So, it's finally happening. Self described "loft apartments" and a "espresso bar + creperie ("Rue 52") are coming to 52nd Street around the corner from Malcolm X Park, 501 S 52nd, I believe. Talked to the owner, looks like work is proceeding quickly. Seemed like a nice enough guy.
Will this cause a Blackwell mindexplosion and mass eviction of all elderly and poor residents of the surrounding area? Only time will tell.