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Solow Finally Doing Something With Giant First Avenue Dirt Hole

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Cranky octogenarian Sheldon Solow is finally getting the ball rolling on his $4 billion mixed-use hole in the ground on First Avenue; and by getting the ball rolling, of course we don't mean actually building anything. Solow is selling off a portion of the old Con Ed plant property that for the last several years has been just a pack of stray dogs shy of making a stretch of Manhattan's East Side look like a convincing third world backwater. The First Avenue lot between 35th and 36th Streets is now approved for the construction of a 37-story tower and a 47-story tower, with combined maximum floor areas of 730,240 square feet, according to the Post.
· (Second item) [NYP]
· Sheldon Solow coverage [Curbed]