A first glimpse of what the residences on top of Chrystie Street’s Public Hotel will look like. Prices start at $7 million (Curbed).
More observations on the Public’s unveiling: “If those prices seem audacious in a neighborhood where average per-square-foot-price is $1,180, (developer Ian) Schrager… appears to know his public: among current shoppers for a full-size, 4,236-square-foot spread is a Park Avenue couple interested in using the place for the complementary purposes of art storage and entertaining—as a kind of interesting weekend getaway south of 14th Street.” (Observer)
An in-depth look at real estate tycoon Ruby Schron, who owns property pretty much everywhere, including on the Lower East Side (Bloomberg).
The city appears to have approved plans for a residential conversion of the Amato Opera building (EV Grieve).
A look at the uphill political fight to end Albany’s control of New York City’s rent regulation system (Gotham Gazette).
The de Blasio Administration says it intends to take crime fighting in the city’s public housing projects seriously (Daily News).
Two people are facing charges in an apartment rent fraud scheme in Manhattan (NYT).
About that proposal floated yesterday for a gondola network over the east River: “a fanciful idea, but one that’s more pie-in-the-sky than anything else.” (Second Avenue Sagas).
Rawson Projects, a Brooklyn gallery, makes the move to Madison Street (Artinfo).
As the Jewish holidays approach, a Lower East Side beekeeper looks back on a sweet year (Jewish Week).