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Monday
Dec192011

After Years of Neglect, 391 Fifth Avenue Finally Getting Fixed Up

It's the last crumbling, uninhabitable building on Fifth Avenue in the Slope, but not for much longer. #391, part of a cluster of poorly maintained buildings on Fifth between Sixth and Seventh Streets, is in the process of being gutted, and a worker on the site told me that it's being fixed up and revamped, with plans to bring in a retail tenant.

We took a look at this building in 1959 a couple Thursdays ago, back when it was home to a mattress shop. It's nice to see that the owner, Chiu-Kun Wu, realized that he could make a lot more money by fixing up the decrepit building than by letting it slowly rot.

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Yes, it's nice that it's finally being fixed up, but the owner has let it slowly rot for years and years, creating a blight on this area of 5th Ave.

December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErik

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