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Old Today, 03:29 PM
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Told you so!


Only a few years old and the SAS has had a huge impact on Yorkville/UES, and things are only going to get worse or better (depending upon one's point of view).

All those low rise buildings (especially along avenues) are sitting on land that has vastly greater floor to area ratio (FAR) than currently used. As such they are ripe for purchase and redevelopment.

From Madison to First avenues you cannot go far without seeing scaffoding where buildings are either coming down, or have come down and new development has begun.

Entire block between 77th and 76th on Third has started to come down (Lenox Hill is redeveloping the block).

Half block between 78th and 77th on Lexington is gone (luxury residential)

Entire block between 79th and 80th on First is now totally demolished (luxury residential).

Icon Realty's two huge towers on 80th and 81st and Second tower over the area.

Half block between 83rd and 84th has scaffolding up and rodent baiting, soon will begin demolition (luxury residential).

And so it goes.

Meanwhile the area has changed in other ways. Far more sketchier people wandering around Yorkville past few years since subway opened. Not just homeless either, but those looking for trouble

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Old Today, 04:14 PM
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I live here. This was a real estate free fire zone long before the SAS. I'd dealing with some of that right now. There's a PITA issue directly because of the construction, but once the construction is done, I consider the neighborhood better off for having the new buildings.

And no, I don't see any increase in sketchiness since the SAS openen. In point of fact the neighborhood is far less sketchy than when I moved in (think '91 or so)
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