Wednesday, January 15, 2014
☞ REVIVE: What's Up with 288 St. Nicholas?
" Is the red Brick Queen Anne style building at the corner of West 125th and St. Nicholas Avenue planned to be demolished? That building is absolutely breathtaking and I have been faithfully waiting for it to be renovated-- the brickwork is so handsome and the cornice is miraculously still intact. It is essentially Harlem's version of the Windermere building at West 57th and 9th Avenue-- at least that's how I see it.
I don't know how old the building is- but, I'm sure that its dates to the 1800's.I've heard from neighbors that demolition is planned to build a 3 story CVS. Is it all true? Please let me know. It would be such a shame! Manhattan, now the land of Banks and Drug stores. Below, The Windermere now being converted into a Hotel. "
From what we can see on the DOB site, permits have been filed for a full demolition of the building that was probably constructed in the late 1800s based on the design. This location is right by the express train entrance and would be great for a better business like Trader Joe's to arrive but it seems that is not the plan. Should more of 125th Street's old structure be preserved at this point?