Friday, June 5, 2009

*Everyday Chatter

Rob Hollander reports you can help Save Ray's Candy: Sun, 6/7, 5:30 pm at C-Squat, 155 Ave C. Bring a $10 donation and your dancing shoes.

The Cooper Union Hive declared "great art" by the Times. [EVG]

The evicted Fifth Avenue Record and Tape Center in Park Slope gets a new lease on life! [Gothamist]

Looks like the demolition on 10th and 4th is beginning--does this mean another hotel is being built in this dead economy?--first they peeled off the gates, then they shrouded the building in white:

Chinatown's shoe man gets harassed off the streets by "Big Boss"--now who might that be? [NYDN]

One StuyTowner says no one really shits in the halls, others beg to disagree. [Curbed]

More on the wildings in Tompkins Square Park. [RS]

Luxury condos are turning into homeless shelters. [Gothamist]


Anonymous said...

Something smells .......
Why do I get the impression that a Disney Chinatown is on the boards? Maybe it will include a high-line?
Condos for the homeless elicits memories when housing the homeless meant putting them in hotels at outrageous rates; the pols helped their real estate buddies. If they can't sell those condos, well help them again.

hntrnyc said...

Jeremiah do you still think that whole side of the block will go or just that one, one-story building. Looks like there is still enough life/activity in the rest of those buildings.

L'Emmerdeur said...

I told you they were going to turn the empty housing into affordable housing and homeless shelters... this is gonna be awesome, watch values crash and owners start lighting "accidental" fires to get their money back from insurance companies.

Jeremiah Moss said...

re: 10th st--there is a holdout owner whose building is in between all of this. i think as long as s/he holds out, it will be just this one-story building and possibly the very nice townhouse next to it that will be demolished.

hntrnyc said...

You know, a few weeks ago I saw a few guys lugging a compressor into that townhouse next door. They disappeared before I could snap a pic. It was a construction style one. Could the rodent baiting have been done in anticipation of a renovation? I guy can dream right?