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CurbedWire: Narrow House Gets Free IKEA, Hell's Kitchen Tower Back On (Says Handyman)

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HELL'S KITCHEN?Though recent reports classified the project as stalled, a tipster writes in with some rumors of a rebirth at 42nd Street and Tenth Avenue, site of the Related Companies' massive rental/condo tower with a theater space designed by Frank Gehry: "The pit at 42nd and 10th Ave has had a new crane erected in it. One of my apartment building's handymen said construction's a go and the giant building should be up within a year. It's going to kill my view of the Empire State Building, so I hope it takes much, much longer." No renderings of the Arquitectonica-designed tower have been released. [CurbedWire Inbox]

WEST VILLAGE?Our coverage of the Daffy's apartment revealed that we're suckers for an amusing publicity gimmick when it involves notable real estate. Knowing this, IKEA has unleashed a doozy. Remember 75 1/2 Bedford Street, aka the narrowest house in New York? In a press release, the Swedes have offered $10,000 in furniture and free design expertise to the buyers of the house (currently asking $2.75 million), because furnishing such a narrow space is a challenge. A challenge only IKEA can tackle! (Please make our check out to cash.) [CurbedWire Inbox]

Narrowest House

75 1/2 Bedford Street, New York, New York 10014

440 West 42nd Street

440 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036