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This has definitely got to be somewhere in Queens! Probably Elmhurst or Woodside. I know of a similar scene on Hampton St., between Elmhurst & Whitney Aves.
Brooklyn – Ocean Parkway across from Coney Island Hospital
bronx, near University Ave
Honestly have no idea, Kevin – but I am amazed at the lack of space on the left side of the small house. Aren’t there codes or laws in NYC that define property boundaries or how much space must be left between structures? I would assume that the small house must have windows on the left as it was probably built before the apartment. How would one get out that side in case of a fire? How can the homeowner make any repairs to the exterior? How would anyone be able to sell a house like that?
It’s deceptive looking at it from the front. Looking at this from above, the apartment building to the left is T-shaped with the widest facing the street. Just the front half of the left side of the house rest close to the apartment building while the rear half has plenty of space for escape and outside repairs. As for repairs at the front half, I guess where there’s a will, there is a way!
All good questions.I cant even imagine how much noise and dust they had to put up with when those buildings went up.
It definitely looks like the Bronx to me. That apartment building has got a deco Grand Course vibe, and those surviving tiny houses are a specialty of Kevin’s in his Bronx articles.
I’m definitely getting a Bronx vibe also.
This looks a lot like it could be somewhere in my hood: Flatbush … maybe Martense? Or a street of its ilk.
Far northern Manhattan (Park Terrace East or West)
I have absolutely no idea, but it’s making me think of the movie “Up”.
This picture appears to be right out of the classic children’d book ‘THE LITTLE HOUSE” by Virginia Lee Burton.
I loved reading that book to my daughter when was 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 years old.
Webb Ave in the Bronx.
Sadly, the giant tree that is present in the Google street view appears to have met its end (it was in that little bit of a lawn to the right of the front door). Must’ve been quite an adventure cutting it down though, considering how large it was and how close it was to the house and the power lines.
I believe this is near the cemetary in woodside off queens blvd- truly bizarre in that I JUST switched over from another site- http://www.imjustwalkin.com which is running this photo today…VERY weird!
I believe the law in NYC is that you can build right up to the property line, and they do.
I will guess Midwood……or do we still call South Greenfield.
Looks like somewhere in Queens…I’m guessing Jackson Heights. Reminds me of the little house that was right behind the Macy’s on Queens blvd. Remember the old folks that never wanted to sell out?
For a second, that image did look fake, but I know that it’s real. I can remember in the movie Stuart Little, they showed a small house sandwiched by big apartments, but that house wasn’t really there, just added in. For the most part, a scene like that is rare even when it is real. My guess is that the driveway is for the person who owns that house, and not anyone who lives in that apartment to the right. If that’s the case, then at least the person who lives in that house doesn’t have to worry about where to park.
Definitely in the western Bronx… I’m not too familiar with the area, but it’s probably west of the Grand Concourse.
Walking down Lenox Road today, I noticed a little yellow house (albeit a little bigger than this one) nestled between two big apartment buildings. Practically the same scene. Made me think of this post.
I grew up in my grandmother’s house on Lenox Road and East 52nd Street in East Flatbush. We lived there for fourteen years. What part of Lenox Road was this, Steve? Haven’t been around there in quite a while.
Could be Willy Loman’s house. Maybe on Ocean Avenue?
bronx boulevard near 223rd st
Reminds me of the house on the corner of Queens Blvd right by Macy’s, The owner would never sell or give in. I think he passed away or sold after many years holding out. Maybe not the smartest thing to do but there are some people with integrity who refuse to be pushed around no matter what the cost. Good for him.
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