Seen & Heard: Ghostbusters Sign

••• Happy Halloween! It’s a good day to pop by the Hook & Ladder 8 firehouse at Varick and N. Moore. Thanks to @andy_roo for the photo.

••• Gold N Diamond, at the southeast corner of Church and Duane, has signs all over the windows that say it’s closing today. I know this is crazy, but I think I might miss that diamond.

••• Community Board 1 is hosting a special Landmarks Committee meeting about the glassy, two-triangle building proposed for 100 Franklin (despite already discussing it at a previous meeting) on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. (49-51 Chambers, 7th floor, bring ID). UPDATE: It’s at Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren.

••• The somewhat sad building at 17 Leonard is on the market for $15.75 million, and the listing on StreetEasy touts the potential “to add a setback penthouse addition on the roof (subject to Landmarks approval) and a curb cut and garage.” The rendering provided show the three-story building as five stories, along with a three-story penthouse. Also of note: “Bundled with the sale of 17 Leonard is the opportunity to perfect negotiations”—typo? jargon?—”for the exploitation of approximately 9,700 square feet of development rights over the adjacent building to the east (19-21 Leonard Street). These air rights cannot be added to any structure built at 17 Leonard, but they would be of phenomenal value if sold to another building where they can be exploited. These air rights are not immediately transferable, but can be exercised through negotiations with 19-21 Leonard Street.”

••• Press release: “Alchemy Properties, developer of the residences within the iconic Woolworth Building, has received approval [from the Landmarks Preservation Commission] for the development of two additional pavilions to be located atop the 29th floor ‘wings’ of the historic building along with other approvals for exterior work to allow the building to be converted for residential use.”

••• I checked in with the folks opening a restaurant in the old Matsugen space at 66 Leonard: “We had some delays with the DOB getting everything approved I got the approval Thursday last week,” was the reply. “So things will happen quicker now. Ideally we are looking to be finished by March 2014.” Read the sample menu presented to CB1.

66 Leonard

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