Eyesore at 7th Ave and 2nd Street: Will the Nash Building Escape Foreclosure?
January 13, 2012
According to Brownstoner, this week’s Community Board 6 meeting included an appearance by Rachel Nash, daughter of the owner of 187 7th Avenue, the famously dilapidated Park Slope building.
Apparently Rachel started talking about plans to launch an art gallery and artist housing, but CB6 members quickly steered the conversation to “foreclosure pressure” on the building; Rachel reportedly said that her family is “trying to appeal” foreclosure actions.
The Nash Building in Park Slope has been a lightning rod for controversy and criticism: “It is a small miracle that only one person has been injured thus far by falling debris from this building,” snarkslope said in a Brooklynian post about the Park Slope building foreclosure. ‘It is a disaster waiting to happen … After proving for 20 years that the owners will do nothing to the building but neglect it, it is unsafe to even walk near, much less occupy in its current state. I cross the street to avoid it.”
“What a terrible, immoral way to treat a once-beautiful space on a prime corner in a fabulous neighborhood.”