In the News: Spring Studios Approved

dylan prime 3113••• Eater gets an update from Dylan Prime owner John Mautone: “We have been planning a major renovation for several months so this is not a setback for us. We are undecided about reopening for business or going straight to the remodel but will make that decision upon reacquiring the space.”

••• “High-end ad agency Spring Studios finally won local support to serve alcohol at its massive Tribeca production space, after a third appearance before Community Board 1 [Tribeca Committee] Wednesday night. The London-based company—which is in the midst of transforming the Verizon Building at 50 Varick St. into a glamorous, multi-level advertising center with a rooftop—spent nearly two hours persuading locals.” —DNAinfo (and remember, my sneak peek inside the facility is here)

••• “Like the Hooters of the shoe-shine world, Star Shine NYC, at 40 New St., employs beautiful, young, scantily clad women to offer a professional service—with a view.” No one comes out of this story looking good, including DNAinfo (10 photos? Really?).

••• An ode to the Odeon, especially the good old days of the 80s, on the Grand Life Hotels blog, via Eater.

••• “[ZenSational] penthouse loft at 363 Greenwich finally sells, only 29% above 2004.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “Every square inch of the lobby of Verizon’s headquarters, which opened in 1926 at 140 West Street, is ornamented. The restoration after Hurricane Sandy is seen nearing completion.” —The New York Times (which has lots of photos)

••• “City Council candidate Jenifer Rajkumar made her formal announcement Sunday accusing opponent Margaret Chin of listening more to big developers than the people of Lower Manhattan.” —Downtown Express



  1. clicking through 10 pictures means seeing 10 pages of ads!

  2. @BSS: I know, but at what cost? There’s more than a whiff of desperation in it