The city Buildings Department has issued permits for sidewalk sheds for 153, 155 and 157 Remsen St, which a developer bought in 2013. All photos by Lore Croghan

Is Demolition Next at Prime Brooklyn Heights Site?

By Lore Croghan

Take a long look at one of Brooklyn Heights’ rare derelict buildings, 153 Remsen St. You won’t be seeing it for much longer.

The forlorn eyesore depicted in our photos – the one with the faded  Brooklyn Central YMCA sign hanging above shattered windows and the tattered awning of shuttered Saigon Garden restaurant – is about to be covered with a sidewalk shed.

The planned installation of the wood and steel shed is probably a prelude to its demolition – to make way for development at a prime site a half-block away from Brooklyn Borough Hall.

It’s part of a three-building site with a combined 73,600 square feet of developable space, as the Brooklyn Eagle previously reported.

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