Tag: department-of-buildings

City issues vacate order for Bushwick church turned thrift store due to crumbling roof

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Nov. 20, 2023 By Anna Bradley-Smith

The city has placed a full vacate order on the large 1890s Romanesque Revival church on the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Cornelia Street in Bushwick due to its crumbling roof and other conditions, shutting down a thrift store that had been operating inside and throwing the building’s future into question.

What’s happening with the empty Bed-Stuy lot where the Dangler Mansion once stood?

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Sep. 19, 2023 By Anna Bradley-Smith More than a year after the shocking demolition of the historic Jacob Dangler mansion at 441 Willoughby Avenue by a local developer with plans for a new apartment building, the site remains empty and still under the ownership of the struggling nonprofit that said it made a deal to sell the beloved French Gothic Revival building to avoid foreclosure. While court filings show the nonprofit has not yet filed a petition with the state attorney general to sell the property, documents recorded only last week by the city show a $1.525 million mortgage was…
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Pricey scaffolding around Brooklyn Supreme Court house turns 16 as facade awaits repairs

Apr. 27, 2023 By Kirstyn Brendlen

If the scaffolding surrounding the Brooklyn Supreme Court building on Adams Street was a person, it would be preparing to finish its sophomore year of high school — and the city spends more money each year keeping the structure propped up than it does on the average public school student.