Developers RedSky Capital and Waterbridge Capital, who bought the building for $66,000,000 in 2012, have never denied or confirmed that Apple leased this corner space. Apple signed a lease for the 20,000 square foot space on the corner, according to a New York Post story in December.
In May a “for rent” sign went up on the corner construction site, leading one Brownstoner reader to wonder if the deal with Apple had fallen through. Brownstoner reached out to brokers Lee & Associates for comment but never heard back. The entire building is quite large at 75,000 square feet, according to Reonomy, so it’s possible the sign is advertising other spots in the building.
My money is still on this site being an Apple Store, especially with the speed at which they seem to be working on this site, and no rumors of other potential tenants. See more pictures at Brownstoner.