In the News: Brooklyn Flea Coming to the Seaport

••• Izak Senbahar of Alexico talks to the New York Times about 56 Leonard. It’s nearly 75% sold, at “a little over $3,000” per square foot. Good news: The Anish Kapoor sculpture at street level is still part of the plan. And then this: “I was expecting more international because there are a lot of architectural buffs. This building was in the making for six, seven years and people have been following it. But I’m seeing a lot of New Yorkers—a lot of people from Tribeca and downtown who want to upgrade and get more bedrooms. We have 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000 square feet, and we have 10 penthouses. There’s interest from Wall Street executives—those kinds of guys.”

Seaport Front Street 1pm••• The Brooklyn Flea “is slated to open a 40-table, 497-seat outdoor beer garden and food court on Front Street, between Beekman and Fulton streets, starting Memorial Day weekend. A rotating selection of five to eight food vendors will serve up food like hot dogs, lobster and shrimp rolls, fruit smoothies and barbeque sandwiches. […] They’ll also operate a second, elevated ‘Smorgasbar’ on Fulton Street, which will be built on top of two large shipping containers.” It’ll be daily. —DNAinfo

••• “Five retail tenants on Front Street, which was hit hard by Sandy, have extended their leases and will remain at the Historic Front Street development, a joint venture of The Durst Organization and Zuberry Development Corporation, The Commercial Observer has learned.” The tenants: Il Brigante, Jack’s Coffee, Aphrodite Cleaners, Dr. Bobby Buka and Donna Gallo.”

••• The New Yorker has a income-by-subway-stop graphic. Click on the 1/2/3 trains.

••• “Board Members Question [West Thames Bridge] Financing Scheme, One Labels It ‘Ridiculous'” —Broadsheet Daily (but “the BPCA board voted to authorize the requested $2.02 million for design and engineering work related to the bridge.”)

••• “9 White Street penthouse loft created $2.5mm in value after 2010.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “On the same site as the Murray Bergtraum High School for Business Careers at 411 Pearl Street, the Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School will open this Fall. A unique joint venture with the National Park Service […] it will offer a hands-on curriculum in the preservation-related building trades of carpentry, masonry and plastering, decorative finishing, and landscape management.” —Broadsheet

••• “A 52-year-old employee of Eden Flowers [on Fulton] told police he faked a robbery to steal money from the store.” —DNAinfo

••• “A man walked into [the Club Quarters Hotel at 144 Washington St.] and left a loaded handgun on a lobby chair, police said.” Voilà, an armchair! —DNAinfo

••• “Steven Alan Hosting a Designer Swap Meet This Month.” —The Shophound (via Racked)

••• “Tracy Anderson, go-to trainer to the stars, has launched a line of leggings under the Tracy Anderson label.” —WWD (via Racked)


1 Comment

  1. Re: New Yorker’s map: Canal St. on the 6 is about double Canal St. on the 1. I’m not sure how that’s possible. I think it puts the entire graph (though beautifully executed) into question.