Seen & Heard: Final Paving of Chambers

••• May 18 at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: “In Circus Incognitus, virtuoso clown Jamie Adkins is the vulnerable everyman, who has just written a terrific show. He wanders onto stage ​with the new show in a box, delighted to find the audience ready waiting. Knowing he has just the thing, Jamie struggles to build the scene around him using everyday objects. Things go awry as his props prove most unhelpful: his ladder disintegrates under foot! He wrangles an animated chair, tussles with a pesky hat, negotiates a precarious slack wire and juggles almost everything. Theatergoers even get involved in the endeavor by tossing lemons for Jamie to catch on a fork…held between his teeth!” Tickets.

••• N. noticed that signage has been posted saying that the final paving of Chambers between Greenwich and Church will occur next weekend. Traffic is going to get tied up for a day (W. Broadway has to be closed for some of the work), but who cares? Final paving!

••• Il Principe, the Italian restaurant at the new Hotel Hugo, is open. (It’s on Greenwich, above Spring.) OpenTable has the menu.

••• The Jewish Community Project is screening Watermarks, about a group of women swimmers who defied Hitler, on Wednesday, April 30, at the Tribeca Film Center, followed by a Q&A with director Yaron Zilberman. Register here.

••• Still no guesses for yesterday’s Where in Tribeca…?

••• The big storefront at 11 Warren is going to be a sales office for a new residential development. I figured it was for the protuberanced 12-14 Warren (still no rendering for that building…. is developer DDG concerned that any forward-thinking architecture will be used against its plans for 100 Franklin?), but DDG doesn’t tend to do sales offices. It could be for Tribeca Royale (19 Park Place) or even 30 Park Place (the Four Seasons Downtown Etc.), because where else would that sales office go? Inside Remix?

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  1. It amazes me that developers are able to sell multimillion dollar apartments even before the building is built. It must require a lot of blind faith on the part of buyers to plunk down so much money based on a floor plan and the architects photos and models. I don’t get it.

  2. It’s an investment, not a home. They may not ever live there, or much at all, & probably don’t even live in the US. The developers seek them out.

    • Yeah, but still … what if the actual construction is much crappier than the photos suggest? That would be a bad investment, no?

  3. The last episode of million dollar listing ny shows them selling $100 million worth of unfinished units in 2 hours time!
    Bubble bubble toil and trouble

  4. A few weeks ago a Chinese investor bought a $1 million apartment over Twitter or some other service. A showroom with plans is a step up.