In the News: Condo Sues Over Unacceptable Parking

108-110 Franklin2••• Another essential post from Daytonian in Manhattan: This one is about the history of 108-110 Franklin and the people who have owned it over the years. And when you’re really ready to lose a few hours, check out his other posts on Tribeca buildings.

ferry map courtesy DNAinfo••• “New York will soon be getting a city-wide network of ferries that cost no more than a subway ride, but the service will be provided by an out-of-town vendor [Hornblower Cruises] that will likely sink the local competition [New York Water Taxi], City officials announced Wednesday. […] Keeping the cost of the City-wide ferry service in line with subway and bus fares (currently $2.75) will entail millions of dollars in public subsidies, a level of taxpayer support that New York Water Taxi says will make it impossible to compete. (The company announced earlier this week that if it lost the contract now awarded to Hornblower, it would likely cease operations in October.)” —Broadsheet (map courtesy DNAinfo)

••• The Blackstones salon at the Roxy will open this month. (Also, Jack’s Stir Brew café was supposed to open this past Monday, but they’re still working on it.) —Wall Street Journal

••• The condo board at the Reade Chambers (71 Reade) is suing the developer and architect because the 10 parking spaces are so small that they’re basically unusable. “The condo board is also angry that the developer is attempting to sell the last space in the garage, which is a handicapped space the board says residents must drive into in order to ‘execute the painstaking and time consuming maneuvers necessary to navigate a vehicle through the Garage.'” —Luxury Listings NYC

••• “Smorgasburg’s lineup of food vendors is heading back to the South Street Seaport this summer— but this time, the artisanal bites will be served indoors.” —DNAinfo