This just in from a friend who has moved away from New York many years ago - a photo from Avenue D where he used to live. While he thinks he got it from this flickr account, this particular photo isn't there any more, so we can't exactly give credit where credit is due. He wrote this remembrance of this view:
I remember the rainy day when the back facade fell off the building behind the wreck and left a bathtub hanging in mid air 3 flights up, suspended by its plumbing. This photo was in a nice collection of 80s LES images which I thought I'd bookmarked but this photo is no longer there (!?). I saved this one because it's so pretty. The more I stare at it, the more the wreck looks like a slain minotaur in the ruins from the fall of Rome.