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Dumbo Residents Fight Demolition the South Slope Way

[Photo by Brian Mosbacher via Dumbo NYC]

Dumbo residents are taking a page from their South Slope cousins and posting up photos of suspect activity in the hood. At issue is the activity at 205 Water Street. Pictured above are workers preparing the 19th Century warehouse for demolition. We'll let Dumbo NYC pick up the narrative:

The DUMBO Neighborhood Association (DNA) have recently found out that the owners of a 19th Century warehouse, with the address 205 Water Street have begun preparation for the building demolition. The DNA and the Historic Districts Council has applied for landmark status for the Dumbo area, which includes 205 Water Street. Their concern is that the owner of the property (developer is Harry Kotowitz of HK Organization, also developer of 99 Gold Street) is rushing to complete demolition prior to hearings being set and that, in consequence, necessary environmental health measures for the removal and disposal of potentially hazardous wastes within the property are not being observed.Turns out workers were asked to get rid of "dust" in the building and said there's asbestos inside. (You can get the PDF of the Neighborhood Association press release by clicking here.) Anybody in Dumbo have a video camera? Youtube is waiting for your Destructoporn vid.
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