What exactly do I mean?
Those of us who call The Q at Parkside our hometrain know the Flabenue as our Main Street, and a lively thoroughfare it is. The hustle and bustle may blind you to the reality though - a large number of the buildings are merely awaiting their next chapter. Look up and you'll see many boarded up windows on the upper floors, meaning that tons of potential residences lie fallow. In my many years there has always been a great deal of churn; but lately signs point to major changes.
|Surely these buildings will be razed rather than rebuilt - |
currently they're zoned for roughly six-seven stories,
depending on lot size.
|Cinder block buildings like this are the easiest to remove. This whole stretch is vulnerable.|
|It boggles the mind; perhaps these upper floors are being used for storage? Mummies?|
|As mentioned previously on the Q, the Caton Market is soon to rise |
12 stories of all-affordable apartments.
The recently erected plywood walls suggest demo starts soon.
|123 Linden dwarfs surrounding buildings; Here on Caton looking east, |
it's really quite shocking, and coming down Flatbush from GAP at night, wow.
|Ocean is not immune, though there are fewer straight-up tax payers.|
|Despite the fact I'm down on Church fairly often, |
this residential at the corner of Ocean caught me by surprise.
Recently finished and ready to rent, it's anchor retail is a Bank of America.
We will see, maybe sooner than expected.