65 West Broadway site is for sale

Maybe there is the potential for progress at one of our abandoned construction sites? G’s eagle real estate eyes caught a listing for 65 West Broadway — the site that runs the whole block front between Warren and Murray. Construction there started in early 2017 and stopped, I would say, around 2019. The site was called 59-61 Warren by the original developers (and I assume the current owners), Cape Advisors.

The lot is 50′ x 175′ (with a little carve out for Flashdancers on Murray, which refused to sell) and is being listed as “land for sale” as a fully approved development project with the foundation completed. The braces that are mounted to 57 Warren were placed there at the request of the DOB as a safety measure.

The project currently approved is a residential condominium development with 10 stories above grade and two below grade, 23 total residential units above a ground floor retail space.  The listing says that it is being offered on an “as-is, where-is basis and is fully unencumbered of debt.” Note that the rendering above is slightly different than the one below, which is from 2019.

Sadly I can barely remember what the block looked like before it was demolished, except, of course, the Raccoon Lodge and Mariachi’s yellow awning. Luckily there are pictures in the files to help me out…



  1. Sadly, the texture and spirit of the euthanized blockfront of 19th century structures can never be recreated, and whatever is erected on this site is TriBeCa in location only.

  2. A real shame that the Flashdancers site isn’t part of this potential development; it’s not exactly the kind of neighborhood-serving retail that most (although probably not all) of us desire, and the inclusion of that lot would make for much better floor plans.

  3. I’m sure the developers would whole heartedly agree with you.

    Can you Imagine trying to sell a development lot with a strip club right next door!!

  4. Still miss the Raccoon Lodge to this day, and it’s been so sad to see it lost just to have a giant pit in the ground for 5 years.

    This is a good sign though, so hopefully some progress can be made. That’s a nice block.

    • Not a pit or hole in the ground currently. Construction was brought up to grade and a ground floor slab has been poured. But yes, a hole in the sky would be more accurate.

  5. That block used to have Mangez Avec Moi, Casse Croute, Saleya, a shoemaker, a Pakistani restaurant, and a pizza shop on the corner by Flashdancers.

  6. I think NYC requires all buildings to be self supporting. So one of the reasons that empty lot has not been developed may be because the braces have to stay up until the building they are attached to figures out a better way to support itself from the inside. Just a guess.

  7. Same old story….rip down authentic architecture where residents were able to socialize, eat out and enjoy life and community and support shop owners and restaurants….and replace it with a gaping construction pit held up in years upon years of financial litigations, which means absolutely nothing to the day to day lives of those who actually LIVE and WORK in tribeca. (Except maybe to those who live on the opposite side of that wall…) all for the same purpose of creating yet another luxury loft living space…whose residents now have fewer authentic restaurants, and bars, and shops….to enjoy.
    Maybe the ground floor will be a Starbucks??? Or a bank. That would be nice…..

  8. This is a real heart-breaker. I marched with others protesting only weeks before they destroyed this entire row of 19th century, utterly irreplaceable structures. And now we have an ugly hole in the ground. Amazing, so many years after the destruction of Penn Station, we’re still permitting this sort of vandalism in our greatest city.

  9. I worry about the structural destabilization of existing buildings by these new large developments as what appears to have been the case up the block on Park Place and Murray when the new 19 Park Place development went up and seemed to have destabilized its direct neighbors to the west on Murray and Park Place. More focus should be placed in this issue in Tribeca.

  10. A number of wonderful businesses were destroyed, including the longtime Laotian/French restaurant run by the same family for decades. They didn’t want yo leave, but were forced out and replaced by…dirt. As you can see.