Seen & Heard: Another Residential Conversion

••• I was visiting Hal Bromm Gallery‘s delightful 40th-anniversary show last night when a fellow guest asked what the permits posted in the building next door are for. (You may know 88 W. Broadway as the building where Jamba Juice was.) Turns out floors two through four are being converted from commercial to residential. The relevant DOB paperwork dates from 2013, but amendments have been ongoing. The conversion appears to be sparing the Bouley Test Kitchen, which is on the fifth floor. I suppose it’s possible that the fifth floor will be converted—with a rooftop addition—when the lease is up, and that’s why Bouley opened Bouley Botanical.

88 West Broadway••• The very interesting “Inverted Warehouse-Townhouse” at 75 Warren is on the market for $20 million. Here’s the listing.

••• Added to Community Board 1’s agendas:

FiDi Committee (12/2):
—Retail at Fulton Transit Center and World Trade Center Transportation Hub – Presentation by Michael McNaughton, SVP of Development, Westfield
—Traffic noise and congestion in Hanover Square area – Discussion with Andrew Heaton, Director of Operations, Cipriani

Landmarks Committee (12/3):
—79 Chambers Street, application for new storefront [which is interesting because I’ve heard that building—where Hummus & Pita Co. is—is essentially on the market]
—13 Jay Street, application for approval of rooftop addition [you can see the mock-up below]

79 Chambers 13 Jay••• The Friends of Bogardus Plaza’s Holiday Sing is December 9:

Bogardus Plaza Holiday Sing