Nosy Neighbor: Why Are the Windows Above Ponte’s Boarded Up?

When I was walking in the Hudson River Park the other evening, I noticed for the first time that windows above Ponte’s are boarded up. What’s going on in there? —Adam

Gianluca, the restaurant’s general manager, said that at the turn of the century, the building was a longshoreman’s hotel—but now those floors are simply used for storage.

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  1. best not to ask or else you may end up there one day if you know what I mean

  2. ha, I was just about to say the same thing….”storage,” mmm hmmm.