Saturday, July 30, 2016

Uncocooned!

A reader was so overjoyed that the seemingly-eternal eyesore of scaffolding was finally down on this building across from the church on Austin St.—which by the way has obstructed one of our best local eateries, La Boulangerie, for like, ever, and also the delightful new restaurant Rove since it opened—that he sent me a photo of it finally uncocooned! There really should be some type of City Law as to how long a building can keep scaffolding up for. It's a quality of life issue. Maybe not on par with others, like noise and air pollution, but still....



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  1. Finally! How long was it up, an entire year? Longer?

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    1. IIRC the scaffolding on that building was already up when I moved to FH 6 years ago...

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  2. I hope the tenants of that building got some kind of discount on their monthly rent or something similar. Their views must have been completely obstructed!

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  3. I agree; I was completely overjoyed when I saw that the scaffolding was down when I walked down Austin Street yesterday!

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  4. The scaffolding in front of Dirty Pierres in station square was up for 11 years. No NYC law apparently.

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  5. As a tenant in the building, I can say we're ecstatic the scaffolding is gone. What a pain in the ass!

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  7. As a tenant in the building, I can say we're ecstatic the scaffolding is gone. What a pain in the ass!

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