Seen & Heard: Duane Park Rooftop Addition

••• Community Board 1 sent out updated agendas for June. Of note:

—Tribeca Committee: “85 W. Broadway, application for a liquor license alteration for Smyth Tribeca  – Postponed
—Landmarks Committee: “174 Duane Street, application for rooftop addition and storefront replacement — Resolution” (new item). That’s Mondo Cane—too bad, its storefront looks great as is.
—Seaport/Civic Center Committee: “Pier 17, South Street Seaport, application for a liquor license for an entity in which Jason Hicks and Yves Jadot are principals – Withdrawn

••• From Babesta: “Wig in the Window author Kristen Kittscher hosts a creative writing-meets-spy training workshop at Babesta Cribz, July 8. We’ve spotted the next great mystery author on the tween scene, and she’s going to teach an elite (and petite) group of burgeoning detectives ages 7 and up the ins and outs of crafting a great spy story.” The free workshop is limited to 12 participants; RSVP to”

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••• From the LMCCC: “Construction of a new 26-story independent, boutique hotel at 100 Greenwich Street began in May 2013, with abatement and demolition of the two existing low-rise structures. Located between Rector and Carlisle Streets, the new independent hotel tower will house 200 rooms. Demolition continues through early summer, followed by new superstructure construction through late 2013. It is expected to open in late 2014.” I checked my Hotel Boom map from last May and all I could find in that area were hotel projects at 99 Washington, 111 Washington, and 50 Trinity Place. Anyone know if this is one of those?

••• Very much want these outdoor armchairs—who cares if I don’t have outdoor space?—from the new reissuing of Sergio Rodrigues’s Tajá line at Espasso.

Espasso chairs



  1. 99 Washington–this is the world’s tallest Holiday Inn which has topped out.

    111 Washington–this is still a vacant lot, although it looked like they might be doing something there soon. It was the staging area for the WTC security garage until recently.

    50 Trinity Place–still a vacant lot.

    The one in the LMCCC story is different. They’ve been hauling stuff out of it for a few weeks, including some massive wooden beams a few days ago.

  2. Yes, 100 Greenwich is brand new as is 6 Water Street where another 29 story hotel will rise shortly. Demolition is to begin next month. The hotel is rumored to be in the Hilton family.

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