Residents of Sheffield57, perhaps the most ill-starred condo conversion in recent history, are “euphoric” that developer Kent Swig and his junior partners on Thursday formally lost control of the project they began four years ago.
“We’re going to have a number of celebrations,” said Larry Wagner, a condo owner and former Nomura CFO. That series Read More
Sheffield57, the mammoth condo conversion in midtown, has completed sales of over 40 percent of its units, according to its developer Kent Swig. Closings have begun and owners have been moving into the 570 condos.
It's been a long and winding road for Sheffield57 and Mr. Swig. He and his partners bought the rental building Read More
The owner of the Sheffield57, a West 57th Street building undergoing a contentious condo conversion and renovation, has become very, well, accommodating.
The building’s management sent a memo to the remaining tenants Thursday indicating they would need to vacate their apartments for the night because of a city-ordered asbestos clean-up. Now, Read More
Come Back to San Gennaro: The Mob is Deeply Missed
City officials have since strived to cleanse San Gennaro of certain less than desirable elements: No more gambling. No more booze-slinging street vendors. And, if you believe the current organizers, no more Mafia involvement. Mob mentality, though, still has its place. Go to story Read More
City inspectors found that the ceiling coating at the Sheffield on West 57th Street, which is undergoing a renovation as part of a condo conversion, contains asbestos and ordered a halt to any work on the ceiling until an abatement plan could be put into place.
Earlier tests by a contractor hired by Read More
One of the steps that Kent Swig took to convert the Sheffield from stolid rentals to luxury condos was adding the number seven to each floor (that’s how the Sheffield57 came to have 57 stories). It was one of numerous complaints by tenants that The Observer did not report in its story Read More
The Full Monty , the new musical about various wee-wees, is currently lighting up Broadway. I guess I’ve seen some things in my time, but a musical about whether amateur male strippers will drop their G-strings to show us “the full monty” after almost three hours-at last! This is the moment . Will they, won’t Read More