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    Default 2nd Avenue and 93rd Street - northeast corner

    I'm thinking of moving to the south side of 93rd Street near 2nd Avenue, and am wondering if anyone knows what's going to happen on the northeast corner of the intersection. Right now it looks like it's being used by the MTA for 2nd Avenue subway construction. Has it been announced whether the MTA will keep it? Or will it be returned to the private sector (in which case a high-rise might go up there)?

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    On June 5, 2009 an apartment building at 1772 Second Avenue was evacuated by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) after it was determined that the building was in danger of collapse.[37] Then on June 29, 2009 the DOB evacuated a mixed use building at 1768 Second Avenue/301 East 92nd Street because it too was in danger of collapse.[38] The evacuation of these two buildings has delayed the contractor's plan to use controlled blasting to remove bedrock in the southern section of the launch box.[39] Until the blasting permits could be issued, MTA required contractors to use mechanical equipment to remove the bedrock, which is slower than blasting out the rock.[40] As of late October, 2009, one building has been shored up, and work is in progress on the second; MTA has rescheduled blasting to begin during the week of November 2.

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