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Car-Haters and Condos: Roommates?

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It's the same old story: grassroots alternative transportation group gets forced out of its building to make way for luxury development. But in the case of Times Up!, the activists are holding out hope that they can one day return to 49 East Houston Street, which will become a crazy cantilever. The original building owner, who has an option to buy back the ground-floor retail space, is kinda playing along, but: "If the neighborhood continues to gentrify wildly, that may be more difficult. I'm not getting that space back for 2 years, and since my expenses will be higher, rent will be much more expensive, and might be too rich for them." Duh. [Runnin' Scared]