Sara Krulwich/New York Times

It started simply enough…once lived the stable horses. Next lived a graffiti fairy tale where lived a man, whom I called the inventor with wiry grey hair, perhaps because he was timeless and lived in a dwelling which once housed horses.  I also imagined him working on grand scale projects with tubes and bubbling Petri jars. The tale ended when the young Murdoch royalty left his castle dormant and then…sold it to NoLita-developer-ites who had their eye on the corner prize.

This could all be yours!This prompted the sale of the magic building to “11 spring” as the ornamentation of the new, New York knows it with “carriage houses” of embedded in the candle building from the 7 Mill mark (last time checked a unit was 4.9 Mill) A STEAL!

the new vacant 11 spring

Whew; look at the upgrades in this place.

your new it baby

The new candle digs via prudential

Makes me think of pop culture and figures who constantly watch /document the flux. Jen Beckman called it brilliantly in 2005; we’ll Always Have Spring Street.  The New York Times documented the last of the street art in their piece, Last Hurrah for Street Art, as Canvas Goes Condo as if the photo doesn’t already feel as one is living in a dream of what something once was.  Now the facade is clean, the upgrades…the amenities alone.

With the new development lost a world of graffiti and New York self-expression.  Everyone tagged that wall; although it’s gone and clean and everything looks so orderly…doesn’t it feel nice to know those residences aren’t exactly selling out?  For a sell out, that feels pretty good.

(image 1: NYT)