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Rising from the Ashes

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Two townhouses on West 96th Street are not long for this world. Developer/owner Sackman Enterprises plans to demolish the buildings, which each hold 10 rental units, and erect a 13-story building in their place. The new building plan has been approved by the DOB, and a demolition permit is pending. Why has their been no outcry? "At the end of the day, it's 96th Street?nobody is protecting it from a beauty standpoint." [The Real Deal]