In the News: More Options for Church Street Building Makeover

250 Church••• An article about new brokers for 250 Church included this: “It is anticipated that the new long-term net lessee will be required by ownership to redevelop the property into a cutting-edge Class A office building, a first class residential rental building or a boutique hotel.” While there had been talk of an office-space upgrade, this is the first anyone has mentioned the possibility of a hotel or residential conversion. —Real Estate Weekly

••• “Pastry chef François Payard has resigned as executive chef of his two New York bakeries and cafes.” There’s one on Goldman Alley. —Eater

••• An update on Elizabeth H. Berger Park in FiDi: “The City’s Department of Parks and Recreation has completed a proposed design for the new park, which features a shaded meadow, banks of flowering plants and shrubs, and groves of trees, including conifers, dogwoods, cedars, cypresses, and red oaks. These would be surrounded by granite and flagstone surfaces, as well as classical design elements, such as the hooped benches that the Parks Department designed for the 1939 World’s Fair.” —Broadsheet

••• “Dirty Bird to Go is doubling the size of its Chelsea location. The restaurant, which celebrated ten years in business this year, now features a full dining room and a beer and wine bar with a program from Chamber Street Wines.” —Eater



  1. There’s a fire in criminal Court. Lots of firetrucks on centre St now.