Seen & Heard: Stack of Golden Crowns Installed Outside New Condo Building

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••• “A pile of golden crowns was installed outside 5 Franklin Place yesterday,” reports A. “You just can’t make this up.”

••• “There seems to finally be work going on in the former Dylan Prime ground floor space at the Dietz Lantern building (Greenwich and Laight),” reports B. Nothing on the Department of Buildings site about it.

••• Duane Park Patisserie is making special cookie this week—and “for each cookie sold, we’ll donate $2.50 to the Women’s March.”



  1. The renderings never had “crowns” but the builder put them there anyway and everyone is upset.

  2. thanks for the nod! we sold 266 cookies! Donating $665 to the women’s March.

  3. A pile of Gold Crowns is apt sculpture for our New Focus with Golden Showers. Ask at the desk for a role of Gold Leaf if you need a wipe.

  4. Instead of golden crowns it should have been a sculpture by Roberto Janz! And, oh, what echoes of these (brief, with any luck) trump times in the golden crowns…

  5. is the rendering on streeteasy an updated one? bc I see some gold, crown looking things in the first picture there.