Even though Settepani has a very polished establishment located between 119th and 120th Street, there always was that row of landmark shells next door that still made the block a bit unsightly. These grand dames of Lenox Avenue have all the details in place on the exterior but for some reason have not been renovated until now. Recent DOB permits show that Number 188 Lenox (at far right) has applied to be converted into a 4-unit residential building and the application was also reviewed at the local community board meeting last week. A lumber shop currently resides at the ground floor and the rest of the building looks entirely derelict. This Mount Morris Park Historic District property is 17.5 foot wide and appears to have been handed over by the city sometimes in the 1990's but nothing has happened to the townhouse until now.