In the News: White Street Renovation

where in tribeca squiggly wall answer 55 white••• Habitat magazine looks at the beautiful restoration of 55 White. (That’s an old photo at right.)

••• The William Beaver House—the yellow building in FiDi—may start referring to itself at 15 William. Also: “A new tenant is moving in to the long vacant retail space on the ground floor. Open Kitchen, a gourmet coffee shop and market, will take the 6,127-square-foot store.” —The Real Deal

••• Eater points out that Red Hook bakery Baked is asking for advice on finding a space in the lower, better half of Manhattan, which I only mention because of yesterday’s panic attack that a particular soulless corporate entity could take over the Peace & Love space. So I emailed the company: “While it doesn’t have outdoor space, there’s a public-private plaza across N. Moore (in front of the Citigroup building) and Hudson River Park is one block away. It’s a busy stretch (because of Citi, Stuyvesant, BMCC, and two schools).”

••• A Canyon Ranch promotional food truck will be downtown Thursday and Friday. —Downtown Lunch

••• The Ultimate Fighting Championship gym in FiDi has opened. —DNAinfo

••• “The New York City Council has approved a plan to redevelop a historic Hudson River pier into a cultural and retail complex. Refurbished steel shipping containers will be key elements of the design at Pier 57 at West 15th Street. The Tribeca Film Festival will operate a permanent outdoor venue on the pier’s roof.” —Wall Street Journal

••• “When Notoya Green glanced at the clock in the nursery, saw it was 5:30 a.m. and realized she’d had exactly zero minutes of sleep that night, something had to give. The Tribeca mother of 3-month-old triplets didn’t care how much money it would cost—for the sake of her sanity, she had to get some shut-eye. […] Enter Alicia Wilson, 36, an experienced baby nurse, who took over the Greens’ night shift—at least for six nights of the week—and restored at least some semblance of normalcy to their regular sleep patterns.” —New York Post

••• “Currently occupied by a car wash, glass store, and strip club (just what everyone wants near a park!), the property at 357 West Street could be headed for a makeover lead by hotel/condo developer Ian Schrager (of Studio 54 fame).” Surely Schrager is better known for his many hotels at this point? —Curbed, summarizing the New York Post


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  1. Good matchmaking efforts between Baked and the Peace and Love space landlords! Hope it works out – or something like it.