Remember those dueling Upper East Side high rises? It seems one of them?the new "luxury" development at 406-410 East 79th Street (next door to the residential high rise Hampton House)?has gone on the attack. Two weeks ago, a falling chunk of concrete nearly took out a pedestrian; previously, a large piece of wood injured a woman and her daughter. The developer, Robert Chou, has a rap sheet that "includes a conviction for trying to bribe a city buildings inspector four years ago."
· Bad Neighbors [NYPost]
· Dueling High-Rises on East 79th [Curbed]