and todayPMFA readers predicted, the decrepit, but charming three-story mixed use building at 159 Smith Street between Wycoff and Bergen Streets in Boerum Hill is currently getting demolished. A crew is currently hauling debris out and dumping it into a a giant truck.
On Wednesday, I had posted photos of the only wood-clad house on Smith Street, which had retained its beautiful cornice and most of the details around its windows. The building was supposedly getting a two-story addition and permits had been filed with the NYC's Department of Buildings. However, no permits for the total demolition of the building have been posted.
What a sad end to this wooden house that has been standing there for more than a hundred years. I am glad I took photos of it earlier this week.