In the News: Inside One Kings Lane’s “Shoppable Showroom”

••• Design Hunting tours the Studio at One Kings Lane (inside 205 Hudson), “a showroom where buyers can shop and get design advice free of charge.” It’s by appointment and “visits and consultations are complimentary and shoppers receive free shipping on all pieces ordered at the Studio.

••• “Since its founding in 2010 as an art fair that works very hard not to look or feel like an art fair, Independent has prospered in its home in the funky old building on West 22nd Street that once housed the Dia Center for the Arts, whose rough brick walls practically breathe downtown art history.” But that building is being torn down so it’s moving to Spring Studios on Varick. —New York Times

••• “Two historic ship replicas will be making a stopover at the South Street Seaport at the beginning of July, and the public will be invited aboard for tours, parties, exhibits and other events.” —Tribeca Trib

••• A year after you read about it here, real estate brokerage Keller Williams confirmed to the Real Deal that it’s opening a street-level office at 377-379 Broadway (southwest corner of White). UPDATE: I added the rendering that Adam refers to in his comment below; click to enlarge.

••• “Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has allocated more than $1.6 million in capital grants to 11 Lower Manhattan projects in sectors ranging from parks to schools to cultural institutions.” —Broadsheet

••• “As the school year draws to a close this week, so, too, will Pat Sanabria’s 32-year career of teaching at P.S. 234 in Tribeca, the longest of any teacher at the school.” —Tribeca Trib



  1. Let’s hope Keller Williams has improved the signage design since the renderings. The large white marquee’s will not be very visible from Broadway and definitely not look good nor fit with White Streets’ aesthetics.
    It’s a very NIMBY statement, but never the less true.

  2. We wish Pat a very fond farewell.

  3. Why would anybody approach One Kings Lane for style advice? Budget cheese. No thanks.

  4. Pat was my daughter’s teacher close to twenty years ago. She was a wonderful educator who shared with her students a deep love and excitement for reading. Her classroom was a warm and welcoming place, where she taught her kids that every day provided a fresh start. Great lessons that will stay with her legions of students (and their parents! ) throughout their lives. Wishing Pat much joy and happiness.