Thursday, February 08, 2007

Fourth Avenue 's Mystery Buildings

Fourth Ave Mystery Building One

Gowanus Lounge would be indebted to the reader that can tell us what the heck is exactly going at this building on Fourth Avenue, which has become progressively more vacant and boarded up as time has gone on. We certainly can guess what's going on here--the building is being cleared of tenants so that it can become a development site. But does anyone know the back story of these buildings, which are on Fourth Avenue between Douglass and Butler (Number 150-158)? The buildings changed hands on June 21, 2006, and are owned by 150 4th Ave. Realty Corp. LLC, which appears to be the longtime owner in different corporate form. The occupied buildings on either end are under different ownership.

Fourth Ave Mystery Building Two

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought these looked familiar. These are the same row as photographed by Berenice Abbott in 1936. Check out the pic and info from the Museum of the City of NY:

http://www.mcny.org/collections/abbott/a180.htm

Looks like the more things change, the more they stay the same!

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think these are soon to be modern condo units.

1:49 PM  

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