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Friday, October 24, 2014

Say Goodbye to 57th St and the View from Inside Central Park

In case you don't get out much to the rest of Manhattan, you should know that it's over for the picture postcard area around 57th Street and Central Park South. Be thankful for your memories of being in the Park or walking along the classy "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 57th Street. Part of this area falls under Councilman Dan Garodnick's realm, though the fault lies much deeper and wider than with one councilman, but rests with city planners, zoning regulations, and the politicians who let all this happen. (May the name of Michael Bloomberg be forever emblazoned in the appropriate Hall of Shame for what he allowed Manhattan to become.)

Weep while you read this:

Why 57 Street is the Supertall Tower Mecca of New York.

And check this out. A website for 432 Park Avenue, which will be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, at least for a while. Note which language follows English.


Anonymous said...

Courtesy of Extell and the pols they own. Google Cuomo Extell and see the millions "donated" and the hundreds of thousands during the signing of a tax bill for RE ... the see the direct line to the heavy backing the State Governor Cuomo gave to lower level city pol Garodnick for speaker spot - trying to influence / own the NYC city council last January.

Anonymous said...

Oh, thank you Gov and Dan and Extell, Quinn and all involved. Just what we needed. A total eyesore to block the sunlight and view of the park. First rate target if we ever have another terrorist attack. You couldn't pay me enough bazziolions to live in that eyesore! What is it with these new skinny skyscrapers? They are just tall, skinny glass boxes that are as ugly as sin itself. Are they trying to attract terrorist attacks with these hideous things in order to deflect attention from real buildings?