If it's Tuesday, it's Rumblings & Bumblings time. If you've got an answer to one of the reader queries below, leave a note in the comments. If you've got another question, drop a line to email@example.com. Bonus points for digital photos. Answers from readers like you on Thursday.
1) Chelsea: This one made us laugh, and the pictures are sweet. Hence, top billing: "I've been walking by this cockamamie building renovation on 15th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) for the past YEAR... wondering what's up. The door was open this morning and I just walked inside. Nobody stopped me. Nobody spoke any English.
What is UP with this buidling? Not sure if I am loving it or hating it. Neighbors tell me it's supposed to be rental units? Tell me more..."
2) Hell's Kitchen: "What is going on at Hudsonview Terrace, 747 10th Ave (right)? The 38-story concrete, scary project looking building has been undergoing major renovations, including floor to ceiling granite in the new two story lobby. Many units have been renovated (not luxury, but new kitchens, appliances, etc). This building was previously a Mitchell Lama development when it was built in 1976, and now is inhabited by a mixed group of subsidized, stabilized and market rent tenants. Are they gearing up to sell? Can they boot the subsidized tenants when the renovations are complete? In a sea of ultra luxury building (see Archstone Clinton across the street), what is the market for semi-luxury, concrete monstrosities?"
3) Upper East Side: "It looks like someone finally bought the old playhouse that housed “Menopause, The Musical.” Construction has started on 91st (or 90th?) Street, and I’m curious to see what they’ll do. High-end residential condo like everything else or a cool new public space?" To clarify, we're talking about Playhouse 91.
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