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19 Park Place Construction Watch; Trying YouTube To Sell Bed

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FIDI/BATTERY PARK CITY?Word got out today that the futuristic Park Place tower designed by Ismael Levya has a name, and it is the Tribeca Royale. The 25-foot-wide building will house 24 condos across 21 stories, each with their own rounded balcony, and many full-floor residences towards the top. We know what skinny architectural craziness Levya has dreamed up, but we hadn't seen the construction site in awhile. So we asked, and a tipster delivered. Far left, you'll find what's at 19 Park Place right now from the front of the lot, while the photograph second from left is the Murray Street view. Not much happening, eh? And we imagine those supports are simply holding up the neighboring buildings, not acting as any kind of structural basis for the tower that'll rise. Reps say the building will open up in 2014, so workers better get cracking, since it looks mighty empty to us. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

GRAMERCY & STUY TOWN?18 Gramercy Park, the 16-unit luxury condo tower designed by all-star developers Arthur and William Lie Zeckendorf and starchitect Robert A.M. Stern (who also teamed up for celeb magnet 15 CPW), is "commencing closings." Considering several of the multi-million-dollar listings came to market already in contract, including the $42 million penthouse (bought by the Houston Rockets' owner), we can't say we're surprised. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

BROOKLYN/THE INTERWEBS?Brooklyn resident and song-a-day-writer Jonathan Mann used to pen tunes about breaking up with his long-time girlfriend and other deeply important hipsterish issues, but now, he really needs to sell his Ikea bed because his new GF is moving in. He's eschewed Craigslist in favor of this musical classified ad. We'll summarize the gist of the clearly Grammy-worthy "Buy My Bed In Brooklyn" song for you: It's a one-year-old queen-sized Brimnes frame with a Sultan Hanested mattress that has four underbed drawers (three of which are not broken). "My friend Sam said, 'You can't sell your bed. No one in New York will buy a bed from a stranger,'" Mann sings. "I want to prove him wrong so I'm writing this song." Reassures Mann: "I've never ever had bed bugs." You have to stick it out until 1:51 to find out that the set costs $200 total OBO and what number to call. And then there's a reprise with a ukelele. [CurbedWire Inbox via Intelligencer]

19 Park Place

19 Park Place, New York, NY

18 Gramercy Park

18 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003