In the News: Unbuilt Maya Lin Mansion on the Market

••• The New York Post says that the single-family home planned for 11 Hubert—the one co-designed by Maya Lin—will be “the city’s largest mansion,” which must mean Manhattan. But it’s also not necessarily going to happen. “The building is about to hit the market for $35 million and it will cost another $15 million to develop, listing broker Andrew Azoulay, of Douglas Elliman, told The Post.”

••• “Fritz Koenig, best known as the sculptor of the ‘Sphere,’ the centerpiece of the World Trade Center’s Austin Tobin plaza that became an iconic remnant of the Sept. 11 attacks, died on Wednesday at age 92.” —Tribeca Trib

••• In a roundup of FiDi restaurant developments, Downtown Express says that the forthcoming Dean & DeLuca at 40 Wall will involve a diner. (But the article also refers to Momofuku as a “finger lickin’ amazing chicken chain”….)

••• The Bayonne Bridge has been raised. —Broadsheet


  1. From the Post: “The mystery seller bought the building for $13.3 million from architect Winka Dubbledam in 2014, according to city records.”

    This reminded me of this item on this site:

  2. NY Post: “A wealthy artist thought $16,300 per month in rent would get her a swanky apartment in Tribeca — but all it got her was an illegal slum, according to court papers.

    “Sheryl Aufrichtig has filed suit against the owner of her former home at 11 Hubert St., claiming the high-end digs were really a dangerous flophouse, with a rodent problem, a front door that never locked and a ceiling that collapsed into one of her bedrooms.

    “The tenant eventually found out that her apartment was actually illegal, as its certificate of occupancy does not permit residential use in the three-story former motor freight terminal, according to the suit against Aufrichtig’s landlord, Adam Zoia; broker, Andrew Azoulay and real estate firm, Douglas Elliman.”