In the News: Fake Superintendent Steals Painting

Harold Wong Calming Freshness.jpg••• “Bill Brodsky, 49, who privately runs commercial real estate company Tribeca Associates [at 321] Greenwich Street, failed to sell ‘Calming Freshness’ by painter Harold Wong at a Hong Kong auction last year, but never received his artwork back, police sources said. When Bonhams auction house sent back the painting via Fed Ex,” someone pretended to be the superintendent and signed for it—but the building has no super. The painting is valued at $40K. —New York Post

••• The Coveteur visits the Tribeca studio of filmmaker Casey Neistat (right).

••• “A Wall Street financier who turned into the two-minute man during sex with an underling was caught on tape begging the woman to meet with him again even after he fired her, it was revealed Tuesday.” He rented her an apartment in Tribeca. And now she’s suing for harassment. —New York Post

••• New York YIMBY has a rendering of 555 Broome, now called 100 Varick. “Permits indicate the building’s residential portion will measure 242,350 square feet, which will be split between 119 condominiums, averaging over 2,000 square feet apiece. Importantly, the project will also include 17,134 square feet of ground-floor retail space, which will help enliven a neighborhood where needed foot-traffic is finally increasing.”

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