown Express

••• “The peregrine falcons that have nested at a Financial District skyscraper for more than 15 years are gone. A male and female falcon started carving out a nest on a 14th-story ledge at 55 Water St. early this year, just as they do every winter, but the couple disappeared in mid-February before laying any eggs, said Frank Magnani, a vice president at New Water Street Corp., the building’s owner.” —DNAinfo

••• “Representatives from Major League Soccer on Thursday will make a presentation to a Hudson River Park Trust task force, whose members include community leaders and elected officials, about the possibility of putting a field on the rapidly deteriorating pier, sources familiar with meeting said. A spokesman for the trust declined comment, while a spokesman for the league didn’t return a call.” —Crain’s


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