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Rumblings & Bumblings Responses: Vinnie's on the Block

Answers to Tuesdays questions, by readers for readers, below. If you've got a better answer, another question, or a sweet, sweet digital pic, email us at a note in the comments below.

1) West Village: Much debate about the past and future of St. Vincent's white whale on the east side 7th Ave. So. between 12th and 13th. Future first: One commenter says Massey Knakal's doing the shopping, and that St. Vincent's is planning to trade development rights for some renovation of the hospital's property on the west side of 7th. We couldn't confirm, but Massey does list St. Vincent's as a client.
For those worried about the landmark status, a commenter notes, "It is within the Greenwich Village historic district but DEFINITELY NOT an individual landmark. It is conceivable that Landmarks could decide that the building is non-contributing and allow demolition." As for the past, much back-and-forth in the the comments about who built what and when. We'll spare you the details, but suffice to say there's a reason for the maritime flavor.
2) Boerum Hill: Word is Scarano on the north side of Warren between Smith and Hoyt. Says a commenter, "Compared to institutional almost windowless block next to it, the new Fedders rentals closer to Smith, and the 80's construction with parking in front down near Hoyt - this will be by far the upscale neighbor on the block."

3) Upper West Side: As for the shroud-covered property on the southwest corner of Broadway and 72nd Street, we clipped the rendering at right from an RKF brochure earlier this year. Nineteen stories of glassy goodness. As noted Tuesday, the property is no longer listed on the RKF website. The brochure, however, is still kickin'. We dropped a line to RKF. Details as they emerge.
4) Upper East Side: Finally, the property at 250 E. 60th by the mouth of the Roosevelt Island was purchased last year for $11.75 million. This spring, the planned 10-story condo was stalled by Gov. Pataki's refusal to grant bond and tax-exemption to the developer Peter Fine, according to The Real Estate. But looks like the old friends worked it out, as evidenced by the original querier's photo. That's all we got for now. More welcome, as always.