MORNING BULLETIN: A FAMOUS WRITER’S HOME FACES THE WRECKING BALL


Photo by Dan Nguyen via flickr.

October 12, 2011 Weather: Showers, High of 62 Degrees.

News:
The home that writer Dorothy Parker lived in for part of her childhood at 214 West 72nd Street could be bulldozed to make way for a new high-rise. The building was damaged during the construction of the Corner, a new apartment building on 72nd Street and Amsterdam, the owners say, and it isn’t worth saving anymore. But a Dorothy Parker fan who created a website in her honor says its demolition would be “a tragedy.” She also lived at 310 West 80th Street, which is in better shape. (DNAinfo)

The funky new condo-turned-rental at 208 West 96th Street is renting apartments starting at $11,000 a month. (Curbed)

A group trying to get rid of the carriage horses in Central Park unveiled a vintage-looking electric car to replace them. (NY Times)

As protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement marched up the Upper East Side to chant outside the homes of the city’s richest people, Gawker created a map of where New York’s top 1% live. Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein are Upper West Siders, by the way. (Gawker)

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    1. Harriet says:

      I am definitely in favor of saving buildings with historically significant architecture. But, I don’t understand saving a building just because someone famous lived there fore a brief period of their existence. Let’s get real folks…Dorothy Parker is not Thomas Jefferson. And besides, we saved Jefferson’s home mainly because of it’s great architecture.