In the News: Hudson River Park Rapist Pleads Guilty

Raymond Pettibon artwork No Title (I see before) 2002 courtesy Coalition for the Homeless••• Awesome artist Raymond Pettibon, who has a show opening at David Zwirner on Thursday, lives in the Gehry building (!). With a Brussels griffon named Boo (!). My new dream is a Pettibon drawing of Boo to run on this site. It doesn’t have to be signed! —New York magazine

••• “A sex fiend who raped a 21-year-old woman in an early morning Hudson River Park attack last year pleaded guilty Monday and is expected to serve 35 years in prison.” —New York Daily News

••• “One of the largest landowners in Manhattan, Trinity Church, showed off plans for the very un-historic 30-plus-story glass building it plans to build at 68-74 Trinity Place last night, but members of Community Board 1 had—no surprise—harsh words for the sleek, glassy design.” —Curbed

••• Fashion designer Alexander Wang threw his big major fashion week party at the closed-up Pier 17, which is pretty brilliant. —Racked

••• “When the scaffolding comes down from 25 Broad St. next month, it will reveal a much-needed face-lift to a landmark as well as mark a new chapter in long efforts to readapt the building.” —Wall Street Journal

••• 334 Canal is getting spiffed up. —BuzzBuzzHome

••• 151-161 Maiden Lane has been bought for $64 million: “The waterfront site, made up of two contiguous lots and spanning an entire block bounded by Maiden Lane, South Street, Fletcher Street and Front Street, will give Fortis an opportunity to develop, without height restrictions, a 249,242-square-foot mixed-use building, which could encompass residential, commercial and hotel space.” —Commercial Observer (rendering via Curbed)


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