Our endangered houses of worship inbox lit up this morning with questions about the next stage in the conversion of St. Brigid's on Avenue B. Says a tipster,
Noticed new scaffolding being added to the front of the church this morning. In the back, bordering an empty lot, a sizable hole had been torn out of the building. Is this where they intend to more discretely rip out the guts of the place? EV/LES documentarian Clayton on the scene too, taking pictures; three cops lingering as well. Is this the Roman Catholic Archdiocese's response to the offer of an anonymous "angel" to buy the property?Anybody got the goods?
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· Last Rites for St. Brigid's on Avenue B [Curbed] UPDATE: Another tipster emails that the Archdiocese "bypassed normal legal procedures" and arranged for a hold on demolition to be lifted and "started the teardown Moses-style." More to follow at a press conference later this afternoon.