Has the Army left?
But, we haven’t been saved yet.
We can confirm that we have absolutely no confirmation of a destructive demise for the residence, but we did try to call the number on the door’s sign for more info and received the Army’s voicemail replete with lilting British Isles accent.
Perhaps Vanishing New York‘s January profile of the latest, Robert Scarano-inspired East Village tombstone was prescient. Is another high-rise on the way? Has the Army decided to sell and make use of the funds elsewhere?
We note that the residence used to be “a residence to which pre-release referral through parole is necessary” if this message board is correct.
Nevertheless, the destructive pace of overblown East Village development may be on the verge of welcoming yet another gleaming tower of Babel.
September 4th, 2008