23 February 2007

Not Yet (Completely) Developed in Brooklyn

This shell of a tenement has been doing a balancing act at 37 Carroll Street between Columbia and Van Brunt for well over five years with no further renovation in sight. The front of the building is squeaky clean. It obviously was given a thorough washing a few years back, showing off the unique brown-and-cream-brick pattern. The rest is air, though you can peer through a gate and see all the way to a back room and peruse the rubble lying on the dirt floor. One expects the thing to fall down like a pancake at the next high wind.

The mysterious property has become something of a local landmark. It would almost be a shame if new walls and a roof were finally erected.

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