The city hopes to sell 7 N. Moore

The Department of Sanitation is seeking disposition approval of its property at 7 N. Moore, the sweet little three-story building just west of West Broadway. The property would go to the highest bidder when it is eventually sold by the city Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

(CB1’s Landmarks Committee rejected the request, but the process is a ULURP — the city’s land use review process — so I imagine things will progress towards a sale over the next weeks.)

The “section station” building was used for 55 years — from 1960 to 2015 — as a break facility for DSNY employees who were out in the field. It had locker rooms, bathrooms and a pantry and was also the headquarters for the Manhattan Inspection Division. When the Spring Street Garage was built in 2014, that building absorbed these uses.

The lot is 18 feet wide and 75 feet deep — I am guessing that is the building footprint as well.

The CB1 members expressed their dismay that the city had no intention of developing the site as affordable housing. The DSNY reps reached out to the city’s housing agency, HPD, to see if the agency wanted it, but HPD said it was too small and that there was no financing program for a building of this size.

It doesn’t look like it is in great shape on the inside, though the outside looks great to me. You can see the mold from one room above. But still, it’s a sweet spot. If you want to buy it, call 212-386-0622 or go to And let me know if you make a deal!



  1. According to NYC Planning it is in an A Zone for flood hazard risk.

  2. My area is in a flood zone yet it was re-zoned and many luxury towers are being built there.

  3. What do we think it’ll sell for?

  4. A little BeCa birdie told me North Moore is the Fifth Avenue below Canal. I don’t know … maybe new money is feeling left out?

    7 NM could be the next Wolf of Wall Street townhouse? I smell mucho moolah for this promising little dump. Hope this doesn’t impact the scene at Brandy Library. I want to continue munching on their puffy little gougères in peace.

  5. Heidi, there are quite a few buildings in Tribeca, old and new, that are in the flood zone. Having lived in one of them, I can say that the most direct impact was high premiums on flood insurance, proof of which was required by any bank providing a mortgage to any unit owner in the building. And actual flood damage from Storm Sandy in 2012, as to which most of the repair costs were paid by such insurance.

  6. SW,

    Everything you wrote is true…thus far.