Here's that repugnant "Buy This Mansion" sign on the Stuyvesant Polyclinic building, which has been on sale for quite awhile now. Plans for its redevelopment included an NYU dorm and a condo--it stood in as a TV police precinct for a time--but now I guess they're going the single-family-of-multimillionaires route. Note the small type: "Beautiful neighbors included." Ick.
...Also, the developer had been Hirsch, but the poster says Moss (not me--any relation to the Cooper Sq Hotel Moss?)--a "hotshot broker" who quotes Deepak Chopra on his company website--where the Stuyvesant Polyclinic is listed at $13 million with "a grand staircase even Lenny Kravitz would envy" and "do I hear indoor/outdoor saltwater swimming pool exiting to your gigantic organic garden?" So here's the new developer's hope for this longtime community-service center: "someone with rock star attitude will transform this coolest of village landmarks into the most extraordinary eco-mansion New York has ever seen." Does that mean we'll all be invited for a healing saltwater soak?
And here's a painterly ode to this future rockstar mansion. [SJFNY]
Sign the petition to save Met Foods in the East Village.
More evidence shows the new New Yorkers are anti-urban--they just want to live in the suburbs. So why don't they? [Curbed]
East Villagers roast Bruce Willis on a spit for opening a right-wing yuppie bar on the Bowery. [EVGrieve]
I love the photographs of Rudy Burckhardt--and so do the Bowery Boys.
Tonight, go hear stories from New York's garment industry veterans--at the Gotham Center--before they're vanished forever.