A Bespoke readers sent in a photo of some action happening to one of the shells over in the Mount Morris Park Historic District and wondered what was happening to the landmark building. This block between 119th and 120th Street on the east side has a handful of majestic but neglected buildings. Could a restoration be at hand? Looking up the permits for 190 Lenox, it only appears that the sidewalk shed has been approved at this point and no other work has been filed. A neighboring building at 186 also had a shed placed out front this summer and it all probably has to do with possible debris falling from the old buildings.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission can sue negligent owners for not maintaining if they are in danger of Demolition by Neglect but nothing has happened so far on this block to improve the quality of these structures. Does anyone else have additional information?