Construction seems to be moving along at 240 Manhattan Avenue even with the snow. It appears they are already up to the 4th or 5th floor level. If you look at the buildings behind they are almost covered.
Here is a photo from our previous post just a couple months back 240 Manhattan Avenue
While the new potential retail and consumer consumption will be good for the neighborhood businesses and restaurants, comments and concerns are being discussed on the possible blockage of light to buildings in the surrounding areas East of 110th Street. See comments in our previous post linked above.
Construction has begun on the corner of West 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue. The lot has been vacant for sometime as the previous building was demolished a few years back and finally a crane has appeared and the ground has been broken.
I spoke with one of the workmen and asked him what will be going up here he replied “Condos” (surprise). I had dinner with someone at Melbas recently and met one of the developers for this building who had mentioned construction would begin shortly. I believe there will also be retail space which will add to the businesses on this strip, the Bike Shop, Dry Cleaners and Cafe Amrita.
More on this story as it develops.