In the News: Penthouse Owner Sues Over View Loss

••• “We have a lot of debt from the hurricane, and we wanted to see what kind of offers we’d get for renting out the place,” Jacques Capsouto told DNAinfo about the Capsouto Frères space being listed. “We’re not sure what we’re going to do yet, but if I get an offer I can’t refuse, I’ll have to take it.”

one york••• One York penthouse owner Richard Handler “filed a petition in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday to halt a London ad agency’s plans to turn four floors at 50 Varick into a creative center, including a rooftop event space serving liquor and food. Handler, who made the petition under his limited liability company Raesky, fears that the planned roof deck and bar area will ruin the northwest view from his penthouse at 1 York St. ‘The project will significantly obstruct the panoramic river views from [Handler’s] apartment,’ the petition says. He’s also worried about the noise and light pollution from the nearly 119-foot building, according to the petition.” Sounds like an opportunity for Manhattan Loft Guy to explain “view diligence.”DNAinfo

••• Downtown Lunch tries the new Thai place in FiDi, Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen.

••• “The Green Ivy School is putting down roots at The Trump Building at 40 Wall St. [….] The school, expected to serve pre-schoolers through eighth graders, will have its own entrance on Pine Street and two new dedicated elevators for its space that will encompass the 2nd, 3rd and part of the 4th floors.” —New York Post

••• “The advertising agency Omnicom continued to build on its Lower Manhattan footprint by leasing an additional 26,414 square feet at 195 Broadway […] The firm now occupies 295,294 square feet in the 29-story” building. —Commercial Observer


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