In the News: Tribeca Mansion Sold

••• 11 Hubert has finally sold for $20 million. “The buyer is an out-of-state American family that plans to create a mansion in the space. […] Sources say the family plans on carrying out [co-architect Maya] Lin’s vision with a few minor changes that will need to be re-submitted for Landmarks approval.” That’s a rendering above. “The home will eventually be 22,000 square feet: 70 feet tall, 50 feet wide and 100 feet deep. Lin’s plans include an 82-foot swimming pool, a half basketball court, retractable squash court, an open-air courtyard and a four-car garage. The fifth floor would feature a full floor 3,000-square-foot master suite with a two-story walk-in closet and an internal staircase.” The floor plans are here and here. —New York Post

••• “Troubled by Citi’s private use of Pier 25 for its planned water taxi landing, a Community Board 1 committee is asking for a give-back from the financial giant: river transport for the public.” A certain segment of the public, anyway: “Committee Chair Paul Goldstein suggested that the company provide Downtown Little Leaguers with ferry service between Pier 25 and Governors Island, where some league games are played.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “The New York City Council is considering a bill that would give commercial tenants the right to longer leases and the ability to negotiate rents with an arbitrator, although it faces strong opposition from top city officials.” How long till the city council legislates that businesses must have cashiers….? —Wall Street Journal

••• An article about RH Rooftop Restaurant—a non-name if ever there was one—in the new Restoration Hardware hotel in the Meatpacking District says that restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff’s New York outpost of Au Cheval (coming to Walker and Cortlandt Alley) will open later this year. But I suspect that’s an old forecast, because progress at the site has been slow. —Eater


1 Comment

  1. Really a private ferry to shuttle little leaguers to Governor’s Island when there is already free service available? I’m with Bob Townley on that point.