Wednesday, May 13, 2015

32 Dominick Street: What does its future hold? Is the neglect benign?

This is a picture of 32 Dominick taken from the Landmark Preservation Commission designation report of 3/27/2012:

Here is a photo taken of the door on Sunday, May 10, 2015:

While I have rarely seen this building without a scaffold in front of it, I have never seen it in such bad condition. The well under the front window was filled with debris, the facade is defaced with cartoons on plastic film.  The doorknobs have been removed, the portal is secured with a chain threaded through 2 drilled holes and a piece of wood.

On Sunday the building looked sadly more derelict than at any other time in its 3 and 1/2 years vacant. I sure hope that the neglect is benign.

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