The New York Observer has a piece on the endangered row of former Tin Pan Alley buildings on W. 28th Street, saying the block of properties is now off the market:
As public opinion moves further against the plan and the economy plunges deeper into recession, a deal is looking increasingly unlikely. The five, mixed-use contiguous properties would yield over 111,000-square feet of “prime Chelsea Property” after demolition, according to the listing that first appeared on the real estate Web site LoopNet in the early fall, along with renderings of a 16-story residential building with 24 retail spaces proposed for the site. Though it remains up, the site says the “property is no longer available.”
This seems to echo an earlier report by the AP. It would be nice to know for sure. Unfortunately, the Coldwell Banker agent marketing the buildings did not respond to a request from the Observer for comment, and Jo-Fra Properties could not be reached. Seems like they can never be reached.