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Weighing in on the Stuy Town Default; Failure at 178 Bleecker

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STUY TOWN?Everybody and their brother seems to have an official response to Stuy Town's (technical) default, judging by the press releases that came our way today. The word from Stuy Town owners Tishman Speyer and BlackRock was a simple confirmation that the "announcement has no immediate impact on tenant services or the day-to-day operations of the community." There was a little more (surprising) juice in the statement from Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Rafael Cestero: "Since the 1940s Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village have served the housing needs of the hardworking middle-class families of New York, and it is our overriding concern that they remain a key component of the City's affordable housing stock for generations to come." Sounds like a threat if ever we heard one. [CurbedWire Inbox]

GREENWICH VILLAGE?According to the people of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the application for a proposed eight-story building at 178 Bleecker Street failed its audit with the Department of Buildings today. The building's permit will be rescinded if the problems DOB pinpointed in the audit aren't fixed ASAP. GVSHP's reaction: cautious optimism. [CurbedWire Inbox]