Did you know that this building is actually owned by the CCBA? (Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association)
As is the CMART property and Tai Tung. The money made from these properties allows the CCBA to charge under market value rent at its headquarters on Tyler street. In fact Phillips Brooks House runs an after school program and Summer Camp rent free.
This building is right across from where I grew up. I used to shoot acorns at it from my porch as a child. I would aim for the bricks. I wasn't trying to break anything...I was having a suburban Calvin and Hobbes Style adventure on the fire escape that we called a porch... which I called my tree house.