Speaking of castles, Sunset Park's landmarked police station is primed for redevelopment, but no one knows what that will entail. The crumbling structure sold to developer Yosef Streicher in July for $6 million, and the Brooklyn Daily hit a wall when trying to reach him to learn more about his plans. Neighbors would like to see the building, which dates to 1886, be used for community purposes (and that idea has been floated in the past), but the property is zoned for residential use, so that is highly unlikely. The building is in horrible shape, and even a straight-up restoration would require a lot of work. The site has 35,000 square feet of buildable space, but no matter what the plan is, it will have to be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The building has been empty and crumbling since 1970, so any rehabilitation will be welcomed.