Thursday, June 10, 2010

Another historic loss on the Bowery, and an illegal demolition?

206 Bowery, a Federal row house from the early 1800's -- maybe as early as 1800 -- is being prepared for demolition. The residential tenant has been given 6 days' eviction notice, the commercial tenant has already left and the boiler has been shut off. And there are no filings with the Department of Buildings to demolish.

Another illegal demolition to pre-empt any effort to landmark the building, like the Henry Street demolition February? We've already lost the Germania Bank building on Bowery. History is losing fast. The barbarians are here.