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1) Nolita: This report is well neigh unbelievable, but the rub is this: it comes from a trusted Curbed tipster who's been right about this kind of thing before. He emails, "a friend that works in the Puck Building told me it's being sold... and converted into condos!" Stay tuned. [CurbedWire Inbox]
2) Tribeca: The Battle over Buster's Garage has moved beyond the hallowed grounds of CB 1, as a tipster tells us that "the next morning the wife of the CB president was surrounded on the street by a motley crew from the parking garage and given back her months rent for her car parking and told she had 1 hour to remove it. The shit-hole landlord of this whole thing then threatened to evict all cars from people in the neighboring buildings as well and, of course, is suing over libel of all things. Love these landlords." [CurbedWire Inbox]
3) Flatiron: What probably wasn't the best way to wake up on 9/11 for neighborhood residents: "The Grand Madison (located on Fifth Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets) was on fire this morning around 9:15am. You could see fire from the roof (looked to be coming from the 27th Street side). A lot of smoke. A lot of fire trucks." That's the Elad-backed new development; no word on the building's status. [CurbedWire Inbox]
4) Dumbo: After reader told us about a carousel being erected on Water Street, a special Curbed correspondent reports, "it's the work of some artist who had a studio in 70 wash (pre-condo) - not sure what building they are in at the moment, probably 20 Jay. I believe it is a carousel restoration project. My guess is they may be assembling it for the upcoming dumbo open studios weekend. I don't believe they typically have it assembled, but the components have been on view to the public for the open studios." We haven't come across photos yet, but they are appreciated. [CurbedWire Inbox]