Wednesday, July 9, 2008
image via Google maps
According to a city audit the 2 acre plot of land East of the FDR between 18th Street and 23rd Street is in deep trouble. The report goes so far as to say that the garage hanging over the East River is in "imminent danger of catastrophic failure". The land, which is leased by a company named NY Skyports contains a 4 story parking garage, a nearby Gulf station, and a marina. While Skyports vehemently denies that there is any danger, somehow gas station and catastropic failure in the same paragraph sound a bit scary to me- heads up Peter Cooper Village!
City Parcel in Manhattan Is in Dangerous Condition, Comptroller Warns (NY Times)