13 March 2009

Can It Be?

Yes it can. Chumley's, the former speakeasy that has been dead for two years now since its chimney collapsed, and has been in a state of snail-paced construction every since, is actually starting to look like a building again.

Curbed shows JVNY's pictorial evidence that the cinder-block walls now hold up the wooden skeleton of a roof, with dormers (!). (The above comparison shot is Curbed's.) A Curbed commenter notes that work has really stepped up on the place in recent months. I still suspect it will be 2012 before the place is serving beers again, but I'll what good news I can get.


Anonymous said...

Wow. I bet this is the first time in years that the city has seen construction of new dormer windows. I can't think of any building less than 100 years old that has them.

Brooks of Sheffield said...

Actually, no, Dan. Check out this post I did back in 2007 about some new dormers in the East Village. http://lostnewyorkcity.blogspot.com/2007/02/who-builds-new-dormer-windows-anymore.html

Anonymous said...

Well how about that! I knew that if they existed you'd be on top of it.