In the News: Tribeca Super-Photographer

••• The New York Times profiles photographer Clay Benskin. His day job—which he has had for 25 years—is at a Tribeca apartment building, where he now works as the superintendent. Among the residents is Mick Cantarella, a photographer who, one day, was showing Mr. Benskin work from a recent photo shoot. ‘He was showing me pictures of some models and stuff,’ Mr. Benskin recalled. ‘I told him I could take better pictures with my phone.'” I love the one above. I emailed him to see if I can run a bunch in a post—if you know him, put in a good word!

••• “The Sapir Organization has bought back the ground lease under 110 Church Street [a.k.a. 50 Murray] and 53 Park Place in Tribeca from The World-Wide Group for $231 million. World-Wide had leased the two office buildings from Sapir, which continued to own the land, in 2000 and subsequently converted them into high-end rental buildings. By buying back the ground lease, Sapir reassumes full ownership of the sites. It was not immediately clear whether the Sapir Organization is planning any changes to the properties, as the firm could not be reached for comment.” —Real Estate Weekly

••• “El Luchador, a small taco joint built inside what was once a horse stable, will serve its authentic Mexican flavors starting Friday evening, when it soft opens […] at the corner of John and South streets.” —DNAinfo

••• The New York Post reviews White Street, says it “runs hot and cold.”

••• “Steven Alan sample sale time is nearly upon us! The annual event (which used to be biannual, before Alan moved his summer sale online) kicks off on Thursday, November 13, at the label’s 87 Franklin Street showroom (and at midnight on Wednesday, November 12, on” —Racked

••• “Fraternal twin lofts across Harrison Street sell on same day for $3mm + a few bucks less.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• “There will be no beer on tap for the 15,000 runners and their supporters who return to Battery Park City next year for the post-run festivities of the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run Walk. That was the decision by an organizer of the event after hearing Community Board 1 members complain of drunken behavior after this September’s run.” —Tribeca Trib

••• More on the close ties between Governor Cuomo and one of the applicants to run North Cove Marina. This stinks like low tide. —Broadsheet


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  1. Beautiful photograph.