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    Default Brewster Carriage House

    No idea where to put this, can be merged into another thread if needed. This is a must read, & there are some excellent pics, but they did not paste to this thread after multiple attempts. Link is on the bottom.

    Historic carriage factory transforms into luxury condos

    By Jason Sheftell
    Friday, November 11th 2011, 11:21 AM

    (James Monroe Adams 4th)

    The developer is more downtown artist than builder. The building is one of New York City’s most important structures from a forgotten time.
    Welcome to Brewster Carriage House, which resurrected an American industry in the 1870s, and with pitch-perfect restoration could bring more life to a downtown corner than any condo before it. In one swoop, it could link five city neighborhoods.
    It didn’t start out like that. The building was falling down.
    In November 2005, the first day Ross Morgan took ownership of 372/4 Broome St., where SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, the lower East Side and Nolita intersect, fire trucks pulled up and ordered everyone to get away. They said the building was crumbling.
    After using English charm to convince them it was not, Morgan watched days later as scaffolding tore the facade 4 feet from the building. It was falling down.

    Read the rest with more photos:
    Last edited by mariab; November 12th, 2011 at 03:09 PM. Reason: Add picture credit.


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