“Could,” as in survive.
One of my perennial FNY favorites: this lilliputian amid two massive 7-story apartment towers on Webb Avenue between Reservoir Avenue and West 197th in Kingsbridge Heights. Undoubtedly, at one time this 2-story dwelling with an attic dormer had partners here on the east side of the street, but they were all displaced by the Deco building on the left, probably from the early 1930s, and the stolid boxy apartment house on the right, likely of Fab 50s vintage.
The house is maintained in the same condition it’s been for several years, with gold siding and brown indoor porch. The Stars and Stripes flew proudly as I stumbled past.
I wish Webb Avenue had retained a former name, “Tee-Taw Avenue” named for a French minister named Tetard, according to Bronx historian John McNamara.