Day 126

Russians in Riverdale

May 4th, 2012

Built from the top down by the Soviets in 1974, this fortress is home to Russian UN diplomats and their families, and during the Cold War it "bristled with antennas for listening to American conversations". In 1997, the Russians drew up plans to renovate and expand the complex, but they seem to have abandoned them in the face of strident community opposition.

One Comment

  1. Gigi says:

    Thanks for the link! Would love to see what it looked like when described this way in the article .. “At one point, it appeared to a reporter like a half-eaten twin Popsicle on its double stick.”

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