In the News: Rihanna Is on the Prowl for Real Estate

••• “Fashionably decked out in a long black chiffon jacket and heels,” Rihanna reportedly checked out an $18 million apartment (or potential apartment, once three are combined) at One York. Maybe she was drawn by the oozing goo. —New York Post

••• Related: I came across the above pic from @Balenciaga: Isn’t that the Sterling Mason sales office on Washington? And did RiRi change her shoes? Because those aren’t heels…. Also, how does Beyoncé feel about this? So many questions.

••• “Since the 9/11 Memorial Museum opened in May, many parties […] have been working to mitigate the crush of tourists that have descended on Liberty St. Some have wondered why the opening of Greenwich St. between Liberty St. and Vesey has been overlooked.” Also: Cortlandt Way “is anticipated to reopen next week.” —Downtown Express

••• “Officials say wait yet another year to reopen bike path” by Brookfield Place. —Downtown Express

••• “The New York City Economic Development Corporation, landlord for much of the South Street Seaport, has informed the members of the Seaport Working Group that The Howard Hughes Corporation is proceeding on schedule with its proposals for the landmarked Tin Building and for a mixed-use project in the Seaport.” But, hey, those working group meetings were really additive. —Downtown Post NYC

••• “Plans continue for Blue School to open a middle school.” —Downtown Express

••• New York Post recaps the developments in Hudson Square (but not the Italians soccer stars’ hotel). Of note: The units at new condo building 15 Renwick will be on the smaller side.

••• Jay Williams, “the former NBA player for the Chicago Bulls—and current ESPN college basketball analyst—just rented a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 58 Thomas St.” —New York Post

••• “Between 2011 and 2013, Israeli photographer Shai Kremer captured images at the construction site of One World Trade Center. His work has culminated in […] a series of layered photographs combining the destruction and reconstruction of the towers together in a single frame, collaged from various angles. On September 4 […] Kremer’s solo show ‘World Trade Center: Concrete Abstract’ will debut at Julie Saul Gallery” in Chelsea. —Design Hunting

••• “Michelin starred chef Armand Arnal is pairing up with Benjamin Sormonte of the Experimental Cocktail Club, and others to open Maman bakery. The spot at 239 Centre Street [between Broome and Grand] will be both a bakery and cafe with some to-go lunch options as well. Recipes will be a mix of American classics and those from Arnal’s childhood in the South of France. The opening is slated for October 1.” —Eater

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