In the News: Condo Conversion on Franklin

••• The building at 175 Franklin is being converted to condos. The Commercial Observer article also says that the retail space is being marketed, so the Cuban restaurant once planned for there is indeed not happening. (Photo courtesy Commercial Observer)

••• The New York Post profiles fashion designer Nili Lotan.

••• Late-night subway mugging at knifepoint on the 1 train. Also in Tribeca Trib‘s police blotter: People continue to leave stuff unattended and be surprised to find it stolen. It takes chutzpah to file a police report when you’ve left your bag on a table at a nightclub for 20 minutes.

••• “Congressman Jerrold Nadler has secured $1.3 million in federal funding to cover repairs at the Asphalt Green community center that arose from Hurricane Sandy. […] The funds will come from the Public Assistance Program operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and will be remitted to the Battery Park City Authority, to reimburse that agency for outlays incurred in the storm’s immediate aftermath.” —Broadsheet