It doesn't get much more ironic than this. Regular readers might recall our, um, obsession with the Old Dutch Mustard Building in Williamsburg. It was demolished by Steiner Equities last fall to make way for a big, new mixed use development. So, imagine our surprise when we were reading a a story in Flatbush Life and found that a group called the Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance (FBNPA) has put the Old Dutch Mustard Building on a list of historic structures to save. Uh, somebody made a boo boo, we think. The story says the list includes:
a host of Williamsburg industrial buildings including the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory at Greenpoint Avenue and Kent Avenue, the Matchett Candy Factory, at 390 Wythe Avenue, and the Old Dutch Mustard Company, at 80 Metropolitan Avenue.We re-read the story several times to make sure we weren't seeing things. We don't know enough about some of the buildings on the "wish list" to know whether they're still standing, but we also know that one of them, the old Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory in Greenpoint, is being partly demolished as we speak. We're nominating the Revere Dome in Red Hook for the list.
· Group touts new landmark 'wish list' [Flatbush Life]
· Williamsburg Developer 'Behooved' to Trash the Mustard [Curbed]
· The Final Days of Williamsburg's Old Dutch Mustard [Curbed]