If it's Tuesday, it's Rumblings & Bumblings time. If you've got an answer to one of the reader queries below, leave a note in the comments. If you've got another question, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bonus points for digital photos. Answers from readers like you on Thursday.
1) Upper West Side: This one is about 2075 Broadway (right), the bendy blendy we've obsessed over before: "I was wondering if you guys could post something about what is going on at 72nd and Broadway. They knocked down the old brownstones to put up an ugly 22 story glass building with retail in the bottom. They stopped working on the site about 4 months ago when there was damage to a party wall of the building next to it. Since the lot has been sitting vacant with no activity what-so-ever. Any idea what is going on? Did they run out of money? Trying to sell the site?"
2) Fort Greene: "I have heard that the Brooklyn Hospital Center (in bankruptcy) has sold it's parking lot at the corner of DeKalb Ave and Ashland Place. I assume the sale would go to a developer. The Brooklyn campus of LIU is adjacent to the piece. Do you have any info on this?"
3) Soho: "I just saw a bunch of business people(suits) on the roof of 166 avenue of the americas, Gods love we deliver building. They had large papers - like maps ? with them. I just hope david geffen doesnt plan to build a super luxury apartmen on top of the squat rectangular building that was a defunct public buildinng before David
geffen transformed it. Any information would be appreciated."
4) Financial District: "I live across the street from the Corbin Building at 192 Broadway/11 John. It's a gorgeous building in need of some restoration and it appears to be vacant. As far as I know, the MTA (current owner) plans to use the first level as retail stores and an entrance on John Street to the new Fulton Street Transit Terminal. What I'm wondering is if anyone knows of any plans the MTA has for the upper stories. It's currently an office building, but I don't think there are any tenants. Recently the lights have been on in every room--all day every day. I haven't seen anyone inside, but it would seem like its a sign of some activity over there." Easy answer: ghost tower!