Monday, September 15, 2008

And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street

Just as I was enjoying the vibe at San Gennaro, I looked up and noticed a piece of Fedders crap at 175 Mulberry Street. They got banged for work without a permit. Surprisingly, the building only has 5 apartments and a store although nothing seems to be occupying the ground floor as of yet. Since inspiring architecture deserves to have inspiring Italian food served from its premises, how about a Domino's pizza?

8 comments:

italian girl said...

Does it even matter what they build there?

As far as I can see, Mulberry Street has turned into such a dump. I think it's lost its flavor.

Anonymous said...

Or a Pizza Hut Pasta place!

Are balconies a replacement for fire escapes now - is that why they are so common place?

Anonymous said...

people aren't allowed to have air conditioning now?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain to me why fire-escapes are no longer necessary?

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that too, no fire escapes.
my friend is moving into a new 80/20 building. No fire escapes and the windows can't open but about an inch and a half. The windows actually have a lock on them to stop them from opening further!

how the heck does he get out if there's a fire or other emergency?

I've noticed that the windows in these new buildings are bizarre, it's rare if they can actually be opened.

Mulberry Street? Is it still there? Haven't they changed the name yet to Li Po Boulevard? :)

Anonymous said...

If you have a second means of egress or a sprinkler system, you don't need fire escapes. The city actually has banned them on new buildings.

Anonymous said...

"If you have a second means of egress or a sprinkler system, you don't need fire escapes. The city actually has banned them on new buildings."

I dont know if this is 100% true. A friend of mine recently built a small building with a sprinkler system and was still required to put in a fire escape. Often times...the fire escapes lead to the back of the buildings since they are a little unsightly.

Personally, this building isnt too bad. the railings on the balconies are nicer and more expensive than what a regular builder would install. Not the worst I have seen on here.

Anonymous said...

Can't imagine an uglier new building. What the heck were these idiots thinking?!?! And the comment about the railing being nicer and more expensive than most.... ahummm, pls tell me you're joking... pls.