In the News: Gateway Plaza Institutes Anti-Pet Policy

••• “Tenants [at Gateway Plaza] renewing their leases were shocked to learn that The LeFrak Organization, which owns the 1,712-unit Battery Park City complex, had instituted a strict new pet policy that bans more than a dozen dog breeds. In addition to prohibiting pit bulls, German shepherds, Great Danes, Doberman Pinschers, and other breeds, along with any dog that weighs more than 40 pounds, the strict 19-point memo also limits tenants to one pet per apartment, charges a $250 ‘annual pet fee’ and requires all cats be declawed.” —DNAinfo

••• “The architects of Kushner Studios [on Broadway] tried some guerilla marketing last year with the installation of an outdoor gumball machine. Now they’re back in action with a postcard rack. Five for zero dollars!” —Curbed

••• “8 Warren Street loft buyer completes 2nd floor set at record prices.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “Did American Thread loft at 260 West Broadway sell on a formula in private sale?” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• Time Out New York‘s fall restaurant preview includes a photo of the “chopped steak” at the Butterfly. Looks like Salisbury steak from here. Also, the restaurant at All Good Things will be prix-fixe only. And American Flatbread is saying it’ll open in November. And Sushi of Gari is saying mid-September.

••• New York Post profiles Barry’s Bootcamp, opening in One York next month: “Noah Neiman, 27, calls the gym’s instructors ‘enter-trainers,’describing the workout atmosphere as a mix of bonding, flirting and people motivating each other. Barry’s clients often post class-related shout-outs and photos to social-media outlets.”

••• Edon Manor’s Ryan Korban fake-shops for “exotics” for the New York Times.

••• Here’s a rendering of what 272-274 Canal (at Cortlandt Alley) will look like, in a Real Estate Weekly article about the street: “‘It’s an apex for all of these neighborhoods, which makes it a natural hub to bring in new retailers,’ said Melinda Miller, an associate at Winick Realty who is leading the marketing efforts at 272-274 Canal Street, a four-story property with 1,800 s/f per floor. ‘Canal Street is one of those streets where you go and see the black market and it only seems natural that change will take place,’ Miller said. […] Miller, on behalf of the Gindi family, which owns retail property throughout the city, is asking $800,000 per year for the lease to the property.”

••• “Real estate investor El Ad US Holding, Inc. has closed on its purchase of 5 Franklin Place in Tribeca for $44.5 million, city records show.” —Real Estate Weekly


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