Friday, February 8, 2008

St. Mark's crap

Here we are in the East Village, on St. Marks Place. I spy with my eye something that begins with "C"! This looks like it was transported from across the river.

15 St. Mark's Place has all the classic features - Fedders air, cheap pink brick, rusting balconies used as storage. And much like its Queens relatives, it was constructed without a new building permit...

12 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

I'm just curious. Does anyone find fire escapes on the front of a tenement charming?

ken said...

looks like a slice of bologna.

Anonymous said...

This is actually a sign of hope.

If this kind of Queens crap starts spreading
all over the golden isle of Manhattan
maybe the city will do something to
stamp out the epidemic at its source
(in Queens of course)
before the plague gets out of control
and infects the entirety of NYC.

Do you think so? Nah, not likely!
Too much money is involved!

Anonymous said...

Such a shame...you should post the architect's name, they shouldn't mind as he/she must be very proud of this aesthetic acheivement and contribution to this great city.

Anonymous said...

It's fantastic that some foreign developers have pooled their money together to erect this pile of crap in the middle of Greenwich Village. The 5 boroughs will soon be one city in every aspect.

Joey said...

Anyone know what they tore down for this shit?

Anonymous said...

It's a Scarano building.

stevie said...

This used to be Coney Island High, a prominent underground rock venue.

Jason in Kew Gardens said...

"I'm just curious. Does anyone find fire escapes on the front of a tenement charming?"

I find them tolerable in most cases. At least they usually fit in with the proportions of their building better than a balcony that sticks out 5 or 6 feet.

Stephanie Weil said...

Damn. No wonder I couldn't find the old Coney Island High site when I walked past there a few months ago.

Liman said...

Georgie is onto something. Every generation has its crap. I look at some of the cheap attached houses built in the 50s (go to where Dexter Park used to stand) or 60s (think 223rd St,just north of Northern Blvd) and I remember how the local gentry were aghast. Now we're layering in new crap on top of the old crap. At least the old stuff was generally legal (as were their residents). The new crap is also deteriorating faster than the old.

Anonymous said...

I'm just curious. Does anyone find fire escapes on the front of a tenement charming?

No, I would have to put roll back gates inside my window to prevent burgalars breaking in like all Manhattan tenants do. The tiny balconies on the new buildings are totally useless and ugly as sin. Developers use it as a cheap lure.