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    I'm not arguing that it should be saved (rat's ass chance that it ever would be, anyway).

    But I'll miss it.

    If you saw those hand-cut rough blocks on an old farm house you'd be oohing and ahhing

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    DOB shows an Application for a New Building (Pre-Filed 12.12.06; DISAPPROVED 12.22.06) at 41 East Houston Street on the SE corner of Houston & Mulberry, the site of the Houston Village Farm Deli ...




    Hubert J Steed

    http://www.pbase.com/hjsteed/soho_mulberry_street

    The Application shows that the Architect of Record for the proposed building is SHoP/Sharples Holden Pasquarelli

    The plan is for 30 units in a 110' 11-story building

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    DOB shows an Application for a The Application shows that the Architect of Record for the proposed building is SHoP/Sharples Holden Pasquarelli

    The plan is for 30 units in a 110' 11-story building
    Looks like a great site for an "Architectural Intrusion".

    EXCERPT
    Our research on the generation of space and form has led to the development of systems that can be configured to address and respond to variable influences of context. Here a new definition of context must be used: the confluence of financial, physical, social, temporal, and legislative influences that prepare a thickened membrane within which an architectural intrusion can be inserted. Each project attempts to develop a methodology of insertion and to create a conceptual engine supple enough to respond and react to external forces while maintaining the project?s integrity, spatiality, and coherence.
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    That Village Farm building looks really awful.

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    ^Looks straight out of Greenpoint

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    Would be nice if we could have the same store move back into the new replacement building.

    Don't want some insipid bank branch or worst, a stupid lobby.

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    The Village Farm building looks trashy as all get out -- due mainly to the pea green siding ... but it appears to be a mid-1800's peaked-roof structure.

    Still it's gotta go. Next to it is an empty lot that was an outdoor-gallery of sorts (now closed). From the description at DOB (showing a 42' width lot) it seems that both plots will be part of the development.

    The site sits directly across Mulberry from the glorious Puck Building (it is to the left in the pics below) ...






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    The Puck Building is a masterpience. I wish that the POS BP gas station next to it would close though. It's such an eyesore. The city should condemn it via eminent domain and build a park there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfenn1117 View Post
    ^Looks straight out of Greenpoint
    Hey! Let's be nice, now. Greenpoint is a fine working-class neighborhood. And its worst days are behind it.

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    lol I have nothing against Greenpoint. Vinyl siding like that is very ubiquitous with the neighborhood, and very rare (in fact, first I've ever seen) in Manhattan.

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    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...&postcount=296

    Sfenn, you wouldn't happen to be Polish, would you?

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    Damn that botched rehabilitation. Second sighting of vinyl siding in Manhattan.

    And no, German and Italian.

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    I believe that row house in Tribeca is sporting wooden clapboards ...

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    I believe that row house in Tribeca is sporting wooden clapboards ...

    They were - at one point - real wooden clapboards: but the paint was continually peeling. Presumably the solution was to cover them with aluminum siding.

    Anyone with the facts on this little mystery - please chime in.

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    Seems it's time for ye olde "knuckles on the boards" test ...

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