Update: Demolition of 5 Essex Street

Posted on: January 11th, 2010 at 6:11 am by

As we speak, history is being dismantled and funneled through a demolition chute to a curbside dumpster.  Indeed, the three-story building at 5 Essex Street, a onetime sanitarium and former home of Dembitzer Brothers Electronics and the Chinese New Taoism Association, is dying a slow death.  About half the original structure remains on the lot.  It should be gone pretty soon, to make way for another empty lot in the neighborhood.

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