Number 200 Smith Street In October 2010
A view of the building from Baltic Street in August 2009
Since when does a NYC Department Of Buildings permit for "proposed horizontal enlargement of 3rd floor" mean that you can take the entire structure down? Yet that is exactly what happened to number 200 Smith Street at the corner of Baltic Street in Boerum Hill. As first reported by Brownstoner, demolition of the three-story structure began last week on Wednesday. By Friday evening, most of the building was gone, dumped into a huge truck parked in front, ready to drive the
Now, I don't claim to understand the nuances of a Building Department permit, but the one posted on the construction fence sure doesn't state anything about a full demolition, does it?