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Upper East Side Goes Red

Seems blue just can't get any respect these days. The famed Blue Brick Building at Madison and 65th Street is nearing the end of a three-year renovation that includes replacing the blue-brick facade with red bricks. Reports Gabriel Sherman:

In a city that watches real estate with a laser-like intensity, the transformation of the blue brick building has unfolded as a uniquely New York saga shaped as much by market pressures and evolving aesthetics as by power struggles, bitter acrimony and legal wrangling.It's like our own little Ohio!
· 'Blue Brick' Building Brawl: Lovely Eyesore in Makeover [NYObserver]