Last time we checked in on 187 7th Avenue, the Park Slope building on the corner of 2nd Street that’s been in decline for many years, the DOB was trying to get its owner to show up for a hearing regarding some of its code violations. According to DOB records, other violations have been served since then, and it doesn’t appear that 187′s owner has done anything about them. Anyhow, a sign that’s been taped up on the side of the building caught the eye of a Brooklynian poster a few days ago. The sign cryptically advertises a number to call “for info,” which the Brooklnian poster did, but no information was forthcoming. We did the same, and the woman who answered the phone asked whether we were “interested in apartments or office space” and said the property’s “project manager” would call us back, which he did not. The woman also said that she worked for a real estate firm called “Hello.” Anyone know what gives?
Falling Down Building on 2nd St and 7th Ave [Brooklynian]
Slope Ruin Gets Served [Brownstoner] GMAP DOB
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Laboratory and Administration Building, now Administration Building and Visitor’s Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Address: 1000 Washington Avenue (Mailing address, also used for the Steinhardt Conservatory, a past BOTD) Cross Streets: Corner of Crown Street Neighborhood: Crown Heights South Year Built: 1912 Architectural Style: Tuscan Revival Architect: William Kendell […]
Dunkin’ Donuts is everywhere, and soon that will include Clinton Hill at the corner of Myrtle and Grand. It’ll be interesting to see how they make over this spot, which is located at 513 Myrtle Avenue. Thanks to a tipster for sending in the photo. GMAP
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