In the News: Matsugen Space Sold

••• New York Magazine has a package on tall residential buildings, including New York by Gehry. There’s a gorgeous photo (above) by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao of the view from the 72nd floor and a quickie Q&A with resident Greg Boyd. “Only Verizon cell phones worked when we moved in [and] my girlfriend’s still doesn’t,” was one interesting tidbit. Another: “If you shut the lights off [during a storm], the interior of the apartment will flicker with static electricity.”

••• “A judge in Manhattan has ruled that Brookfield Properties, owner of the park used as an encampment by Occupy Wall Street protesters, had the right to clear them to address deteriorating conditions inside the park.” —New York Times

••• The Real Deal tweeted this but I couldn’t find anything else about it: ‘Today in public records: Ashkenazy Acquisition buys 23,800-square-foot retail space at 66 Leonard [the old Matsugen space] for $6.1M.” I take that back: Ashkenazy’s website has a “press release” that’s actually a story from the Commercial Observer. No word on what’ll be done with it.

••• “195 Hudson Street loft takes deep haircut to close up 385% (since last century).” —Manhattan Loft Guy



  1. Manhattan Loft Guy makes my head spin.

  2. I agree Andrea. I wish he would discover bullet points.