126-128 Delancey Undergoing Makeover

Posted on: October 8th, 2009 at 6:19 am by

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It appears the low-rise base of Blue is currently undergoing a makeover.  Commonly referred to as 126-128 Delancey (or 101 Norfolk), the corner spot has been idle for quite some time; its scaffolding now is an all-too-familiar part of the daily sidewalk experience.  A waiting game ensued.  Not too long ago, however, the former Gem Super Value Store was encased in a box of maroon plywood, covering the old school ad mural for good.  The DOB permits attached front-and-center indicate that the existing two-story structure will be combined, with a “one level enlargement” in the works.”

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Looks like those lucky owners occupying the lower levels of Blue might lose their south-facing view.

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