In the News: Another Seaport Tower

••• A New York Times article about how Brooklyn is popular for film and TV shoots includes this: “Stephen Levin, a city councilman who represents some of Brooklyn’s most-filmed neighborhoods, has introduced legislation that would require [the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment] to publicize where filming permits are issued.” Yes! It’s outrageous that the city isn’t transparent with this information, especially considering how disruptive shoots are. (The article also says that Brooklyn is just the latest neighborhood to be popular this way: “There were the Martha Stewart-style suburban dwellings directors craved in the 1990s, which gave way to light-soaked Soho and Tribeca lofts.” Tribeca lofts are a lot of things, but “light-soaked” isn’t generally one of them.)

••• Non-residential zoning may be a hurdle for the Howard Hughes Corp.’s plans at the Seaport—including at 80 South Street. —Downtown Post NYC

••• Fellow Barber is opening a 10-day pop-up at Shinola. —Racked

••• Three pieces of 1 World Trade Center news. (Going forward, I’ll only include big lease announcements.)
—”The owners of the tallest tower at the World Trade Center are cutting office rents just months before it opens because of slow leasing activity. No private office tenant has signed a lease at One World Trade Center in nearly three years. The 3.1-million-square-foot skyscraper […] is 55% leased.” —Wall Street Journal
—”The China Center, the first private-sector tenant to sign on for office space at One World Trade Center, is negotiating to halve its commitment there.” —Crain’s
—”One World Trade Center has signed its first new lease in nearly three years [….] KiDS Creative, an advertising agency offshoot of digital artistry shop Box Studios, has taken the tower’s 87th floor (37,500 square feet) for a rent sources said was over $90 a square foot.” —New York Post

••• Renderings for 151 Maiden (a.k.a. 39 Fletcher), in the Seaport, show it to be 52 stories and zippery. Also: “Fortis will be developing a smaller 120,000 square foot hotel adjacent to the residential tower, though filings for that portion of the project are missing.” The big blocky building to the right is 80 South Street; I don’t believe it’s still planning on having that shape. —New York YIMBY (via Curbed)


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  1. The rendering for 80 South is from the original Calatrava Cube design which is NOT going to be used. The last designs for for a Tower of Gardens, but since Howard Hughes is negotiating to buy the space, that design may also see significant changes, but will likely remain at over 1,000 feet high.