David Dunlap, The Times‘s lovely chronicler of the city’s architectural foibles (not to be confused with architecture critic Michael Kimmelman) has a nice little item about the transformation of the old New York Times Building on 43rd Street by that maestro behind-the-scenes building, Blackstone’s Jonathan Gray.
The focus of the piece is a quixotic look at the transformation of the old executive dining room into a basketball court, but one section caught The Observer‘s pink eye in particular. It appears that someone is being razzed here.
The Real Estate Desk has closely followed the career of developer Gary Barnett since he first arrived on the city’s streets in the ’90s. Well, returned to the city’s streets from Belgium, where he had been dealing diamonds. The Lower East Side-born, Monsey-bred, Queens-residing man keeps a relatively low profile, especially considering his big Read More
Africa Israel Investments LTD has said that it will sell a nearly 50 percent stake in its Manhattan towers to an investment fund based in the Far East, according to Bloomberg.com:
"Africa is selling 49.9 percent of its holding in the Clock Tower and 49 percent of the Times Building properties Read More
The proprietors of Midtown Italian eatery Bice have inked a deal to open a new 5,274-square-foot restaurant called Montenapo in The New York Times Building.
According to Thursday’s announcement from Forest City Ratner Companies:
The new restaurant, located in space just next to the building’s 41st Street entrance, will feature a casually Read More
Tuesday's news about eccentric Japanese eatery Inakaya making its U.S. debut next year in the new Times building has the culinary community scrambling for info on Tokyo's famous robatayaki joint.
Eater, for instance, dug up an old Times description from 1984 about the "hearty welcoming shouts" and chefs kneeling "samurai-style in front of Read More