Members of a local Occupy Wall Street group - Occupy Western New York - contacted me recently and asked about a number of housing opportunities in the neighborhood. We discussed several possibilities. Here's what 1370 Michigan looks like today.
At Thursday evening's General Assembly they decided to go forward and "occupy" 1370 Michigan Avenue, a house the City had previously offered as $1 homestead eligible property.
1370 Michigan was acquired by the City three years ago in a tax foreclosure proceeding. Two months ago the City wanted to demolish this two-family house. It's located in a section of Midtown that's experiencing considerable grass-roots investment and support. A small group of neighbors and City residents surveyed the house and pursuaded the City not to demolish the property.