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In Harlem, Thoreau's Worst Nightmare

Back in April, a Curbed reader reported on a strange sight on 130th Street:

I laughed out loud when I noticed the "Luxury Condos!" banner on the new, neo-Stalinist edifice at 69 East 130th Street, across from a junkyard and next door to the elevated Metro North lines. It is without a doubt the ugliest, worst located building on which I have ever seen a "luxury" sign. Even funnier, they have named it "The Walden", as though Henry David Thoreau might have mistaken this slum for his pastoral shack.We hadn't heard much from The Walden, which calls 69 East 130th Street home, until yesterday, when a press release hit the Curbed inbox. Seems over half of the 25 apartments have sold, while prices on remaining units run $405,000 to $995,000. One interior design touch Henry David would have enjoyed: "Shaker cabinetry." Anyone communed with these interiors? Let us know.
· The Walden [Douglas Elliman]
· Lowering the Luxury Hurdle [Curbed]