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    Previous coverage from Derek2k3 here:
    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post305848

    A long time ago an elevated train ran up and down Second Avenue, including here at 61st Street:


    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsa.8a19117/

    The walk-up is from a while ago. Amazingly, that fireproof warehouse sign is still there.


    http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...20&pos=124&e=r


    The corner building looked like this:


    http://www.masseyknakal.com/news/reel.aspx?pst=1314

    In 2012, the building was purchased by an outfit run out of Lansing, Michigan that is in the business of building factories:
    http://www.rew-online.com/2012/04/24...elopment-site/

    An old design from Garrett Gourlay Architects:


    http://www.go-arch.com/e61street.html

    The new design looks like it will incorporate the existing walk-up:


    However, as it turns out, the base will at best be a ghastly parody of what was once there, since the walk-up is being demolished (31 March 2013 photos):




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    What dicks! They tore down a great building and are building a mound of feces in its place.

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    would that not make them a$$'s instead?!

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    The relentless Bloombergification grinds on...

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    Barf. The next mayor needs to worry much, much less about sodas and cigarettes - and much more about historical preservation. This is just perverse.

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    We need civic leaders who understand broad urban planning. Revamp the terrible ULURP process. The current incremental bureaucracy plays into the hands of short sighted developers and the politicians who feed off them.

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    All gone


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    Treason.

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    11-story building planned at 253 E 62 St nearby

    http://blog.buzzbuzzhome.com/2013/07...nd-street.html

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    10.25.14

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