The current owners of 100 Clark Street, the Penson Companies, cannot be completely blamed for the years of neglect that caused this weekend’s demolition of its top two floors. However this “demolition by dereliction” in a landmarked neighborhood is positively criminal and it happened on this company’s watch. And it’s pretty certain that Penson has deep enough pockets to have done the right thing and preserved this structure. Clearly, Penson’s desire to rid 100 Clark of its renters is most likely at the heart of this unforgivable act of destruction in one of New York City’s best preserved neighborhoods. The Penson folks reportedly don’t have the greatest reputation when it comes to dealing with rent stabilzed tenants (ahem Candy Factory).
Maybe it’s time for the folks at the Penson Companies to hear from those who aren’t their tenants and/or direct recipients of its alleged harassment and neglect.
Rise up Brooklyn Heights residents and let Penson hear our outrage about their declaration of war upon our landmarked neighborhood.
275 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
PHONE: (212) 529-4444
FAX: (212) 279-2434
We understand that Penson put 100 Clark Street up for sale before this disaster. It’s also never to late to redeem yourselves — rebuild it as it was and show us you respect the aesthetics of Brooklyn Heights.
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