In the News: Maya Lin Designed a Hubert Street Mansion

••• The Community Board 1 Landmarks Committee agenda for the building at Hubert and Collister said that there would be “additions”; it’s actually going to be a glassy new five-story mansion designed by Maya Lin and William Bialosky. The Tribeca Trib has the rendering. Preservationists are upset, but the existing building isn’t exactly a winner. Also, the rendering is all cool, white planes, which may not be how it looks when you can see window treatments, furniture, light fixtures, and so on. (CB1 requested that the architect come back next month with changes.)

••• The New York Post has an article about the hotel boom in New York City, and especially down here: “Overall, the city is undergoing the largest hotel boom in its history, adding over 18,000 rooms since 2010, with another 36,000 rooms in the pipeline and 12,600 of those rooms currently under construction,” said Mark VanStekelenburg, managing director of PFK Consulting USA’s CBRE Hotels division. “Lower Manhattan hosted 6,300 of these new rooms, a 28 percent increase, since 2010, with another 10,700 room in the pipeline, of which 5,600 are under construction, representing 26 new hotels.”

••• “Andrew D. Hamingson, late of St. Ann’s Warehouse and the Public Theater, will take over as president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.” —Broadsheet

••• “Tribeca has made it onto the cover of the new issue of Hausfrau Magazine!” emailed W. “Apparently Bushwick is coming to Tribeca to soak up some cool.” In its own words, Hausfrau is “a (mostly) comedic, bi-monthly, print publication that features (a) a humorous serialized photo-comic, The Pharmacologists, which details the travails of Dagger, who peddles pharmaceutical drugs on the hard, gritty streets of New York. […] b) articles, fine art, photojournalism, marginalia, poems, flash fiction, and other magazine-style fare.” Photo courtesy Stephen Kosloff / Hausfrau Magazine.

Hausfrau cover



  1. as someone who usually post rants against new architecture here, i am happy to write that i like this one. i hope they don’t dumb it down too much to please the community board.

  2. I wonder if the real estate brokers on the board would ask that their projects “be lowered?” Just a thought.
    The 1980 building wasn’t much to look at but this new rendering is interesting and should grow nicely into the neighborhood.
    I seldom like change in TriBeCa but this one works!