In the News: Pedestrian Struck by Falling Hammock

••• “A tourist was clobbered by a wooden hammock in Manhattan Tuesday when a strong wind sent the piece of outdoor furniture sailing off a five-story rooftop. […] She complained of pain in her head, back, and legs and was taken to Bellevue Hospital, according to police. Authorities believe wind may have swept the hammock from a terrace five stories above at 110 Church Street [at Park Place], and an investigation is ongoing.” —New York Post

••• Montauk Sofa, which has a temporary store at 39 Lispenard, bought the retail space at 42 Lispenard. —New York Times

••• “Strip club owner and real estate investor Barry Lipsitz” paid $25 million for 57 and 59 Murray (respectively, where New York Dolls is and Cricketers Arms was); we knew a deal had been made but not for how much. “Lipsitz, who runs Lipsitz Property Group with his father, operates the New York Dolls gentlemen’s club located at 59 Murray Street. […] He said he plans to lease 57 Murray Street to a steak restaurant” (which has been the rumor for a while, but right now it’s being used as an office for the construction of 75 W. Broadway, the adjacent condo development). P.S. “Gentlemen’s club” really is a rich phrase. —Real Deal

••• “Police believe the two men pictured may have been involved in a broad daylight shooting near Battery Park that left two people — including an innocent bystander—shot, authorities said.” —New York Post



  1. $4.5 million for a 4,500-square-foot retail condominium on Lispenard St seems to belie the demise of retail.

  2. Montauk Sofa is terrific. Great items and a real flair for style. Glad to have them in the neighborhood.