Seen & Heard: 24-Hour Construction at 111 Murray

••• I was surprised to see work happening at 111 Murray yesterday, but then I checked the Department of Buildings website, and it appears that the city is letting after-hours construction happen on a regular basis. The variance for this past weekend (including 24 hours a day on Saturday, Sunday, and today) says it’s only for interior work, but the hoist alone is still pretty noisy and disruptive. Also, the project had failed to get Community Board 1’s approval for earlier hours on Saturday back in January of 2016:

The construction company building the 64-story condo tower at Murray and West would like to start work at 8 a.m. on Saturdays instead of 9 a.m., as allowed by the Department of Buildings. The manager claimed the project would end sooner as a result, but the committee wasn’t buying it. Vote: 0-6-1.

••• Lighting company Allied Maker confirmed that it is still opening a store at 81 Franklin; it’s shooting for March.

••• Sole di Capri‘s specials board now says the restaurant is serving Neapolitan-style pizza. (It has room for a pizza oven?!)

••• A different Il Mulino rep says the Tribeca outpost has an “anticipated opening date of April or before” (and not “very soon,” which is what the first rep told me 10 days ago).

••• The Duane Reade by Walgreens on the mezzanine level near Vesey has opened. It’s tiny—these two photos show it all. UPDATE 1/23: Anthony reminds me  that I forgot to mention that another Duane Reade will open in the passageway leading to/from Brookfield Place, although it still looks pretty raw.

••• The TV show “Power” is shooting in the lower W. Broadway area on Thursday. (And it was elsewhere last week.)



  1. Hm. Wonder when the Duane Reade below 1 WTC swill open. That one seems a lot larger.