At left, a picture of 47 East 3rd Street from the tenants' website. At right, a picture of 47 East 3rd Street from the landlords' website. Same building, two views (see what we did there?). The battle over the building rages on, and when we last left it, the owners scored a victory in their fight to evict the holdouts tenants so that they can convert the entire building into a single-family megamansion for personal use. The latest, per the Villager, is a big rally outside the building last weekend, which featured advocates and politicians speaking out against the landlords. Said Manhattan borough prez Scott Stringer, “It’s not personal use. It’s personnel eviction, and we all know it.” Burn! Lost in this debate are the young children of the owners, who will grow up and Google their parents and wonder why so many people think they're assholes.
· Tenants are united under one roof to fight against eviction [Villager]
· East Village Mansion Dreams Fulfilled? [Curbed]
· Mansion Dreams on East 3rd [Curbed]