370 Jay St. looks like a 'derelict'

The MTA rents this building, 370 Jay St., which is largely vacant.. Photos by Rob Abruzzese

Eye On Real Estate: Brooklyn's Ugliest Buildings

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

This once-handsome downtown Brooklyn office building has been turned into an ugly duckling by the neglect of its tenant, the MTA, which started emptying out much of the building in 2001.

Manhattan Institute writer Julia Vitullo-Martin chronicled the city-owned building's troubles in 2008 and branded it a “derelict” – and it's still a mess half a decade later.

There's torn black shrouding on one side of the building, a sidewalk shed looming the length of its Jay Street facade and paint peeling from the ceilings of building entryways above broken stairs into subway entrances, where some walls are ominously covered in nets.

Do you think this building is one of Brooklyn's Ugliest? What's your (un)favorite Ugly B'klyn Building? Comment below.

March 12, 2014 - 1:30pm



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