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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    With magnetic encoding of metrocards, that should be easy: just swipe them at the outbound turnstile and again when you come back into the subway's controlled area.
    This is the MTA.

    It takes them longer (and more money than necessary) to figure things out.

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    Plus they're not going to want to give anybody free anything.

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    I would figure that there would be a station of (at least) this caliber connecting the same lines at Wall St.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    The sooner that that crap is flushed down the toilet the better.
    Anyone notice that the POS at 198 Broadway (at Dey) was demolished last week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYatKNIGHT View Post
    Anyone notice that the POS at 198 Broadway (at Dey) was demolished last week?

    Demo has started I say another week or two it should be done.

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    All that crud on both sides of Broadway at Dey Street is coming down

    From last week ...

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    It would be nice if the lousy building housing Payless (seen on the left) and the lousy building just south of it are razed. South of those are three nice old buildings in need of TLC. Hopefully, they'll be restored (though I doubt that they will be).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYatKNIGHT View Post
    Anyone notice that the POS at 198 Broadway (at Dey) was demolished last week?
    I work next door to it and relished its demolition!

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    Default Broadway Demolition Begins for New Transit Center

    Nice to see *actual* progress...

    Deconstruction of four buildings began Thursday, February 22nd, on the east side of Broadway between Fulton and John Streets. The work heralds the start of major Fulton Street Transit Center superstructure construction, including erection of the center's landmark oculus. The demolition follows Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) abatement work and other site preparation.

    The project begins mid-block at building 200-202 Broadway, the former site of Modell's Sporting Goods. That starting point allows crews to create a platform from which machinery will deconstruct the neighboring buildings and move materials onto carting trucks on Broadway and Fulton Street.

    Demolition of the first structure is expected to last approximately four weeks, after which deconstruction of 204-210 Broadway (to the north) will take place for the next five weeks, through April 2007. Next, using a crane, MTA crews will deconstruct the 12-story 198 Broadway building (to the south). That deconstruction is expected to last nine weeks. The building at 194-196 Broadway will be demolished last, over the following four weeks.

    The entire demolition project is expected to wrap up by late spring 2007. Upon completion, only the Corbin Building, at the corner of Broadway and John Street, will remain along that block of Broadway -- which ultimately will be rehabilitated to house a new Transit Center's entrance.

    http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/...for_63247.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneNYC View Post
    Nice to see *actual* progress...

    Deconstruction of four buildings began Thursday, February 22nd, on the east side of Broadway between Fulton and John Streets. The work heralds the start of major Fulton Street Transit Center superstructure construction, including erection of the center's landmark oculus. The demolition follows Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) abatement work and other site preparation.

    The project begins mid-block at building 200-202 Broadway, the former site of Modell's Sporting Goods. That starting point allows crews to create a platform from which machinery will deconstruct the neighboring buildings and move materials onto carting trucks on Broadway and Fulton Street.

    Demolition of the first structure is expected to last approximately four weeks, after which deconstruction of 204-210 Broadway (to the north) will take place for the next five weeks, through April 2007. Next, using a crane, MTA crews will deconstruct the 12-story 198 Broadway building (to the south). That deconstruction is expected to last nine weeks. The building at 194-196 Broadway will be demolished last, over the following four weeks.

    The entire demolition project is expected to wrap up by late spring 2007. Upon completion, only the Corbin Building, at the corner of Broadway and John Street, will remain along that block of Broadway -- which ultimately will be rehabilitated to house a new Transit Center's entrance.

    http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/...for_63247.aspx
    Juts curious, are any of these buildings notable architecture wise, or are they all cruddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramvid01 View Post
    Juts curious, are any of these buildings notable architecture wise, or are they all cruddy.
    The 12-story building has an interesting facade but the others are just standard boxes.

