Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Duffield Street photo essay

Here are photos from January 6, 2010.

The new gym:

The hotel at 237 Duffield Street. Several reports a few months ago said that this would be open by the beginning of 2010:

The foundation of the V3 hotel at 229-231 Duffield Street. The previous building had a false wall in the basement that several academics think could have been a stop on the Underground Railroad:

Another view of 229-231 Duffield Street construction:

This building is slated for demolition by the NYC Economic Development Corporation:

This building is also slated for demolition. The ground floor is home to an African-American themed bookstore:

Another set of buildings slated for demolition in order to make way for a mini-park and underground parking lot:

The former site of the Albee Square Mall. This is the planned location of the City Point project, recipient of Stimulus funds. For more on this project, read Feds’ CityPoint bailout is a bad use of taxpayer dollars: