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CurbedWire: Marx Brothers Place Visited, Iron Triangle 61% Acquired, 160 Imlay Updated

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UPPER EAST SIDE?The campaign to landmark Marx Brothers Place, the stretch of East 93rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues nicknamed as such because the Marx Brothers' childhood home was on the block, is making progress, sorta. The Landmarks Preservation Commission hasn't calendared the matter for consideration, but following a letter-writing campaign and the endorsements of Woody Allen and various officials, LPC Chairman Robert Tierney has agreed to throw a bone to the preservationists and tour the area on Friday morning. Show your solidarity by wearing a big fake mustache to work on Friday. Heck, wear one even if you don't support the cause. [CurbedWire Inbox]

WILLETS POINT?The rumor on OuterB that the city is no longer actively pursuing land deals at Willets Point is incorrect, our friends at the Economic Development Corporation tell us: "The City now controls 61% of the 62 acre site, and negotiations about relocation and land acquisition are continuing." [CurbedWire Inbox]

RED HOOK?Following a court ruling back in October, it seemed like the old warehouse at 160 Imlay Street was finally ready for residential conversion after years of battles (first Curbed mention: November 2004). Over the weekend a tipster sent along a photo update of how 160 Imlay, shrouded in black netting for years, is progressing (seen after the jump). Lookin' good! Or...not. [CurbedWire Inbox]