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    isn't the building between the 12 storey one & the corbin building a (former) TGI-Fridays? If i remember correctly, there was a TGIFridays housed in what was once a very nice cast iron building (or pair of buildings), which was really only a good cleaning away from looking like the buildings you find on landmarked Soho side streets

    in otherwords - if I'm right, they're knocking down a couple nice buildings. If I'm wrong, my apologies for this lame post

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    198 Broadway (12 stories):



    194-196 Broadway (below, with 198 to the left).
    This was the TGIF site. It was painted a bright blue
    (which didn't help it a bit).
    What is it about the Riese Organizataion and their
    unerring eye for trashing each and every building they occupy???
    (More on the Riese gang below .)
    As can be seen in the "handsome" photo below 194-196 was
    a perfectly fine old building:



    The TGIF gang turned their cock-eyed talents on this great old building at
    the NE corner of Broadway / W. 46th (aka 1552 Broadway) in the heart of Times Square:



    The original (now partially hidden behind the signs):





    Some history about this little building:
    Shoes for Show Folks

    Q. Looming over Times Square, on the north side of 46th Street just east of Broadway, are four statues of great actresses from the 1920's in some of their most famous roles. Above them is an inscription saying that ''famous show folks'' bought their shoes at this shop. What was the shop, and who put up those statues?

    A. Israel Miller, a shoemaker from Poland, arrived in New York in 1892 and began making shoes for theatrical productions. His designs were popular with many vaudeville performers, who turned to him to produce their personal footwear. In 1911 he opened a small store in a brownstone at 1552 Broadway at 46th Street, which he soon expanded into the adjacent property at 1554 Broadway, as well as to the showrooms on the upper floors of both buildings.

    When he acquired long-term control of the property in 1926, Mr. Miller unified the buildings' facades, using marble with granite trim and bronze fittings around the showcase windows. The wall along West 46th Street, beneath the cornice, bears the inscription, ''THE SHOW FOLKS SHOESHOP DEDICATED TO BEAUTY IN FOOTWEAR.''

    Niches were added along the wall to honor four of New York's then-favorite actresses. Mr. Miller released a public ballot to pick actresses in drama, musical comedy, opera and film. The winners were: Ethel Barrymore as Ophelia, Marilyn Miller as Sunny, Rosa Ponselle as Norma and Mary Pickford as Little Lord Fauntleroy.

    Mr. Miller commissioned Alexander Sterling Calder to make these sculptures, which were unveiled on Oct. 20, 1929.

    In 1990 the organization ''Save the Theaters,'' seeking landmark status for the facade, prepared a report for the Landmarks Preservation Commission with this information. Landmark status was denied.
    In NYC Business Reigns Over All ...
    Christmas cheer all round as Riese regains 1552 B'way


    Real Estate Weekly
    Dec 7, 2005

    Dennis Riese, chairman of the Riese Organization, got the best Christmas gift he could have asked for this week when he closed on a $48 million deal to buy "the most important property" in his career.

    Riese paid a whopping $3970 per square foot for the 12,091 s/f 1552 Broadway, home of the World's most popular and successful T.G.I. Friday's.

    It was money well spent, according to Riese, who has been credited with reversing the fortunes of the family-run firm and returning it to its status as one of the city's premier restaurant companies.

    "Not only have I turned the family's fortunes back around completely, but I am proud to own one of the corners of the Crossroads of the World," said Riese.

    1552 Broadway was one of two Times Square properties that were originally owned by National Restaurants Management, Inc. (NRMI), the company developed by Dennis' father, the late Murray Riese. The other property is the retail condominium at 729 7th Avenue. In 1999, the two properties were sold to the New York City-based REIT, Northstar, and were then simultaneously leased back to NRMI, as the main piece of a massive re-structuring of all the Riese properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    198 Broadway (12 stories):
    The TGIF gang turned their cock-eyed talents on this great old building at
    the NE corner of Broadway / W. 46th (aka 1552 Broadway) in the heart of Times Square:



    The original (now partially hidden behind the signs):




    I've always liked that building. It's a shame that it is hidden by signs. It should be restored.

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    Oh, 198 B'way is the tall one? Oops I meant the ones on the west side of the street. Either way, they're history.

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