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Say bye-bye to this fire-ravaged house in Homecrest

Eye on Real Estate: New owner filed for a permit to demolish 2139 East 16th St.

July 12, 2017 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This Homecrest house at 2139 East 16th St., which is in sad shape after a fire, is going to be torn down. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

There’s promising news for residents of East 16th Street in Homecrest.

The new owner of 2139 East 16th St., a house that was ravaged by a fire, has filed for a city Buildings Department permit to tear it down.

We’re ardent believers in preservation, renovation and rebuilding. But this two-story frame house looks bad. We can see the logic in demolishing it.

The Buildings Department issued a full vacate order for the property in April 2015 due to “extensive interior fire damage,” agency records indicate.

The new owner is Happy Prosper LLC with Soon H. Lee as member, which purchased the house for $820,000 in February, city Finance Department records indicate.    

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