I seem to stuck be in a 40s holding pattern, shuffling south a block or two, and circling north again. I love walking around here. On 43rd, between Third & Fourth, there's an unusual row of large, detached frame houses, set far back, and high above street level. I was there a few weeks ago and again last week, when I noticed some kind of work in progress at 332. The owners got a demo permit back in 2012, but have not secured approval for a new apartment building, and appear to be going for alteration work instead.
At right below is the kind of pleasure dome that might have taken its place, and next to it, a brick facade job that I hope is not serving as inspiration to the 332 owners.
These houses caught the attention of Montrose Morris, who wrote an interesting Brownstoner piece about them back in February: