On Washington Heights Monopoly: Condominium for 573-575 West 161st, 577-579 a Mystery Excavation
In which The Gay Recluse provides an update on a beehive of activity at 573-579 West 161st Street.
So it’s official, if “official” means by way of an unnamed receptionist at the architects’s office: 573-575 West 161st Street is going to be a 6-story condominium. We’re trying to scrounge up a rendering, but in the meantime, check out the pit:
Sweet. Shit, these guys aren’t fucking around!
But one question remains: The construction permit is for 573-575, and yet the excavation extends not only through 577 but — if you look carefully — behind the building at 579.
Here’s a pre-construction pic to get you oriented:
579 is to the left of 577, obvs! It’s also owned by the evil doctors.
Here’s another frontal pic:
Permits are posted here, but only for 573-575! 579 is kinda hurting, in case you can’t tell from the pic.
So what’s going on here? If anyone knows why these two lots are also being excavated — and apparently without a permit — we’d like to solve this mystery.
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