New York/Greenpoint


Commercial and Franklin Streets, Greenpoint, Brooklyn — © Brian Rose

An abandoned factory building from the 1930s, and now an environmental superfund site. Made plastic sheeting. Very simple moderne architecture–unlandmarked. Very difficult to track down much on the building, but found this in the Brooklyn Paper. And this from the New York Times. The chain of ownership with regard to this property may be more complicated than the articles imply–who or what is 49 Dupont Realty, the owner of the property and many others nearby. And neither article addresses the legal responsibility of the owners, past or present, for allowing chemical storage tanks to leak into the ground water.

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