Local blogger Hawthorne Street noticed that Prospect Lefferts' 205 Parkside Avenue is on the market -- for zero dollars, plus free squatters! According to a sign on the building, and the accompanying Craigslist ad, the four-story freebie has 14 residential and three commercial units. It's also "an abandoned rathole." But that's all the more reason for a prospective
buyer taker to go for it, the ad says. "The owners aren't taking care of it -- maybe you should." Ah, the old slumlord guilt trip. The building has been vacant since 1979 and has no certificate of occupancy, though owner Moses Fried briefly considered turning the property into an hourly hotel.
· 205 Parkside Available for Free? [Hawthorne Street]
· 8br - Free Building [CL]