New Yorkers may be sleeping better now that construction is at a standstill at dozens of sites across the city, but on one little sliver of Far West 12th Street, the hardhats are carrying on in their hardhatting. The block between the West Side Highway and Washington Street has not one, not two, but three buzzed-about West Village developments taking shape: The Robert A.M. Stern-designed dudemagnet known as Superior Ink, FLAnk's copper-wrapped 385 West 12th Street, and Cary Tamarkin's lofty 397 West 12th Street. Combine those with the demolition of the decrepit Gulf Coast restaurant building on the corner, and that's a lot of banging and clanging. Above, a well-formed Superior Ink and its row of new-yet-old-lookin' townhouses lining Bethune Street behind the 17-story tower. We dispatched roving photog Will Femia to get some shots of Superior Ink, which got a head start and should finish first, but we couldn't resist spying on the neighbors.
· CurbedWire: Building Out West 12th Street [Curbed]