In the News: Visionaire Roof Garden

••• The New York Times‘s Real Estate section makes sweet and tender love to N. Moore, “the quintessential Tribeca street.”

••• Actress Elisa de la Roche lives in Battery Park City; her sons, Alex and Theseus, work at the Downtown Community Center. —Broadsheet

••• “‘Great bones’ 100 Hudson Street loft sells above where it ‘should have.'” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “Seven Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested Friday for blocking pedestrian traffic near Federal Hall.” —DNAinfo

By Alex MacLean from his new book, “Up on the Roof” (click to enlarge)

••• “The city’s most impressive secret garden (more like secret farm) is 35 flights up [at the Visionaire, 70 Little West St.] in Battery Park at the home of high-powered financial lawyer Fred Rich. […] His 2,000-square-foot terrace has seen a wide array of edibles: grapes, apples, pears, berries, kale, broccoli and tomatoes. […] There’s only one space that’s not covered in green grass: his outdoor yoga studio (the flat, cross-thatched space in the middle).” —New York Post, reporting about Alex S. MacLean’s new photo book, Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces

••• The Daily News profiles Lotus Blue.

••• “Beacon Capital Partners and L&L Holding signed a contract to purchase 222 Broadway for $230 million. […] The Broadway building is owned by Bank of America Corp., which said earlier this year in a conference call that it wanted to sell the 27-story property between Ann and Fulton streets and lease it back.” —Crain’s


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