Update: Crews are working right now (1:34pm Sunday) on removing the top two floors of 100 Clark Street. The building was recently named by the BHA as one of several neglected buildings in Brooklyn Heights in danger of “demolition via dereliction.”
More photos after the jump:
BHB newshound “Paul” writes:
The story of the shabby building at the corner of Monroe Place and Clark has dramatically changed today.
Someone called 311 after seeing no work done on it for such a long time; inspectors came and declared it unsafe. The fire escape on the top floor, and other parts, too, are showing the walls to be bulging
so badly that they declared the building uninhabitable, and the top two floors are going to have to come off. I was out there around 5pm, talking to the site manager from I forget what office, who had
apparently had to tell the residents that they need to relocate. I didn’t know that only three people were living in the 16-unit building. They shut off gas to the building from the gas main under
the street, and numerous emergency vehicles were parked on Clark and Monroe Place, including a cherry-picker on a huge, long flatbed truck.
BHB Reader Andrew Porter directs us to this photo of 100 Clark during the Blizzard of ’88 (1888, that is) from the Brooklyn New York Public Library.