NewYork.com's real estate section unleashed a year-end listicle — 10 Most Controversial NYC Developments in 2013.
All the big ones are there — from Willets Point to the Domino Sugar Factory to 5Pointz.
And cracking the list at No. 10 — our very own David Schwimmer, who, perhaps one day, may actually move into 331 E. Sixth St.
Anyway, here is New York.com recapping Chez Schwimm:
David Schwimmer’s Townhouse, East Village
This spring the scaffolding finally came down from around actor David Schwimmer’s East Village townhouse, which has outraged nearby residents for years. In 2011 he demolished the original structure, built in 1852 and considered the oldest townhouse on the block, before it could receive landmark status in 2012. What followed was years of construction, falling debris and angry notes from neighbors, include the graffiti, “Ross is not cool” scrawled on nearby plywood in August as a welcome note to the Friends actor, who played Ross on the hit show. The result: a totally bland brick facade on a six-story mansion with a rooftop terrace.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Is David Schwimmer the 'Friends' star who now owns the demolished 331 E. Sixth St. townhouse?
Outrage over total demolition of historic East Sixth Street townhouse
Here is David Schwimmer's East Village home