From the Dream-on-You-Frustrated-Renter Dept.:
Diane writes in the Park Slope Message Boards: “On my block (6th Ave. btw 10th-11th St.) there is a vacant house that’s been there at least as long as I have (17 yrs.) … there are massive holes in the roof … Last year someone walking on the rooftop – drunk – fell through the roof into the vacant building. Luckily, he had a cell phone and was able to call for help.”
“… what I am wondering is, can the city condemn the building and have it torn down?”
“I know people have tried without success to purchase the property. The story is that the original owner — now deceased — left money in his will to pay the taxes in perpetuity, but also instructed his heirs never to sell — some kind of revenge thing with a neighbor, who of course is no longer there.”
PICTURED: A different eyesore in Park Slope, right off 7th Ave.