Could the historic S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse soon be demolished one way or another, with or without official city sanction?
But the site has a stop work order and nearby residents claim to have seen workers on site recently in violation of it.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Workers have been spotted at a historic grain warehouse in Red Hook in recent weeks, leading nearby residents to wonder if the owner might be planning to demolish it.
Brooklyn’s industrial heritage ought to get more attention and much more love.