GREENWICH VILLAGE?Our update on the triple-headed Townhomes of Downing Street prompted one neighbor to send us some construction photos from his personal stash and pass on this Grade A rumor: "I live next door in ten downing. I wanted to let you know the reason only one of those townhouses is listed is because the others have been bought. By Billy Joel. The rumor is he purchased two of them. I have no idea if this is true or not, but he has been seen in the neighborhood a lot lately, and multiple people have said this is the case." [CurbedWire Inbox]
CONEY ISLAND?Today, a group of mermaids, a guy with a guitar and a big rabbit headed to the City Planning Commission to protest the upcoming vote on the city's Coney Island rezoning plan. Really!
The mermaids are pretty bummed about the rezoning's guidelines, including the potential for some tall hotels within the amusement district, which they say is too small. In fact, they've even rendered their grim vision of Coney Island's future if the rezoning gets passed, which we will share with you now because it can't be a good thing to be on the bad side of a bunch of mermaids. [CurbedWire Inbox]