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Rumblings and Bumblings Responses: Bank On It

1) Alas, no takers on that Wooster St. parking lot query, but there is a shiny new pic of Rupert's living room across the street (via our friends from Realty Baron). [UPDATE: On second thought, we'll take this one. Two luxury towers will rise, designed by Sculpture for Living architect Charles Gwathmey.]
2) No news on the American Continental development on West End. Like most of the city, we anxiously await the next newsletter from the Coalition for a Livable Upper West Side.
3) So sweet, you remembered! Yes, that gaping hole you see on 5th Ave. and 1st St. in Park Slope is to be a Commerce Bank. (Not a drive-through. Never a drive-through.)
4) Here's what we got on the space at 22nd and 7th: "The retail space used to have a coffee shop in there but it closed up probably a year ago. I know they had a for rent and for sale sign up and I know some people that made offers on it but the building owner never returned calls. Not sure what he is planning on doing with it but it just serves as a billboard lately."
5) Not much new to report on the planned 15-story Richard Meier tower at the mouth of Prospect Park. It's neither shrinking nor growing, as far as we know. There is this: GPG Equities, the geniuses behind the putting green at Clinton West, finally closed on the property last month. Meanwhile, another reader notes that the old oak trees that lined the lot are gone.
6) Finally, an in-the-know source files this Tudor City report: "That lot is part of a massive residential development that includes the Power Plant - being developed by Sheldon Solow (of >9 West 57th Street (picture above via New York Architecture) development fame) - massively dense residential and retail complex, still in early design phases. They closed on the first of the lots (including the one between 41st and 42nd) just recently and are still in contract to purchase the remaining parcels where the power plant sits."
· Rumbings and Bumblings: Uptown, Downtown... [Curbed]