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146-Year-Old Bed-Stuy Church Will Be Razed For Apartments

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A 146-year-old wooden church in Bed-Stuy will be razed to make room for middle-income housing, DNAinfo reports. St. Stephen and St. Martin's Episcopal Church on Jefferson and Patchen avenues has partnered with Notias Construction on a deal that will raze, but replace the house of worship. Notias plans on bringing 41 middle-income apartments, available to people who make less than $70,560 a year, to the lot at 809 Jefferson Avenue, but will construct a new church for the 200-member congregation at the currently vacant No. 807. The congregation decided to partner with Notias after upkeep of the century-and-a-half old building became too expensive for the church to finance. Interior demolition began in January, and the building is expected to fall by the end of this month.
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