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Rumblings & Bumblings Responses: Schermerhorn House's New Paradigm, Park Slope's Oldest Profession

Answers to Tuesday's questions, by readers for readers, below. Nothing to report on items 2,3, and 4, but we'll keep the lines open. If you can shed some light, or if you've got another question or a sweet, sweet digital photograph, drop a line to Thanks for playing.

1) Boerum Hill: No need to worry about the slow movement of the Schermerhorn House, says a commenter. "[S]ince they are building over the subway, foundation work is very substantial. you will see the building rising fast in the next few months." That's another Polshek rendering above. The building will be 9 stories, with retail on the ground and 200+ housing units above for in-need artists. Polshek says it's going to be "a new architectural paradigm for low-income housing."
5) Park Slope: Regarding the brothel reno at 153 Lincoln Place, a commenter notes, "The Lincoln place building was well known to locals and the police as a place that local hookers brought their Johns. Apparently the management of the place kept things in enough order that the police left them alone. I went in once to ask about rates and was very politely, but firmly, told to leave. It was not a fun experience. I do not know what is going on with the renovation."
· Rumblings & Bumblings: Stalled Foundations in Boerum Hill, Encore! in Hell's Kitchen, and a Denuded Park Slope Brothel [Curbed]