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    Default 337 East 62nd Street - by Peter Poon

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    Ha the UES is getting into the act.

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    This is one act (Poon) that needs to be axed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    This is one act (Poon) that needs to be axed.
    Maybe the presence of the Poon / Kaufman / O'Hara cheap-o boxes in the UES - a neighborhood of activist, shrill types - will finally wake the city up to this wave of devastating crapitecture in general. Perhaps this could be the thing that alerts City Hall / the City Council to the horrid impact this crap is having on the Garment District, Chinatown, the Financial District, etc. ... ?

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    This is planned for across the street:


    source: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...-bedpan-alley#

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    Office building?

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    The medical office building planned across the street may need these buildings to be demolished first:


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    With a good bath, these would scrub up very nicely. Shame if they go.

    Quote Originally Posted by EastMillinocket View Post
    The medical office building planned across the street may need these buildings to be demolished first:


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    They have great exteriors, I wonder if the interior infrastructure is in as good of shape. The major problem we were having in our coop before I left was plumbing. Between crumbling pipes, asbestos insulation, and no additional room in the walls for runs, it was starting to get ugly. On top of the materials, abatement, and labor costs, what do you do with people when runs of 6 apartments have no water for 3 weeks while repairs are made. I know we shy away from this, but there's no good model for how these buildings are supposed to be rehabilitated without some sort of external reinvestment. The combined ownership in our building, and value of the apartments, was nowhere near the task of fixing the place up to be new again. New build isn't necessarily cheaper, but you could build something twice as dense and pay for a large chunk of it with the new sales. Sorry, I realize this is a little off topic from the stuff directly above, but it really seems like a problem we (as a community) avoid.

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    This whole area is a dump. It's the anus for the 59th St Bridge. The only thing I like about it is the Horney Clinic.

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    ^ Oh, that was a bit overly descriptive, LL .

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    This fits in nicely.

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