Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Condo on Cheyenne

Remember the Cheyenne Diner, that gorgeous antique over on 9th Avenue and 33rd? It was evicted in 2008, picked up, and moved to Alabama, where, last we heard, it was sitting in pieces.

So now, after the lot sat empty for years, this condo is rising:



Once again, the city has lost a unique piece of its history and its soul for another pile of dime-a-dozen, generic schlock. They call it the Skylight House, after the Skylight Diner around the corner (same owners).

Is anyone getting tired of this yet?

8 comments:

Donnie Moder said...

Yes. Boring, and it might have no commercial/retail on first floor. A money grab with Hudson Yards nearby.

f9d9829e-79d1-11e6-87e4-435eb97cdfef said...

Nope, not tired at all by this. Grew up in NYC in the 80s when it was a dump, glad to see it cleaned up. Out with the old and in with the new. Change happens whether we like it or not.

Goggla said...

The Cheyenne was one of my favorite places to spend time. I lived on 9th Ave & 27th, then later at 38th, and would have lunch in there at least twice a week. I loved sitting in the booths and watching the world go by outside those windows. This is not an example of 'cleaning up' an area. It's erasing it.

David George said...

Sorry, f9d9829e-79d1-11e6-87e4-435eb97cdfef, but crap like this isn't the solution.

I'm not averse to change. I'm averse to pointless change, through which very few benefit and many people lose.

Richard Federico said...

They keep building condo after condo and yet homelessness is on the rise New York City. Ironic isn't it?

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Well, we have a media that's become all-generic, rock and roll still retains it's "banner" namesake but without the soul and substance, certain restaurant chains still hang on to their namesake---but the food no longer tastes the same and the menus have become unrecognizable, and certain brands of products continue to be manufactured but with a clear deterioration in quality
...so it's only fitting that the cities and towns themselves should end up meeting the same fate as well.

A. said...

This generic bland style of high rise is a world wide problem. What I don't get is why they have to look so so BAD. What are all these architects learning at college? Why was design so objectively better in the past?

Lisa Swan said...

The Cheyenne Diner building itself may have been a thing of beauty, but the food was awful. I worked half a block away from there for eight years. Even then, I never ate there after a few abysmal meals.