See a Time-Lapse Video of 56 Leonard Going Up; Brooklyn Embassy Townhouse for Sale

May 15, 2015


  • In anticipation for its topping out this summer, 56 Leonard, the 60-story tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron, released a time lapse video tracking the building’s rise from March 2014 to May 2015. [6sqft inbox; video link]
  • The “Late Show'”s presence has been a boon to landlords renting out retail. Rents in the midtown area right around the Ed Sullivan Theater have increased about tenfold since David Letterman showed up over 20 years ago. [NYT]
  • Comptroller Scott Stringer doesn’t think the dirty, rat-infested subway deserves the $1.3 billion it’s asking for to close its budget gap. [NYO]
  • Extell finally reveals its highly contested LES tower at 250 South Street. [Curbed]
  • The rare and beautiful “Brooklyn Embassy” townhouse has hit the market for $11.8 million. Although the building is currently split up into eight units, it could easily be turned back into a mansion. [NYDN]

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