Say your goodbyes to the red brick building at 61 Park Place, because soon it will be torn down.
Last week the Department of Buildings approved a demolition permit for the building at 61 Park Place, a modest brick structure set back on a large lot. The DOB disapproved a new building permit for five stories and 17 units last month. According to the Massey Knakal announcement of this sale, the lot is “80 feet by 100 feet and comprises approximately 16,100 buildable square feet. Eighty feet of frontage allows for development of four luxury townhouses on an attractive low-rise residential block in Park Slope.”
The former Father Dempsey Center, which sits snugly between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, was affiliated with St. Augustine Church on Sixth Avenue as a social services site. Beginning in 1986 and continuing for years, the Park Slope Civic Council and the church used the building to run a women’s shelter.
The developer bought the lot for $5,750,000 in an all-cash transaction in June. I’m trying to visualize what $5,750,000 in cash would look like but all I’m coming up with is Scrooge McDuck’s basement.
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