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443 Greenwich Intel Revealed; Jane's Carousel Protects Itself

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TRIBECA?We mentioned earlier that 443 Greenwich Street has gone through something of a change in layouts?instead of 80 to 100 units, the building will have just 53 apartments. Building reps sent along a few other details, which are as follows: those 53 units will break down into 45 lofts and eight penthouses. The lofts will be 2,000 to 5,000 square feet and the penthouses will range from 3,500 to 9,500 square feet. CetraRuddy is handling the architecture and the interiors, and the whole thing will hit the market early in 2014, with completion set for 2015. The teaser website just launched. [CurbedWire Inbox]

DUMBO?Jane's Carousel, the Jean Nouvel carousel that usually sits firmly on concrete in Brooklyn Bridge Park, was completely submerged during Hurricane Sandy. The powers that be would prefer that not to happen again, so today the carousel's overlords?David and Jane Walentas and Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer?oversaw the installation of a flood protection system. For the most part, the AquaFence system, made up of 44 "marine-grade panels," will be kept out of sight, but it can be put up quickly if a storm is likely.

The carousel as it looked the night of Hurricane Sandy:

The carousel with its new fencing:

443 Greenwich St

443 Greenwich Street, Manhattan, NY 10013

Jane's Carousel

Old Dock Street, Brooklyn, NY