This morning the Wall Street Journal has confirmation that the Jarmulowsky Bank Building is back on the market. Bowery Boogie noticed a new listing for the historic landmark at 54-56 Canal Street yesterday. According to the Journal, Central City Brokerage is marketing the building as a luxury hotel conversion, on behalf of current owner Baruch Singer. The asking price: $37 million.
In other news, Ed Koch is stepping up his crusade against State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. During a news conference at City Hall praising the lawmakers who have signed his reform pledge, Koch called Silver “the biggest enemy of reform in the State of New York.” Silver has repeatedly said he does not sign pledges. Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson recently relented, agreeing to join the Koch group, making Silver the lone holdout.
The House race in the 14th Congressional District (which includes part of the LES) has become costly. According to the Daily News, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and challenger Reshma Saujani have raised more than $4 million between them. One big ticket item: pricey fundraisers on the Upper East Side to extract yet more money from wealthy donors.
On the food front, managers of Veselka tell the Journal business was not harmed after they posted their “B” grade from the Health Department. Serious Eats samples high end coffee at Rapha, a cutting edge bike clothing store on the Bowery. And Metromix profiles Bisous Ciao, the new macroon parlor on Stanton Street.
Partly cloudy today with a high of 74. And due to the first day of Rosh Hashonah, alternate side street cleaning regulations are suspended. All other parking rules remain in effect.