Demolition for the beautiful church building at 261 Skilllman Street, at Bedford, began this fall and it wasn’t entirely clear if the developer would save the front portion of the church. (The back portion of the church was long gone, and the DOB also issued permits for an interior demo.) Checking in yesterday, it seems as if construction reached a standstill. Some excavation work’s obviously gone on, but no actual building. The front facade remains untouched — see a picture of it after the jump. The DOB approved some permits in November for structural work and a building enlargement. We’re assuming that a big addition will be tacked on in the back of the building, enough to fit the 48 units planned. The architect is Karl Fischer. Any hope that this will actually look good when all is said and done?
Interior Demolition for a Bed Stuy Church [Brownstoner] GMAP
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There will be five homes, all with gardens or landscaped decks, on The Brooklyn Heights Association’s house tour this year. Also on the program are refreshments and guided tours of the sanctuary at the historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims. The tour takes place Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets ($30 for members […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: The Decatur Address: 142-144 Decatur Street Cross Streets: Corner Marcus Garvey Boulevard Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: George L. Morse Other work by architect: Temple Bar Building – Court Street, Franklin Trust – Montague Street, Abraham & Straus annex – Livingston Street, […]
Brooklyn-based real estate firm Realty Collective will open an office in Clinton Hill, its fourth location. The official opening of the office at 466 Grand Avenue will take place Sunday April 27, the firm said in a press release. The new location will also handle business in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Its […]
OK, it’s really narrow and there are a lot of down lights but this Greenwood Heights house at 396A 19th Street looks pretty cute to us. Goes to show what some great rugs and Timorous Beasties wallpaper can do, right? That bath looks pretty slick, and we also like the new unpainted clapboard exterior. We’re not so […]