1000 Manhattan Avenue vs. Gravity: Which Will Win?
We've noted the alarming conditions at 1000 Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint in the past, and check in with our old friend to see how the battle between gravity and building is coming along. While it would appear to be a standoff, in that 1000 Manhattan hasn't collapsed yet, it remains one of the leading candidates in Brooklyn to make news by falling down on itself if gravity ever gets an edge in the fight. What's especially compelling is the way the way the facade is buckling in two different directions. That, plus the flying buttress that is holding the thing up and sitting in the middle of sidewalk. Since our Greenpoint correspondent last checked on the building, a drain pipe has been removed, making the facade problem even more apparent. The building's owner has been served with many, many violations.