The views of the harbor and Fidi from 77 Greenwich

I requested a tour of 77 Greenwich — aka the old Syms site — since I really wanted to see the views from what is basically the tippy tip of Manhattan, but also because I love being in buildings that are under construction. (Years ago, I was lucky enough to be on the 90th floor of One World Trade before it had walls or windows, thanks to the Durst Organization, and still think about it.) PS 150 will also move to this site in 2022 (more on that later) and the construction includes the restoration of a historic landmark.

They have probably made a lot more progress since then (I went up in early December with longtime Fidi resident Vanessa Low Mendelson, the director of sales for the building) but you will get the idea. Most of these photos are shot from the penthouse, which will be a huge common area called Cloud Club 77 (the mechanicals are in the middle of the building, and there’s more to that story, but it does make for a great roof). The outdoor spaces are being designed by the same firm that did the Metropolitan Museum’s roof and those will include a meditation garden and a dog run (!) on the 41st floor.

The building — 42 floors and 500 feet, with views of historic Fidi out nearly every window — should be completed this spring. The SCA is building out the elementary school to come in 2022 for PS 150 (more on that soon) on floors 2 through 8, plus portions of the ground floor, cellar and 9th floor. The lobby entrance for 77 Greenwich is in the last shot below, but the school will enter on Trinity Place.

The other piece of the site I was anxious to see is the restoration of the Robert & Anne Dickey House, a historic landmark built in 1810 that is one of the last remaining Federal-style buildings in New York City — and it has that quirky barrel back. (See Tom Miller’s post here.) The Dickey House will be incorporated into the new elementary school.

Just across the street — on Edgar — is the new Elizabeth H. Berger Park, which is coming online soon.



  1. I really miss Syms, but I’m glad PS150 will have a new home.

  2. I jogged through Elizabeth H. Berger Park, it it is absolutely lovely. Between that and the new Bogardus Plaza there are so many opportunities to reclaim our streets for pedestrians.

    Specifically thinking about West Broadway between 6th and Canal which has been turned into a parking lot.