And now, before you contemplate a cold January Saturday, have a look at some of our favorite Curbed topics of the week:
1) East Village: Another one bites the dust. The pre-glitz Bowery Amato Opera was sold for $37 million. It will close on May 31. The end is near.
2) Coney Island: It was the week of the most bizarre renderings ever, not to mention the week the thefutureofconeyisland.com, which had been used by Thor Equities, went porn.
3) Tribeca: There seem to be some issues selling and/or re-selling apartments in our beloved Zinc Building.
4) Union Square: You didn't expect a McSam Gene Kaufman-designed gray box addition hotel to let people keep views, did you?
5) Flatiron: What's life without an imaginary $50 million penthouse for Lev Leviev at the Madison Avenue Clock Tower designed by none other than our Hot Karl Fischer?
6) Prospect Heights: How many times did Frank Gehry drop the F Bomb after he read that Marty Markowitz said his Atlantic Yards design was just too fancy and expensive?