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The plaintiffs on Pacific Street see their block get lonelier

When I took the photo at right of Pacific Street east of Fifth Avenue in December 2005, the low-rise buildings--garages and a warehouse--were intact, more or less. The building at right was soon demolished as part of an "emergency demolition."

The building to its left was demolished in June 2006, as contractors admitted using a backhoe rather than hand tools for part of the work. Despite the contractors' denials, a judge found that the workers also used the backhoe adjacent to the four-story residential building at 624 Pacific Street.

Now, as the photo below by Tracy Collins suggests, the remaining residents of the two residential buildings--plaintiffs in pending lawsuits-- are increasingly isolated as demolition continues around them.


  1. The isolation by demolition only serves to highlight the importance of these remaining buildings to FCRC. Obviously, these tenants will not be bullied by FCRC. FCRC cannot build if they remain. Given the millions in monthly losses, FCRC is gnashing its teeth behind closed doors and wondering why this time, it can't crush its opposition. FCRC has created a monument to its own impotence.


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