In the News: Renderings for Two New Buildings

••• Curbed got its hands on a rendering for 45 Park Place, the 39-story condo tower going up next to a proposed Islamic cultural center. “Permits say that it will be designed by Michel Abboud of SOMA Architects along with Ismael Leyva Architects. The tower’s plan exams were disapproved, but a tipster tells us that aspects of construction are moving forward.” Not sure what that previous sentence means. “The tower is expected to be complete in 2017.”

••• “Momofuku will open a new Milk Bar [bakery] outpost in Soho this fall, inside the first New York location of clothing brand Band of Outsiders.” Wooster between Spring and Broome. —Eater

••• “Board member Roland Lewis said it is too soon to call this the end of the New Amsterdam Market. The board of directors, he said, is planning to meet right away to ‘discuss options in the future.'” Lewis also said, “Maybe we’ll come back stronger than ever.” But it sure is hard to imagine New Amsterdam Market without Robert LaValva. —Tribeca Trib

Kardashian screengrab••• Evidently there’s a phone game called “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” that is very popular, judging from my Twitter feed (players are always complaining that a loft in Tribeca costs $10,000 and a cab from Soho to Tribeca is expensive). In the interest of keeping you up on these things, here’s Vulture‘s entertaining look at it. Having mastered Yahtzee, I think I’ll stick with my word scramble app.

••• Crumbs has new funding, and the shops may “carry other products owned by the investors [—] brands like Dippin’ Dots ice cream, Doc Popcorn, and the ‘healthy’ candy shop Sweet Pete’s Candy.” So many new reasons not to go! —Eater

••• Manhattan User’s Guide visits the Impossible Project, at 425 Broadway (Howard and Canal): “Founded in 2008 by Florian ‘Doc’ Kaps and André Bosman, the two bought the last factory on the planet making Polaroid instant film and then hired a group of former Polaroid employees to keep the beloved photography format alive. In 2010, the New York store opened and the Impossible Project deftly disproves its name with a selection of cameras and film for sale, two walls that serve as a gallery, and avid fans who make this a cool club anyone can join.”

••• New York YIMBY got a rendering of 357 West, between Leroy and Clarkson; the developer is Ian Schrager (but it’s condos, not a hotel) and the architect is Herzog & de Meuron. Apparently it fronts a large, empty pedestrian plaza…? Or is that supposed to be West Street? Anyway, it’s a nice-looking building.


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