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Is there going to be a park built at 56TH Street and the East River?
If this is true than the new park will be right outside the windows of this apartment. What impact will this have on price and value?
Thanks for the Sutton Place update, Brooks2
when does that park get built?
As soon as 2 Sutton Place South is vacated, park construction will commence.
Vacate order has been issued, with residents being put up in area shelters & Econo-Lodges. They must leave by the end of next month.
The various agencies involved felt this was the best choice, as it would afford the building residents an opportunity to experience housing in a way they otherwise never would.
"One Percenters are people, too" crowed one spokeswoman. "Why shouldn't they experience the same joys as the 99%? And upon seeing their temporary accomodations for the 1st time, even the most paralyzed, frozen by Botox face will actually exhibit the 1st signs of expression in decades. So we're even aiding in an unrelated area as an added bonus, if you will. That makes us all feel like the project is already a success!"
You can follow the progress on: www.IhavetoliveWHERE?!?@2sps/1%.net.
Make that "1" Sutton Place South - sorry!
is it going to be a playground? swings, slides, etc...
just read the article and look at the pics...
One of the early proposals by the board of 1SPS, attempting a compromise but unfortunately shot down, was to reserve part of the new park for a sculpture garden, comprised of gilded bronze statues of international billionaires.
It was felt that this would be a great learning experience & privilege for the masses to see them in such a befitting setting.
The project was nixed when it was revealed the statues would be equipped with sensors, triggering pre-recorded snide comments to the park goers as they passed by. Additionally, the one of Warren Buffet was going to house, appropriately enough, an ATM, but this too, was quashed when it was felt it
"sent the wrong message," whatever that means.
In any event, its a safe assumption that the City feared this as much too incendiary, not wanting a potential "Zucotti Park North".
We'll all have to try to live with a (gasp!) beautiful new riverside park.
I can imagine that the residents of 1 SPS are none too pleased with this new park but that lawn that they have now doesn't look too swellegant; perhaps the redesign will be a win-win for all parties. As it is now, do any of the residents trod on that lawn/park?
I can honestly say that I've never seen anyone, at anytime, on that impeccably kept lawn - probably the very reason why it stays that way.
Perhaps it's for show/aesthetic purposes only, which, all things considered, would actually make perfect sense.
This situation sounds very much like the accounts I've read about the Columbia Heights homeowners, who's backyards were about to be truncated for the construction of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in the 1950s. Up until that time, their yards terminated at the end of the bluff with unobstructed views of the harbor directly in front of them. Apparently they disdained the idea of the public traipsing in front of them at all hours.
In the end, however, it didn't turn out so badly for the homeowners or the public. The promenade is, as everyone here I'm sure knows, is a key selling point in Brooklyn Heights - Columbia Heights homes included.