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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Like ants

Across the river

Yeah, this came out a little weird. The light was weird to start with because of the passing showers.

Um... about that new sign...

Monday, March 27, 2006

Bellied up

Fiddlesticks, Greenwich Ave.

424 Washington (River Lofts)

Walking down Washington between Laight and Vestry I look in a new building and see what looks like a row of mirrors for a salon, then in the next window a row of shoe-shine seats, then a pool table, then a salt water fish tank, and yet another window has an espresso machine at what looks like a coffe station. What kind of place is this going to be??

Turns out it's the back half of the River Lofts and looking at the building's website makes me think these are all part of the residents' amenities. I didn't see any celebrities, however.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

DeNiro peelback

At first I thought the weather had wrecked the plastic covering on DeNiro's hotel. Turns out the Greenwich St. face doesn't need the covering anymore. Not only does this building fit in with the neighborhood (or at least, that side of the street) but the rough brick actually makes it look older than its neighbors.

Tribeca gets a Turks and Frogs

Greenwich Street out by Debrosses.

Spring Street glass

All the big glass windows on Spring Street now. I'd love to have the "before" version of this.

Poor Maiden Lane

Downtown rain

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Employees Only

Hudson St.

Well equipped

Steel shutters

Back alley

Curves ahead

Petrarca Vino E Cucina

In the course of joking about places to go out downtown someone asked me if the Baby Doll Lounge was still there. This is what's in that space now.

Movie watching

Bleeker and Charles

Thursday, March 23, 2006

On location in NoBat

The signs from last week's TV shoot aren't even down yet and there are new signs for a movie shooting Thursday. "The Perfect Stranger" features Halle Berry and Bruce Willis, so keep an eye out.

A moment of reflection

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

101 Warren

Regarding today's Curbed item on the anticipated new Lower Manhattan Whole Foods, I was by the site on Sunday to admire the new signage and was distressed at the lack of Whole Foods in the rendering. Instead the emphasis at ground level is on the trees and landscaping.

I also walked past the not-quite-moved-in-yet sales office on Harrison at Staple Street. None of the renderings in the window showed any sign of a future Whole Foods either.

All is not lost though, there's still the description on

101 Warren Street (formerly known as 270 Greenwich)
Developer Edward J. Minskoff Equities Inc. was selected by the city to build a tower on a 90,565-square-foot lot bound by Greenwich, Murray, and Warren Streets, on the urban-renewal site known as Site 5B. The project will create a 35-story tower with more than 420 residential units; about 170,000 square feet of retail space, including a Whole Foods supermarket and Barnes and Noble bookstore; and two levels of below-grade public parking for up to 400 vehicles. It is expected to create about 300 permanent jobs and 1,000 construction jobs.

Previously: Washingon and Warren and West to Washington

Stable 23

Cornelia Street I think.

Hide the bodies

Family Court Building

Depends on the motorcycle, doesn't it?


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