Friday, September 18, 2015

Also Rising

And here's another one, courtesy of prolific developer Boaz Gilad (Brookland Capital).  Plans have been filed for a new, six-storey building at 734-6 Fifth Avenue (24th Street).  The site, last occupied by J&A Contractors Corps., was sold in May for $3,350,000.  Those who follow local development activities in the neighborhood may recall that Gilad/Brookland are planning an 11-storey condo building at the south-west corner of Fourth & 15th (rendering here).

Back in July, I took a look at the florist & monument businesses clustered around Greenwood Cemetery a century ago. 734-6 Fifth were once part of the J. Condon florist business, there from at least as early as 1903 (probably earlier) & still on the avenue in 1941.  The Condon greenhouses are long gone, but the building at the corner still stands on Fifth.  It looks like the auto repair shop lot at 732 Fifth was once part of Condon's (half a greenhouse?), and it too was recently sold.  No change in usage indicated there as yet..

P.L. Sperr, & er, Google

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