Seen & Heard: Fourth Shoot This Week

••• And that makes four this week: Something called “Compliance” is shooting in the Church/Reade area tomorrow. (The others are “Law & Order: SVU,” “Power,” and “Iron Fist.”

••• The northern triangle of 100 Franklin is going up fast.

••• From the Downtown Alliance: “We launched a new grant program this week that will award one storefront business in Lower Manhattan with $10,000 worth of services to improve their online presence or invest in new digital tools within their stores.  The deadline for applications is March 20 and you can read more about the details in our press release here.” (The business has to fall within the Business Improvement District, which is below Murray/Beekman, more or less, and excluding Battery Park City and the Seaport.

••• Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book appears to have moved to 405 Greenwich.

••• The 1st Precinct Community Council‘s monthly meeting is tomorrow, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the precinct house (Ericsson Place and Varick).

••• I’ve been so transfixed by twin-towered 565 Broome (below right) that I hadn’t realized how tall 570 Broome is (below left). That area will be so different in two years.



  1. Monday, saw someone looking out of his/her window from an apartment in the building on the lot line of the northern part of 100 Franklin. By today, the new building is just below that window. By next week, they will be a floor higher and there will be a piece of black plywood over that window. Must be an odd feeling waiting for the dark to come.

  2. That was my understanding too. But so far, they are only covering the windows with plywood.

  3. The lot line windows should have been fire rated (or protected by sprinklers) to begin with. In that case, it is not clear that you would have to brick in the windows to obtain the required 2- or 3-hour fire rating for the exterior wall. If it were just a plain window with no sprinkler coverage, you need 8 inches of masonry (2 bricks thick) filing in that window opening to achieve your rating.