Demolition at Would-Be Hotel Site Near BAM

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    Last time we heard about 37 Lafayette Avenue, the small apartment building next to BAM was being marketed as part of a potential hotel development site, and now the property is being torn down. It doesn’t look like the demolition has to do with preparing the Fort Greene site for a new hotel, though: The building never sold, and Dept. of Buildings records suggest it’s being demolished because it had become hazardous. A complaint on file with the DOB from the end of November says the following: “Vacant house and the roof has collapsed also there are cracks on the masonry,” and while there’s no formal demolition permit, there’s an open emergency violation. On the jump, a photo of the building in better days.
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