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Last Original Building Left on Roebling Street Gets a Prize

It's almost hard to keep track of the exact amount demolition and new construction on Roebling Street in Williamsburg. Let's just say that you won't be able to recognize it in two or three years. One of the old industrial buildings we've been watching is the one at Roebling and N. 9th pictured above. Over the last few months, it was cleared out, obviously in preparation to either be (a) dispatched by demolition crews or (b) get converted. Turns out that it will be a conversion. The building was sold for $2.4 million in December and it's slated to be turned into 11 condos, including a "penthouse," which translates as new growth on top. Meantime, a tipster writes:

I got curious when as I walked by with my dog, they decided to load a steel beam into the building from a crane directly above us. There was no fence in place, no spotter watching the sidewalk and, of course, no permits visible...In other words, off to running Brooklyn start!
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