The Brooklyn Eagle reports that initial work has begun at 153 Remsen Street. The “eyesore” of a building, and its neighbors 155 and 157 Remsen, will be replaced with apartments:
Brooklyn Eagle: Say So Long to sad-sack 153 Remsen – empty for eons, with smashed-up windows, graffiti tags and a torn-up awning, an anomaly in upscale Brooklyn Heights – and perfectly nice properties 155 and 157 Remsen St. The city Buildings Department recently approved demolition plans for all three.
As a prelude to the tear-down, rat traps were recently placed outside 153 and 155 Remsen and a sign was posted on a window warning “Poison – Keep Out.”
Awnings from departed tenants Saigon Garden and Wi-Pie were removed from the buildings. On Monday, National Grid workers dug up the street – to turn off the gas lines, which is also a prelude to demolition, one of them explained.
A tenant remains in the storefront of 157 Remsen, the chiropractic service Physio Logic. The developer and this tenant are in negotiations to try to get Physio Logic to move out, we heard.