Rumor, innuendo, gossip—and, every once in a while, an ounce of truth. You're with me, CurbedWire, for the first day of summer, June 21, 2006...
· Dapper Elliman broker Leonard Steinberg emails regarding the Far West Village new development 744 Greenwich Street (right, previously seen in BuildingSpotter). He reports that it has sold out in less than six months: "A slow market? Certainly slower than a year ago, but not for high end quality real estate!" To protect residents from any future doorman strikes, the building will offer "a CYBER DOORMAN that provides many benefits of a doorman including additional security." [CurbedWire Inbox]
· A CurbedWire followup regarding the possible accumulation of upper East Village real estate by a shadowy cartel. A reader emails, "It's not the Carlyle Group buying up the East Village, it's Extell Development. Bought merlon management's buildings, bernard mcelhone's I think, unless carlyle=extell." Hmmm. [CurbedWire Inbox]
· BREAKING: Dumbo is no longer the "new Tribeca"—Long Island City is, according to this genius Craigslist listing sent along by an alert reader. Adds our tipster, "Except, that it's not a triangle, it's not below Canal, and it shares little else in common." Except the joy that floats on the breeze. [Craigslist]