In the News: Historic Front Street Residents Out Till May

Seaport Nelson Blue••• Bad news in the Seaport: “Historic Front Street Residents Can’t Go Home Until May 1.” —Curbed

••• Actor Paul Iacono bought at 181 Hudson. The New York Observer included the word “erection” in the headline because on the MTV show “The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” Iacono “played an unpopular high school sophomore who becomes famous at his school for his gigantic penis.” Damn diaries should have better locks. UPDATE 2/10: Iacono later tweeted that the article was “hilariously inaccurate.”

••• Pet store Petropolis reopened at 91 Washington. —Broadsheet

••• “106 Duane Street loft sellers built a beauty then aimed at the moon (fell more than 200,000 miles short, alas).” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “50 West Street, the Helmut Jahn-designed hotel/condo combo tower that has been on hold since its financing dried up in 2008 is—wait for it—still on hold. However, developer Time Equities is renewing the project’s special permits (for the garage, the public urban plaza connecting West and Washington Streets, and certain minor setback wavers) while simultaneously ‘seeking financing,’ which means that the 65-story tower could actually end up getting built at some point in the not too distant future.” —Curbed

••• The Starbucks at 55 Broad renewed its lease and took even more space, so now it’s going to be 3,500 square feet. —Commercial Observer

••• Vogue checks out the facials at Shibui Spa in the Greenwich Hotel. Reading it will make you want one.

••• The New York Times has an article about plans for the East River Blueway, from the Brooklyn Bridge up to 38th St. I thought this was already in the open, but it’s hard to remember.


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