Event: Launch of the penthouse apartments at 93 Worth
In the house: The development team, project architects from ODA Architecture, Brokers, PR people, and those who were there because “it’s New York City and it’s a party.”
Menu: Full bar with the specialty cocktails of the evening being a lemon, ginger, and vodka number and an Aperol spritz. Food included many tiny, but tasty hors d’oeuvres including crab cakes, spicy hamburgers, vegetable egg rolls, and steak on toast. Then the desserts were equally tiny, but plentiful and included brownies and a variety of macaroons.
Overheard: One guest sitting on the bed in the master bedroom speaking of, uh, a less than satisfying solo experience earlier in the day. Another guest talking to Izaki Group Investments CEO Eldad Blaustein complimenting him on how penthouse 3 was staged with full-size furniture.
Located between Broadway and Church streets in Tribeca, 93 Worth Street is a building with a rich history. It was designed and built in 1925 by the architectural firm of Jardine, Hills & Murdock, and it started life as the Knitgoods Building, a loft space for the textile industry. It spent some time as office space for the city Health Dept. before IGI-US’s Blaustein purchased it in 2010 and began converting it to condos. The 92-unit building launched in late 2012 (and has seen very strong sales), and Wednesday night’s event was to launch the seven penthouses, which are spread across five floors that were added to the top of the building.