UES Senior Housing Boom

| 24 Jul 2019 | 03:00

    Senior power — Manhattan may be a mecca for the millennial class but they are getting competition from their elders. Senior residences abound in the borough and more are coming. The six low-rise buildings on York Avenue between 85th and 86th Streets, when demolished, will be replaced by a 14-story senior assisted living facility. Inspir, a 23-story combination independent and assisted living senior residence, opens next year on Second Avenue between 93rd and 94th Streets. And word is that a senior residence will be built at the northwest corner of East 56th Street and Lexington Avenue. While millennials tend to be transitory in their home base, seniors stay. Seniors vote and may need accommodation in registering and/or having access to polling places. Politicians, public officials, and the powers-that-be at senior residences please take notice and do something about it. NY needs voters.

    See, but don’t believe — that the Bus Arrival clock at Lexington Avenue and 88th/89th will give you arrival times, or that you can get wine at Bread and Wine cafe several blocks up the avenue. The arrival clock hasn’t worked since its arrival, and I doubt it ever will. The cafe arrived several weeks ago and is waiting for its license. My guess is that the wine license will arrive but that time will never tell at the bus stop. Just saying.

    Reader readbacks — By the time this item appears, the world knows that Dean and DeLuca is closing several, if not all, of its locations. However, reader Barbara Lowenstein emailed in early July that she and neighbors were shocked that the 85th and Madison

    Avenue store had just closed without any sign or notice that it was closing.

    Reader Sami Tanner wants to know if the Yours Truly coffee shop on Third Avenue near 89th Street is in or out of business? It hasn’t been open for about two or three weeks, yet looks like its staying.

    Reader Marcelle M. responded to the item about the late-night noise kerfuffle between The Beekman co-op and Vaucluse, its restaurant tenant. Ms. M wants to know if “you need a special permit for a music club as opposed to a restaurant?” My question — are there “noise” level and “hours” requirements when there’s music in a restaurant or a club?