In the News: Chambers Street coop buried under debt

160 CHAMBERS HELD HOSTAGE BY SPONSOR
The Real Deal reports that shareholders at 160 Chambers (seen in one of Gavin Snider‘s paintings!) — the old firehouse between Greenwich and West Broadway —  are suing a fellow tenant, Lawrence Omansky, who converted the building in 1982 and since then has racked up so much debt on his spaces that the building can’t get a mortgage or loan to even fix its own roof. “Omansky first brought unwanted attention to 160 Chambers in 2003 when he reportedly bound and gagged his business partner at knifepoint over a real estate dispute, leaving the partner beneath the floorboards of his duplex in the building. Although an investigation supported the claims of Omansky’s partner, who survived, prosecutors ultimately dropped kidnapping charges.” Yipes.

NATHAN LANE SELLING TRIBECA PAD
The WSJ reports that Nathan Lane is selling his triplex apartment at 35 N. Moore for $4.65 million. It has some cool built-ins designed by architect William Sofield. Lane bought it 1999, when he moved here from LA.

MORE ON THE ROCKEFELLER PARK MONUMENT
Both Gothamist and Curbed, in addition to nearly everyone else, covered the Battery Park City Authority’s plans to build a hardscape monument on the lawn at Rockefeller Park. The authority chairman told neighbors that they will find another location.

 

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