Jam-packed CurbedWire to round out the week. Breathe deep and jump in.
LITTLE ITALY -- Bad news for fans of sausage and cheap t-shirts; Community Board 2 has rejected the permit application for the San Gennaro Feast. A special Curbed Correspondent reports, "No organizers from the Feast appeared. But old-time Italians did, and spoke against it, as well as other locals, so the CB recommended to the Mayor's CSA Office that the permit be denied. It is likely the organizers will be back next month, seeking reconsideration, after having been taught some respect. Locals declared that it was better run when the Mafia organized it." [CurbedWire Inbox]
DUMBO -- Breaking news from The D: "Someone on dumbo.nyc said a partial stop work order had been issued on 99 Gold. People seem to love hating that building too so figured I'd send along." Aaaand, confirmed. [CurbedWire Inbox]
WEST VILLAGE -- Here's an undulation update: "At least one of the recently vacated spaces on the stretch of Greenwich Ave between W 12th and 7th Ave is now filled—with a not-yet-opened sales/leasing/something center for One Jackson Square (right). This weekend the windows were blacked out with, well, black paper with the website url on it." [CurbedWire Inbox]
UPPER EAST SIDE -- A tipster emails, "rental building 300 East 64th Street is intending to go condo." Anyone know details? [CurbedWire Inbox]
LONG ISLAND CITY - A reader update: "It appears I got owned on the whole Developer's Group Queens Plaza thing. 80% sold or under contract according to their site. I still don't get it - the neighborhood still sucks, and there's more developments going up in the neighborhood too. Obviously those Wall Street bonuses were given out to people with more dollars than sense.
This weekend there will be another open house at each of DG's properties. Some are doing better than others I imagine, but if they can sell everything at the Queens Plaza except for what appear to be the most expensive units (price chop anyone?), then they're not doing half bad.
Arris on the other hand appears to have 25% "under contract" with many of the $million units still conspicuously unsold. An update from you guys on this would be appreciated. What's up in LIC? Inventory overload. BTW what the HELL is that new thing they're building right on the right when you exit the upper level of the 59th st bridge?." [CurbedWire Inbox]