Two recent CORE closings, 159 Carlton (Doug Bowen & Paul Johansen) and 37 Harrison Street (Tom Postilio & Mickey Conlon), are featured in a piece on NYC homes with an interesting history.
What it used to be: Three houses on Washington St
What it is now: One house at 37 Harrison St
If you ever want to save a house from being demolished, chain yourself to it and call the developers bluff, or, just tow it out of harms way with a truck. The latter is what happened to three 19th century houses back in the 1970s. Dubbed the Wilson Hunt Homes, at 37 Harrison St, the three homes are now one huge Federal-style brick house.