In the News: Real estate, gossip and Governors

AKA TRIBECA GETS REVIEWED
Forbes has a quick review from its luxury travel contributor of the AKA (aka Smyth) Hotel on Chambers, in case you need to get out of the house.

FROM THE GOSSIP PAGES
Showbiz gossip site Metro.co.uk caught some snaps of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra leaving Sarabeth’s with Kevin Jonas’ daughters (and everyone’s bodyguards) this past weekend.

WEWORK BUYS SPACIOUS
Just as we were discussing local co-working spaces, WeWork has scooped up Spacious, which did have Tutto Il Giorno on its list at one point. –Crain’s

NEW PLANS AND NEW CDO FOR GOVERNORS
Crain’s reports that Christopher Tepper — a real estate exec formerly for Jamestown, among others, who helped develop Industry City — was brought in as chief development officer at the Trust for Governors Island, a newly created position. Tepper will create a concept plan for the 33 acres on the south side of the island that are yet untouched, and will also walk that area through the rezoning process (to what???) (though I am pretty sure this all goes through CB1) AND will help find uses for the historic district buildings as well. It’s basically the best job on the planet.

CITIBANK FINISHES ITS GLASS FACADE
NY Yimby┬ásays the glass panels on the Citibank building are complete, though they have looked finished to me for a while. They include a shot of the old building, which I had forgotten about. While I don’t love the new building, the old one was never that smart looking either. The new one does make for some good sunset reflections from Pier 25.

 

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