Tuesday, January 15, 2008

*Everyday Chatter

As 13th Street Rep proprietor Edith O'Hara predicted here, a giant glass hotel is going up on 13th Street between 5th and 6th. Unless, of course, the neighbors rally and boot the plan in the ass before it can happen. Or is that too much to hope for? [Curbed]

Zoolander comes to Elizabeth Street as the Hollywood-dream, classic-styled luxury condo building rises on the corner at Prince. We should count our blessings it's not another glass box, and yet, I'm not counting them. Because I remember when it was part of LaRosa & Son Bread Co. and, with the smell of baking in the air, you could stop in on a cold night for a hot loaf of Italian bread, fresh from the oven. It melted in your mouth. That was a blessing.

...and the rendering:

The Gertel's sign has been mysteriously resurrected in Brooklyn. [Lost City]

More big-box building for Red Hook? Here comes the 'burbs in all their unwieldy glory--time to install one of those miserable, life-sucking "office parks." God, I hope they put in an Outback Steakhouse and a Chili's, too. I'm just about dying for a Bloomin' Onion. [Racked]

1 comment:

Greg said...

It is a fine looking building, at least.