EAST VILLAGE—It seems Tishman Speyer threw a little rebranding party at Stuy Town and forgot to invite us. Luckily, a tipster filed this report from the scene (captured for posterity above): "Brokers were 'exclusively' invited (limited tickets) to this party, but at arrival had to take a walking tour through the premises, including 3 model apartments, which since we're all brokers we've already seen. 30 minutes later we were shuttled to the East River, where a waterfront party with Reggae band and food awaited. Lobster, crab meat and mango and various other delicacies were offered, as well as an open bar. Go Stuy town." Indeed. [CurbedWire Inbox]
WILLIAMSBURG—The Mill building is ready for action, even if the rooftop cabanas aren't. A tipster writes, "Commence rejoicing hipsters and trustafarians (and commence Williamsburg-bashing everyone else. The Mill Building has managed to get a temporary C. of O.." According to Brownstoner, closings begin in 30 days. [CurbedWire Inbox]
MISCELLANEOUS—The Historic Districts Council held their 8th annual Grassroots Preservation Awards ceremony last night at St. Marks Church In-The-Bowery. Congrats to HDC and all the winners. [CurbedWire Staff]
WEST VILLAGE—Speaking of preservation, the GVSHP sends word that the South Village Historic District is eligible for listing on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Ho, hum, right? Not so, says Andrew Berman, who will try to make you care after the jump.
[T]he area's historic significance has clearly been affirmed by the State Historic Preservation Office, and the protections regarding state and federal actions and use of funds are now in effect. So, for instance, if NYU wanted to demolish historic buildings and build a new 26-story dorm in the area using State Dormitory Authority funds, they would not be able to do so without it being subjected to a review to determine if it would negatively impact the historic resources in the area.[CurbedWire Inbox]