Blogger WhatISee charts changes afoot in the Upper Hell's Kitchen neighborhood at Eighth Avenue and 55th Streets. He writes, "Every so often you see something like this scene at 55th and Ninth Ave. Everything on a block starts closing down at the same time. Random happenstance. Or not. It sure looks like the entire building is being bought out. Across the street are two new projects that are either finished or about to. A few blocks away, the relatively new Time Warner Center towers over the neighborhood. I wonder what this corner will look like in three years. My guess is completely different."
· Buying Up the Block [WhatISee]