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Rumblings & Bumblings Responses: Lower East Side Dorm?

Answers to this week's Rumblings & Bumblings questions below. If you've got a better answer, another question, or a sweet, sweet digital photograph, drop a line to tips@curbed.com. Thanks for playing.

1) Upper East Side: Regarding the scaffolding at 1055 Park, a reader writes, "They will be tearing that building down and building a North Fork Bank." Sounds reasonable to us.
2) Hudson Square: As for the action on Hudson Street, between Charlton and Vandam, and on the corner of Spring, a commenter speculates, "I believe the Hudson street buildings are going through their facade inspection process that occurs every few years....On the nothwest corner of Spring and Hudson they are doing storefront renovation. A new tenant has already moved into part of the ground floor. I wouldn't be surprised if they moved FEGS out of the other ground floor space in the future." Paging Storefronting.
3) Cobble Hill: Finally, here's what we've learned about the abandoned Xmas tree factory on Warren and Hicks: "They use to have a giant Santa, or tree, or something on the wall." That about settles it, right?

Lower East Side Bonus: We jumped the gun a little yesterday in declaring the clear corner on the corner of Delancey and Ludlow (above) the future home of this condotel. In fact, commenters suggest that a giant dorm/apartment building is planned for that space under the watchful eye of the state Dormitory Authority. We're still sorting out where that leaves the pretty hotel. Developing...
· Rumblings & Bumblings: 1055 Park, Hudson, Warren Glitter [Curbed]
· Rumblings Update: 98 Delancey, Ready for Action [Curbed]