Two pieces of intel arrived late yesterday concerning this week's Rumblings and Bumblings:
5) Lower East Side: Regarding the abandoned Essex Street Retail Market, a special correspondent calls bullshit on our tipster's report yesterday: "I've been inside too, and have had lenghty conversations with Henry. Trust me, he does not own half the hood." Two Downtown Express articles, here (7/23/04) and here (6/18/04), flesh out more details.
6) Little Chitaly: Seemed there was no word on the new seven-story condo development at 123 Baxter, but a reader comment held up by Curbed's spam filter had the goods: "Looks like [Elliman broker] Lisa Maysonet has the exclusive (I read her blog as well, see 12/6 posting). Also see the floorplans/info (rendering, above). No idea on $, does anyone know?" Writes Maysonet, "The building includes a triplex townhouse with private garden, two penthouses, and two- and one-bedroom homes. The condos at 123 Baxter feature high-tech amenities from space-age kitchen appliances to a robotic parking garage. I call it Jetsonville!" Two visions of Jetsonville, after the jump.