As BHB community member Andrew Porter pointed out recently, the notorious home at 194 Columbia Heights is still falling apart. The latest development appears to be a broken window on the top floor on the Promenade side of the building. The BHA noted in a 2008 newsletter – “The owner chooses to leave the house as is, since it does not appear to be in any imminent danger,” meaning the property doesn’t seem to be a candidate for demolition by dereliction…yet.
Last year, its owner Dr. Austin Moore told the Brooklyn Eagle that neighbors would be “surprised” by the improvements he planned to make last spring. While we spotted roofers on the scene back in February 2009, it doesn’t appear that brownstone’s condition has improved much. As a matter of fact, our 2009 and 2010 photos of the front of the building are practically identical. Maybe that’s the surprise? Photos after the jump.