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I think this dead horse has been beaten enough.
Agree with #1. Enough! Last time I looked, there are plenty of half-empty churches in this neighborhood. The reality is we need more housing. I had a hard time finding a place when I moved here in the spring.
Can't you just see Miley Cyrus dancing through this rubble with her tongue sticking out and her nasty ass grinding against the rocks?
The deed is done can only look forward and hope what takes it's place in housing has some architecture that works for all. I'm thinking Gaudi Casa Mila for decency sake skip the glass box..
To the Anon(s). wishing for apartments at this site, because of course what NYC needs is yet more luxe housing to increase the flow of yippers and doorknobs moving to the city - oh don't worry, it's coming. But *you* won't be able to afford to live in it, and there won't be a thought spared as to its attractiveness (or more certainly, lack thereof); what will go up will be another steel and glass monstrosity, because it's the fastest and cheapest way to "build" now. And that's all that matters to the vampires - er, developers - ruining the city. There will be no more nice brick things with ornamental stonework, or lovely cornices, something that showed they were thinking about the people who would have to not only live in the buildings, but also *look* at them - oh, no, we can't have any of that any more. Because really, who cares about anything any more except the bottom line, except a handful of mournful old-timers without the multi-millions of dollars necessary to try and preserve some of it?
Is is very East Village 1987.
Anon 10:49 makes a valid point. These photos do look a lot like the EV back in the bad old days...
Anon @ 10:49 does make a valid point. These photos do look a lot like the EV back in the bad old days...
Saying that the area needs more housing is just sooo amateur. If you think that would lower demand for living space then I have a bridge to sell you. In fact, it’s the same as Robert Moses saying that manhattan needed more bridges and tunnels to ease congestion – see how that worked out. It actually caused more congestion, and the same would be true for housing. More housing just creates more demand for housing, and in the end there is more crowding and less available living space. It’s an Island – you can’t build your way out of that! Maybe consider learning a lil’ something about urban planning before telling others what is needed. Ignorance is bliss.
Live across the street. Our building is shaking as they chew up the ground. Bummer. Fear the worst is yet to come.
The battle in the East Village should not be over change or development it needs to be about mediocrity.Manhattan needs to grow and to grow it needs to change. This city is not Charleston nor Savannah. When developers plan and design those plans and designs need to offer something esthetically not merely functional in return for what was taken away.
Behold, the Devil's work.
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