Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Trailers on Sixth Avenue site a prelude to further construction activities

Forest City Ratner has moved two trailers into the space created after the demolition of the houses at 487 and 489 Dean Street, on the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue opposite Freddy's Bar & Backroom. There's a third trailer, not pictured, deeper in the lot. 

They all seem a prelude to increased construction activities at the adjacent railyard and, should plans progress as developer Forest City Ratner intends, construction on the adjacent arena block. Keep in mind that the "blight" found in the 100 feet of land just east of Sixth Avenue is highly arbitrary, but FCR did say it needed the space for construction staging to build the arena.

(Photos by Tracy Collins)

The progress of blight

As I noted in December, NoLandGrab posted an animated slideshow of the demolition of the houses at 487 and 489 Dean Street, which fulfilled the prediction of blight that I and others made.

Below, Collins depicted the more subsequent view.

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