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.