In the News: Status Report on Zone A Buildings

••• “Larry Bloch, the founder of the legendary Wetlands rock club, passed away over the weekend after an eight month battle with cancer. The Wetlands hosted gigs by Phish, the Spin Doctors, Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler, and many, many more, and was the ultimate place to see live music for fans of jam bands. Of Wetlands, Bloch once said he simply ‘wanted it more like people playing cool music for their friends.'” —Eater, summarizing Jambands

••• “Residents at 2 Gold Street in the Financial District are scrambling this morning to get into their building and get vital belongings out before the doors lock for weeks. This comes after word from building management company TF Cornerstone via an instant-classic memo yesterday that, ‘We anticipate that it will be at least two (2) weeks, possibly longer, before we fully address the any [sic] damages to the building systems and building operations are restored.'” —Curbed

••• Curbed is tracking the status of Zone A buildings. Speaking of which: A reader emailed me that the U.S. Sugar Building on Laight has been deemed “‘unsafe’ to live in for at least 4 weeks as posted by DOB!” That’s it at left. Just in: 88 Greenwich uninhabitable for “a few weeks to a month.”

••• “Although Nobu 57 was able to reopen after Sandy, the rest of Drew Nieporent’s restaurants remain closed. He estimates his total losses are around $100,000 per day, and when asked if insurance would cover that he tells Bloomberg: ‘I’m not being told optimistic things.'” —Eater, summarizing Bloomberg

••• More ways to help. —Manhattan User’s Guide

••• “Uptown, the Deluge Is Customers” —a terribly headlined New York Times article on how restaurants to the north are doing rather well. Let’s hope they find a way to give back.

••• The Jewish Press looks at Chabad of Tribeca’s efforts to help the area.

••• “Renovation after 2007 gets 55 N. Moore Street loft 15% over 2009” —Manhattan Loft Guy



  1. FYI They have the sprinklers going in Rockefeller Park.

  2. Any word on 25 N. Moore? I am heading home next week and am worried….

  3. @Michael: I’d guess the building is fine (nowhere near where the water was) but no power yet.

  4. Thanks Erik!!! That was very much appreciated…..

  5. Ivy’s Bistro on N.Moore and Greenwich was opened some food and plenty of drinks was on hand!!!Would charge our phones at citi corp, then over to Ivy’s catch our breath before climbing 23 flights
    Thank You Mike and his Staff for providing us some welcome relief

  6. Mike and his staff are great people….before and after the storm.

  7. 25 No Moore is just fine — staff was there while power was out. Power’s now back; one elevator working. Halloween trick or treating rescheduled for tonight.