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The Dead Pool: Burg’s 79 Ainslie Street

February 5th, 2009 · No Comments

This is by no means a new addition to the graveyard of abandoned projects. This sucker has been a member of the Dead Pool for as long as we can remember. Permits for the thing (a vertical enlargement and renovation) to bring it to four stories were filed in 2002. We think work may have stopped in 2002 as well. Or we could be wrong, it may have stopped in 2003. This is another perfect example of both Dead Pool and what we’re calling Blight Me. How would you like to have this vile eyesore as your neighbor for, oh, five years? Ironically, it is directly across the street from a new Hot Karl Fischer and a new Michael Muroff building across the street. We’re sure that everybody will enjoy the view. The cruddy fence outside has proven, over the years, an excellent way of finding out what new music is being released and who is playing shows. We think it may have tipped up us off to the Pixies at Hammerstein Ballroom years back.

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