Originally Posted by pj3000
Is that a statue on the roof?
Yes... it's Lenin!... atop the Red Square (luxury apartment building in a tenement neighborhood - somewhat of a social experiment by an NYU professor/developer when it was built back in the late 80s. It was supposed to represent the "danger" of living in a troubled neighborhood for wealthier residents). I lived a block south of this building for a short time and always found it strange... the clock's digits are mixed up and the hands never told the right time. Weird.
The ironic thing about the building is that the stores on the ground level are mostly chains, and I highly doubt it's rent-controlled.
Kind of like putting a PETA sticker on the back of your Jaguar with leather seats.