Ramblr

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For the past 21 years, I’ve stared at this building, patiently waiting for it to open its doors. Waiting for it to become something, and wondering why it was all boarded up while everything around it seemed to grow and grow like an infinite game of jenga that no one dared take the pieces out of.
Sure, you can turn it into an awesome condo that will ultimately be only 20% occupied, milking its history to entice the few people who can afford to pay too much to live in something that’s already rich. But who cares about those kind of riches? We live in a city where it’s apparently difficult to landmark a landmark… the damage is not irreparable, but it seems as if our drive to want more is. 
Look around you, everything you want is already there.
Here’s Chris Kellberg’s facebook group dedicated to saving the RKO theatre.

For the past 21 years, I’ve stared at this building, patiently waiting for it to open its doors. Waiting for it to become something, and wondering why it was all boarded up while everything around it seemed to grow and grow like an infinite game of jenga that no one dared take the pieces out of.

Sure, you can turn it into an awesome condo that will ultimately be only 20% occupied, milking its history to entice the few people who can afford to pay too much to live in something that’s already rich. But who cares about those kind of riches? We live in a city where it’s apparently difficult to landmark a landmark… the damage is not irreparable, but it seems as if our drive to want more is. 

Look around you, everything you want is already there.

Here’s Chris Kellberg’s facebook group dedicated to saving the RKO theatre.

“With all the opulence and splendor of this city, there is very little good breeding to be found. We have been treated with an assiduous respect but I have not seen one real gentleman, one well-bred man, since I came to town. At their entertainments there is no conversation that is agreeable; there is no modesty, no attention to one another. They talk very loud, very fast and altogether. If they ask you a question, before you can utter three words of your answer they will break out upon you again and talk away.”

– In a diary entry dated August 23, 1774, Massachusetts statesman and eventual U.S. president John Adams grumbles about the rudeness of New Yorkers (via curiositycounts)

taken a bunch of weeks ago. uploaded a bunch of minutes ago.

taken a bunch of weeks ago. uploaded a bunch of minutes ago.

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