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Rumblings & Bumblings: Silence at 16 Prince, Gateway Crash, Mercer Mystery

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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 Bonus points for digital photos. Answers from readers like you on Thursday.

1) Nolita: Hey, remember how some showbiz folks were teaming up to design a new apartment building at 16 Prince Street (left) that would "stand the test of time?" No? Neither did we. Regardless, a reader writes: "I was wandering if you guys have heard anything about the project at 16 Prince Street? I have left a few messages for the owner but no one has returned my calls. I was wandering if you knew what they are planning on building and when they are suppose to be done? You wouldn't happen to know if they have started to sell or are already sold out would you? I have called all the real estate companies I know to find out who is responsible for selling the units but no one knows."

2) Harlem: "Any update on Gateway II condo (phase II) in Central Harlem ('SoHa' from your network of developers and other insiders? Right now, it's still a hole in the ground with some progress having been made. There is a long list of frustrated buyers (who made down payments in 2005 - 2006 via Halstead) and rumors of legal action against the developer (Gaetano in Ossining, NY). Society Cafe seems to be doing well and rumour has it that they will expand into the ground floor retail space once Gateway II is finally up."

3) Soho: This one's for the hardcore history buffs: "There is a building on Mercer Street that I've always wondered about and wonder if anyone at curbed knows anything about it. It is on Mercer just off the corner of Houston, a boarded-up cute brick townhouse, second floor windows have white lace curtains that have been up for 10 years at LEAST. It's just across the street from Moss and a few doors down from Marc Jacobs. Does someone own it? Is it a complete wreck inside and that's why no one has renovated it? I am so curious and have been for years!"
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