In the News: 5 Beekman Work to Start?

••• “A tipster alerted us that interior and structural demolition permits for 5 Beekman Street have finally been filed with the Department of Buildings, meaning that the storied brick-and-terra cotta beauty is one step closer to its future as a hotel-slash-condo conversion.” The architect is Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel; no word if they’re doing the adjacent tower. —Curbed (Photo by Annika K. Martin, whose photo tour of the building is here)

••• “A boat docked at Pier 25 was burglarized last week, raising security concerns among those who direct programming in Hudson River Park.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Oliver E. Allen on the Park Theatre, which used to be on Park Row. —Tribeca Trib

••• A resident of 15 Broad attacked the building with a hammer. —New York Post

••• I do hope you’re coming to the get-together that Joy Gryson and I are throwing on Wednesday, March 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the By Joy Gryson boutique at 106 Franklin (a couple of doors west of All Good Things). Come on over, have a glass of wine (thanks to Frankly Wines), and let’s talk about spring trends, Tribeca gossip, the weather…. Plus! During the event, you’ll save 15% on the spring lines of all three of Joy’s brands: Gryson, Olivia Harris, and IIIBeCa.

••• The New York Times profiles folks who bought fixer-uppers, including Carl Sorenson, who bought the penthouse at 37 Walker. He plans to keep it very old-school, and I hope he invites me over when it’s done because it sounds fantastic.

••• “At 56 Leonard, $450 million in units have sold in three weeks. […] More than 70 percent of the buyers are New Yorkers, including many Tribeca residents, although [Izak Senbahar, the president of Alexico Group] acknowledged it is tough to say for sure where the buyers hail from, since most are buying through LLCs.” —The New York Times