Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse at 43 MacDougal Street, after reading Monday’s post on the building an anonymous neighbor sent us the following photos, which are taken from above. The space between the plywood and the building is filled to the brim with trash.
Here’s a close-up:
This trash is no doubt trapping moisture and attracting rodents, all of which combined cannot be healthy for the integrity of the historic facade nor for the health and well-being of neighbors and the schoolchildren across the street. It’s the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission’s job to ensure that our important landmarks (this building is part of the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District) remain in top form. If you agree that things should not progress down this path, write to the City and urge them to take immediate action!
Update: As per the comment below, below is a photo of the faded sign on the storefront that is currently hidden by plywood.