Thursday, May 29, 2008

100 Clark Street -- It's All Coming Down, Workers Say

Demolition workers told McBrooklyn Wednesday that the "derelict" 100 Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights is coming all the way down.

While not yet officially confirmed, this photo, taken around noon Wednesday, shows the building down to two-and-a-half floors. It started out as a five-story mansion on the corner of Clark Street and Monroe Place.

As reported here earlier, the landmarked 1852 building was found by inspectors to be so unsafe that the building was evacuated and a wrecking crew was sent in early Sunday to demolish "the top two floors."

Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association told the Brooklyn Eagle that the whole affair was a shame: "Landmarks could have worked collaboratively with the city to bring ‘demolition by neglect’ charges to force the owner’s hand to undertake restoration," she said.

No word on what has happened to the three tenants -- though some of their possessions could be seen through busted down walls Tuesday and Wednesday.

If the workers are correct, it appears that there will soon be a new vacant corner lot -- 1,950 square feet -- in Brooklyn Heights.

UPDATE: Owners go to court to halt demo. Story here.

- 100 Clark Street Demolition Update -- How Far Will the Heights Let This Go?
- Knocking Down 'Derelict' 100 Clark Street -- Brooklyn Heights

Photo by MK Metz

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

People on sidewalk staring into someone's torn wide-open apartment on third floor. You'd think they're say, "Wow, tearing down landmarked building." No, guy says, "Wow, that's a nice big apartment."