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Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
Greenpoint residents have a message for the shadowy owner of a waterfront lot — tear down this fence! The chain-link fence bars traffic or pedestrians from the western end of Noble Street, which offers wonderful views of Manhattan and access to the waterfront. It is owned by firebrand developer Joshua Guttman, who owns the former Greenpoint Terminal Market building and several other sites nearby. The warehouse building was the site of a massive fire four years ago, and some believe that lax security led to the arson…
He’s kidding, right?
Who’s to say? What I want to know is if our “community leaders” and/or “open space advocates” have asked Mr. Guttman when he plans to conduct repairs on 49 Noble Street. As some of you might recall this building’s losing battle against the elements; lack of proper maintenance; and/or gravity resulted in the closure of part of the American Playground last December.
For those of you who are keeping track this barricade has been in place for one month now.
Tags: 11222, 49 Noble Street, 85 Franklin Street, 91 Franklin Street, American Playground, Department of Buildings, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Josh Gutman, Josh Guttman, Noble Street, NYC Parks Department