Abandoned Bay Ridge Wreck to Be Torn Down

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This 1920 home in Bay Ridge that has been abandoned for decades is slated for demolition. We wrote about this house in 2010 when neighbors contacted us after starting a Facebook page to pressure the city to do something. Even then, they said the house had, “standing water, holes in the roof, a second floor that has collapsed into the ground, raccoons that inhabit this house, and bulging walls that show this house is ready fall at any moment.” According to The Daily News, the house was deserted in the 1980s after the owner, Frank Landy, and his wife divorced. The home is scheduled to meet the wrecking ball any day and residents are glad that the breeding ground for rats and racoons will finally be gone. The tax photo of the once-attractive home is after the jump.

Bay Ridge Eyesore to Be Torn Down [NY Daily News]
Using Facebook to Clean up Bay Ridge ‘Dump’ [Brownstoner]

 

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One Comment

  • This house is one of two identical “bookend” homes with about 3-4 barrel front limestones sandwiched in between them. Its sister, down the block, is still in decent enough shape. I pass by here occasionally, wondering every time what the backstory is. Sad story.

    Even more sad is the thought of the polished granite / fedders home that will inedivably take its place!