I have been going to Downtown Brooklyn on a regular basis. Last week I notice the coll map under all the scaffolding at 370 Jay Street and today I took a closer look at another landmark building across the street at 365 Jay Street. What a mess. From across the street all you can just see a lot of scaffolding. I guess it is there to protect people from the room that is falling down.
There is a nice plaque. Most of the graffiti is removed. Below is a photo of what the building looked like in 1910. It was once proud.
There is a lot of new construction in Downtown Brooklyn. The neighborhood even has a new name. It is called MetroTech. I am not complaining about progress, but there has to be some respect paid to the past.
The screen-shot below is from Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs, 1865- 1929 by William Lee Younger. I have no idea how to give a proper photo credit, but I did not take that 99 year old photograph.