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) Williamsburg: "The massive warehouse (57 ft wide by 300 ft long) on 444 Graham avenue in Williamsburg has until now been occupied by Marino Marble & Tile, but is now being emptied for (purportedly) demolition. I was told by workmen that a 15 story apt building is replacing it. How possible in an R6 zone?" Anything is possible in Williamsburg, so who's gonna pony up the renderings? By the way, we think the picture at right is the same 444 Graham, as seen on Flickr/jinxbkny.
2) East Village: Over near the newest East Village tower comes word of another: Any ideas what's going on at the SE corner of 14th St and 3rd Ave? The bodega is moving down the block and the other businesses in the building have closed. DOB website says it's going to be an 18 floor residential building, shocking I know, but any more details than that available." Thankfully, Robin Raj is on the SW corner, so it's the green-awning bodega that's getting the boot. Phew.
3) Our Nation's Libraries: "For several months it's been rumored that The New York Public Library is or has sold either or both the Mid-Manhattan Library at 40th and Fifth (diagonally opposite the big one with the lions--you might say kitty cornered) and the Donnell Library on 53rd St across from the Museum of Modern Art. Could it stay this quiet if it were true?" We would assume not, but hey, that's what the Rumblings are for.