Demolition for Two Bed Stuy Homes


A reader sent in the above photos of 836 and 834 Halsey Street, between Howard and Ralph Avenues. He said: “These two houses were just declared uninhabitable [by the DOB] and are slated for demolition any day now. Right across the street from a public school and the Bed Stuy Fish Fry.” A full vacate order exists at No. 834 (the home on the right) due to structural damages that compromised the party wall. No. 836 has a very long list of DOB violations and complaints, most of which pertain to the persistent failure to maintain the building. Our tipster says the side of the yellow house has been falling apart since he moved nearby two years ago. Once the homes are demolished, there will be five empty lots in a row there, right across the street from Saratoga Park, which could mean an eyesore for the block or a development to come. GMAP

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  • Or an eyesore development; which is highly likely at some point.

  • Or an eyesore development; which is highly likely at some point.

  • 834 Halsey was a listing of mine…the building next door is really the issue. It was an REO that never hit the market. Im not sure what the owner plans on doing just yet.

  • J. G. Clover designed and built these homes in 1886. It is important to everyone that lives in the Stuyvesant North section of Bedford Stuyvesant to come out tonight for the landmarking meeting at 6:30 pm at Bridge Street Church. This might be a growing trend if we don’t stop it…

  • better empty lots then these freaking old dillapidated death traps that are not taken care of.

    they are both ugly anyway, hardly worth saving.

    but why people live in these building with all these violations and deplorable conditions is beyond me.

  • better empty lots then these freaking old dillapidated death traps that are not taken care of.

    they are both ugly anyway, hardly worth saving.

    but why people live in these building with all these violations and deplorable conditions is beyond me.

  • “but why people live in these building with all these violations and deplorable conditions is beyond me.”

    I would say because they can’t afford to go elsewhere, or do better. Poverty does not offer people a whole lot of choices. Besides, they’ve more than likely been there a long time, before it got really bad, and now can’t afford to leave.

  • “but why people live in these building with all these violations and deplorable conditions is beyond me.”

    I would say because they can’t afford to go elsewhere, or do better. Poverty does not offer people a whole lot of choices. Besides, they’ve more than likely been there a long time, before it got really bad, and now can’t afford to leave.

  • There were no open violations on 834 Halsey st…The building next door began to collapse in to 834…there for DOB had no choice but to rip them down. There was one family left in 834 Halsey st it was a pretty solid renovation on the inside, no detail left at all. The rest was vacant. It was a legal 4 family two 3BRs and two 2BRS…

  • There were no open violations on 834 Halsey st…The building next door began to collapse in to 834…there for DOB had no choice but to rip them down. There was one family left in 834 Halsey st it was a pretty solid renovation on the inside, no detail left at all. The rest was vacant. It was a legal 4 family two 3BRs and two 2BRS…

  • Everyone of those lots are owned by separate owners, so a big development might be out of the question at the moment. It seems unlikely a stand alone project will be built on one of those lots without the others being built also. It might be done, but who knows.

    • I suspect that that is a double-edged sword. I know we think a lot about the crazy developers who put up glass monstrosities, but any one person could buy one of the properties and put up a 3-family faux ’70s modern Fedders building on it – or buy two and do the same on that footprint. That corner would be ripe for some nice 3-stories with businesses on the first floor and apartments on the top two.