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CurbedWire: Oculus Unveiled, Northside Rat, HoJo NoGo

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CHELSEA?We've been busy with the issues surrounding Santiago Calatrava's oculus downtown, so much so that we've neglected a much different Oculus in Manhattan that's actually getting built. Writes a tipster, "Don’t see too much about the Oculus on here (50 West 15th Street) but the scaffolding just came down." Pictures above of the nearly sold-out condo building from Alchemy Properties. Snazzy! [CurbedWire Inbox]

WILLIAMSBURG?the 'Burg waterfront is having a bit of a rodent problem, writes a tipster. "The inflatable rat is back on Kent Avenue, outside the Northside Piers/Toll Brothers building. A group of disgruntled Union workers protesting the use of non-union workers, which according to one of the protesters, are illegal laborers." [CurbedWire Inbox]

MIDTOWN?Fly your flags at half-mast, friends, for another proud Howard Johnson has fallen: "What's going on with the dumpy former Howard Johnson on W. 34th Street across from Penn Station? It was abruptly shuttered, complete with handwritten instructions to guests that they should go pick up their luggage at some other midtown dumptel. Duane Reade on the ground floor also abruptly closed, and all the other businesses are having 'going out of business' sales. I sense an impending wrecking ball." [CurbedWire Inbox]

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