Boerum Hill brownstone finds new owner after years of neglect

August 16, 2010 12:00PM

374 Pacific Street (source: PropertyShark)

After years of pleading with the owner of 374 Pacific Street, a Boerum Hill brownstone that had gone into decay, neighbors of the decrepit structure may soon see it restored to its former splendor, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Bruce Marlow, who let his property rack up more than 23 open violations, had pledged to make repairs — including mold removal and a roof upgrade — but had failed to do so time and again, community members say. After taking the erstwhile owner to court, the five complaining neighbors watched the property head onto the auction block in June, where it fetched around $1.3 million. The new owner, Forest Park Properties, will likely give the building a complete overhaul, according to Raymond Mordekhai, a partner with the firm. “We’re in the process of planning exactly what we’re going to do,” Mordekhai said. “It’s in pretty bad shape — one of the worst you’ll see in that area.” [Brooklyn Paper]