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November 24, 2008

Even as lawsuits delay construction, demolition on Dean Street creates facts on the ground (and blight)

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The picture... which I published last Wednesday, quickly became out of date. Photographer Tracy Collins on Saturday returned to the site and showed that 487 Dean Street, at the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue, had already been chopped in half, with the only structure remaining behind some scaffolding.

Soon enough, 489 Dean Street, another structurally sound row house will be demolished. Then what? Forest City Ratner will have to wait. The owners of the building just to the east are plaintiffs in the pending eminent domain case, and the owner of the adjoining two buildings has not, as far as I know, been negotiating with the developer.


Posted by lumi at November 24, 2008 5:45 AM