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  1. My mistake. I've deleted the post linking GKA to...

    My mistake. I've deleted the post linking GKA to the corner Remy site.
  2. The neighboring buildings seen in the Cetra Ruddy...

    The neighboring buildings seen in the Cetra Ruddy render shown in that post ^ (and on their website under Hospitality) seem to coincide with the buildings that surround the parking lot at 140-144 W...
  3. For the SOUTH side of this same block of West...

    For the SOUTH side of this same block of West 28th between Sixth and Seventh Avenues ...

    100-104 is the beauteous MacDonald's -- no changes seen for this site.

    106 W 28 is a 4-story; no plans /...
  4. Kiss this any charm this block may once have had...

    Kiss this any charm this block may once have had goodbye.

    The bad news (this is just for the NORTH side of this one block):

    The Remy site, 101 W 28th / 815 Sixth, shows a new-ish Application...
  5. The new hotel mentioned in the article is...

    The new hotel mentioned in the article is mid-block on West 28th.

    The Remy lot on the NW corner of 28th / Sixth is still a fenced-off concrete-rubble filled hole and has been dead and cold for...
  6. I could kick myself for not getting some shots of...

    I could kick myself for not getting some shots of the two strollers parked just inside that plywood fence, resting atop all that concrete rubble. But the two young moms were standing just to the...
  7. The day after New Years a crew was in there doing...

    The day after New Years a crew was in there doing something (and some wives, who couldn't tell me what was going on, were there with babies and strollers!) ...

    *
  8. This ^ is how surface parking lots are born.

    This ^ is how surface parking lots are born.
  9. Oh well ... Arrested Development: Remy Gets...

    Oh well ...

    Arrested Development: Remy Gets Its Hole Plugged

    CURBED
    Monday, October 27, 2008

    http://curbednetwork.com/cache/gallery/3181/2978684814_000cd93298_o.jpg
    In a depressing...
  10. Been dead as an empty grave for months.

    Been dead as an empty grave for months.
  11. I walked by the site a few days ago -- no...

    I walked by the site a few days ago -- no activity as far as I could tell.

    However, they have re-poured the sidewalk around the site and moved the construction fence back to the property line (so...
  12. As long as nothing happens to that fantastic...

    As long as nothing happens to that fantastic MacDonalds ;)
  13. Facade (for better or worse) at 119-121 W. 28th...

    Facade (for better or worse) at 119-121 W. 28th is almost complete ...

    http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p242/Lofter1/Chelsea/McSam28_02a.jpg

    Almost directly across 28th a couple of...
  14. And the newly formed 6th Avenue Canyon, taken...

    And the newly formed 6th Avenue Canyon, taken from the intersection where the Remy should rise ...

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  15. Here's one pic of 101 W. 24th from yesterday ......

    Here's one pic of 101 W. 24th from yesterday ...

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  16. 2 months later and the Remy remains a hole in the...

    2 months later and the Remy remains a hole in the ground ...

    Some shots of that {loverly} corner, with the Kaufman / McSam Special looming in the background (and a closer shot showing that...
  17. It seems any number of projects around town have...

    It seems any number of projects around town have stalled after the construction of the foundation -- which possibly gets them around any number of challenges to the design, but still leaves them in...
  18. The concrete perimeter foundation for The Remy is...

    The concrete perimeter foundation for The Remy is complete.

    Meanwhile halway down the block the Gene Kaufman / McSam Hotel has topped out.

    The McSam is presenting a blank east-facing wall...
  19. When you're dealing with the combo of a hack...

    When you're dealing with the combo of a hack architect and an unscrupulous and / or bottom-line developer you've got to wonder if they can even see the difference between "ugly" and everything else....
  20. Hmmmm ... Turns out that Senior Living Options,...

    Hmmmm ... Turns out that Senior Living Options, Inc. developed another wirednewyork favorite:

    519 West 42nd Street
    519/517-521 West 42nd Street
    19 stories 216 feet
    H. Thomas O'Hara...
  21. Everywhere (gonna have to start a McSam thread ;)...

    Everywhere (gonna have to start a McSam thread ;) ) ...

    Developer plans for Empire strike.
    (McSam Hotel, LLC sold land to Senior Living Options, Inc.)

    Real Estate Weekly
    7/6/2005

    A...
  22. Mr. Chang is popping up eveywhere ... ...

    Mr. Chang is popping up eveywhere ...

    Upgrading

    Forbes Asia
    On The Cover/Top Stories
    Megha Bahree
    06.19.06

    Immigrant Asians, especially Indians, have quietly grabbed a big piece of...
  23. More on Sam Chang / McSam ... Ain't America...

    More on Sam Chang / McSam ... Ain't America Great?!?!?

    Labor War in Chelsea

    For the first time, non-union immigrants are building Manhattan's high-rise towers

    Village Voice
    by Tom Robbins...
  24. More piling on ... Staying Inn Downtown...

    More piling on ...

    Staying Inn

    Downtown Express

    While a smattering of Tribeca residents ranted about the prospect of a one night minimum hotel invading their tony neighborhood in a recent...
  25. It seems it will look like the rest of Kaufman's...

    It seems it will look like the rest of Kaufman's stuff -- awkwardly set back from the streetwall / boring brick / cheap windows / bad massing / blank walls rising above existing low-rise buildings......
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