Sokol Brothers Building on Columbia Street Leveled


After the news last October that Michael Sokol had closed the business sold the building at 255 Columbia Street that had housed his family’s furniture business for over six decades to a Manhattan-based developer for $3.3 million, it was only a matter of time until the building was torn down. (Actually, it was three buildings–three brownstones that had been combined–between President and Carroll Streets, according to Lost City.) “It’s just time to go,” Sokol told the Brooklyn Paper at the time. Go he did, and now the building is gone too. A tipster emailed in this photo this morning of the demolished site. GMAP

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  • Any idea of what is planned to replace it?

  • Nothing will be happening anytime soon as they just got a Stop Work Order from the DOB. It appears they were claiming that the work was an alteration of an existing builidng instead of filing a new building application. They’ll have to revise their plans and will be stuck in plan exams for a while.

  • Nothing will be happening anytime soon as they just got a Stop Work Order from the DOB. It appears they were claiming that the work was an alteration of an existing builidng instead of filing a new building application. They’ll have to revise their plans and will be stuck in plan exams for a while.