Thursday, April 12, 2007

Linden, Harrison, and other names I won't give my child

New construction in our neighborhood is a-coming, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop them. The Harrison project tore down a former horse stable that people were trying to get landmark status. In all fairness, it was only being used as a parking garage so I can't say that I really have a spot in my heart for it. I only know that parking around me is going to stink that much more. Ugh.

The other building (linden) is going to take down two or three existing buildings, and then actually canter-lever over the next-door neighbor! That and being three times the height of anything near it... ugh once again.

I say ugh, but if any come through on the low-cost housing (teachers are eligible for the lottery), I wouldn't pass on the opportunity...

1 comment:

JC said...

I actually like the name Harrison. It's a very strong name. What about William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the United States? Or Benjamin Harrison our 23rd president? Although "little Ben" might not be someone to name a child after. Surely George Harrison or Harrison Ford are worthy namesakes. ;)

As far as living at the Harrison, it might be too optomisitc of a goal. Even with Bloomberg's supposed housing reforms, a luxury condo building might be too much for teachers' salaries. I'm reminded of the 'low income housing' north of Central Park that anyone of low income couldn't afford.