Slope Relic: Mysterious Dump on Fifth Avenue


We’ve wondered what was going on with the decaying building/chalk-graffiti magnet on Fifth Avenue between 6th and 7th streets for some time now. The building, which is right next to the American Legion post, has patches of roof missing and been in miserable shape for years upon years. (It’s even earned a reputation as a dumping ground, according to some chalk-happy wags.) A couple guys hanging out in front of the Legion told us the second floor had collapsed, and that they’ve had to put a rubber covering over its sidewalk hatch, which has mostly caved in. According to property records, the city sold the building to a private investor in 2003. Aside from that, we still don’t know what the story is with this likely safety hazard. Can anyone fill in the blanks? GMAP P*Shark

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