An unassuming 19th-century building at 735 East Broadway is receiving a few repairs. Workers have been repairing and painting the front and side facades of the mixed-use structure. The building has been altered significantly over the years.
A new front facade window arrangement lends an odd proportionality and a projecting commercial storefront addition (itself with a later addition of a sloped roof) reveals that the structure may have originally been completely residential.
Power has been out at the building for over a year according to a city permit and workers are restoring six apartments in the building. The commercial space is also being touched up and rumor has it that a florist is moving in. It appears, though, for now that the improvements are only skin deep and no work to restore the building to its historical appearance is planned.
There was recently a building torn down close to the corner of Market and Brook, Northeast side. Not the one on the corner but right next door. I don’t think the structure was anything spectacular but it will be interesting to see if this is part of the redevelopment of the corner property.