In the News: Verizon Building Makeover

Verizon building 375 Pearl••• A New York Times article on Verizon selling many of its real-estate holdings says that only “seven floors near the top” of the ugly building at 375 Pearl, now mostly a Sabey data center, will get windows.

••• “Rudin Management, which was reportedly eyeing a residential conversion for its Superstorm Sandy-damaged office building at 110 Wall Street, purchased nearly 36,000 square feet of development rights from a neighboring FiDi hotel [the Eurostar Hotel at 129 Front Street] earlier this month.” —The Real Deal

••• Bâtard is adding soundproofing and Eater is all over the story.

••• “Thieves swiped two American flags from the [Brooklyn Bridge] two years ago, but they were never busted, according to a Department of Transportation worker tasked with replacing the flags on the bridge Tuesday.” —New York Post

••• “Enjoy a glass of great beer at Tavern 29 or Stone Street Tavern and make a difference! Now through October 1, every glass ordered of Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA guarantees a donation of $20 to chosen local charity Animal Haven, from both Weyerbacher and Union Beer Distributors.” —Joonbug



  1. Glad to hear that about the soundproofing for Bâtard, though Suzanne F reported it here way before Gael Greene. I will wait to hear from Suzanne as to whether the soundproofing made any difference before I consider going there. I’m so sick of yelling in noisy restaurants.

  2. KP,

    For a restaurant where you can hear your dinner companion, try Tutto il Giorno on Franklin. My wife and I keep bringing friends and relatives there since they really managed to control the noise so well. And food and drinks are consistently good. Haven’t been to Batard yet, so can’t compare!