Alistair Economakis, owner of 47 E. 3rd St, has his own Web site called the other side of the story.
Here's what he has to say about his building and his family's plans for it.
In April 2007 my family and I moved into the space available to us and have made 47 East 3rd Street our home. Unfortunately, however, due to tenants remaining in apartments, our living space is not contiguous and we are required to go through the public hallway to get from one part of our home to the other. Despite the awkward set up of our living space, we are thrilled to finally be living in our building and we love our neighborhood.
For the rest of the other side of the story, go to his site.
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