There must have been something in the master plan to make this block as ugly and a dead zone as much as possible. East of Elsie Mason Manor is that gawd awful parking ramp stretching from 3rd St, and then it hangs over 4th Street, and then it butts up to Elsie. So, from 3rd St to 5th ave is one massive piece of nothing but concrete.
Hopefully, those residents are living in a bed bug free zone.
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