Monday, May 26, 2008

Knocking Down 'Derelict' 100 Clark Street -- Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Association had warned that this kind of thing might happen and yesterday it did. Inspectors found 100 Clark Street -- long the scourge of the North Heights -- to be so unsafe that the top two floors had to go.

Yesterday Clark Street was blocked off and a wrecking crew started knocking down the buldging top floors.

According to a poster on the Brooklyn Heights Blog, the three residents of the building were told they had to relocate.

100 Clark Street is one of three buildings that the Brooklyn Heights Association cited for "Dereliction of Duty" in the Spring Newsletter (Brownstoner has more details on this).

100 Clark has a loooong history of literally falling apart. The Brooklyn Eagle has reported on neighbors dodging flying bricks as the building "buldged" and cracked; and the building being put up for sale as part of a portfolio of properties.

What's next for this pile of untended bricks?

Photos by MK Metz

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