Firm Behind 2011 Brighton Collapse To Build Two Three-Story Buildings on 80th Street

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1950 80th Street. Photo by Christopher Bride via PropertyShark

1950 80th Street. Photo by Christopher Bride via PropertyShark

Permits have been filed to demolish the current two-and-a-half-story, early 20th century home currently located on the 5,059-square-foot lot at 1940 80th Street. In its place, applications from an LLC run by local landlord Vito Mancino propose constructing two two-story, three-unit buildings at 1940 and the adjacent 1950 address.

The building is being designed by Douglas Pulaski’s Bricolage Designs — a firm previously penalized for flouting Department of Buildings regulations and abusing self-certification privileges. Bricolage was also fined after a Brighton Beach construction site collapsed in 2011, killing one and injuring four others.

1950 80th Street. Photo by Nicholas Strini via PropertyShark

1950 80th Street. Photo by Nicholas Strini via PropertyShark

The developer, Vito Mancino, owns property in Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, and Bay Ridge, including another home on 80th Street, the 19-room Victorian at 1940, the Brooklyn Eagle previously reported.

Currently, the historic structure on the property enjoys a great deal of green space flanking its perimeter. This is likely to change with the construction of a second building on the lot.

[h/t: Yimby]

  • Sean F

    Such a shame. That’s a lovely house that adds so much to the block just by being there.

    • Drew B

      get ready for Chinese buyers and less parking spaces on the block, sign of the times…

      • Joe

        your Italian owner is the developer

        • Drew B

          What does that have to do with the tenants?

    • Emerald5Forever

      I agree, it’s pretty nice.

  • Captain N

    Fools like this keep ruining the neighborhood…they are creating an overcrowded living condition as well as destroying history. Why the city allows this to continue is beyond stupidity at this point.

    • Drew B

      It’s not stupid for the city, which is always for-profit. More taxes, city is happy.

      • Sean F

        Actually, it is stupid because the small increase in property taxes does not offset the expenses of increased use of public transportation, schools, sanitation, road maintenance and other publicly-funded infrastructure.

        • Drew B

          It’s not just property taxes, and if use of public transportation, schools, sanitation, will go up, then the city has more incentive to raise existing taxes to help fund upgrades to infrastructure. Unfortunately, from what I hear from my sources working for the city, specifically public transportation and sectors of infrastructure, the city is really being stingy with making more funding available for city jobs. This leads to many job cuts, as well as an increase in demotivating the existing hirees. If you work for the city and have a family, overtime pay is not as attractive as one might think it seems, even when you see some of your coworkers quit/get terminated from jobs that offer a generous city pension ( my personal opinion on this is laughable as personally millennials will not have a pension in the future.) In the end, this will lead to less subway trains on the rails, less conductors, less city busses in rotation, etc.

          • Drew B

            Might I add more unemployment, more people on welfare, and again, more taxes from the typical person working a full time job to cover these expenses. Personally, to solve this entire budget deficit, specifically for welfare and EBT funding, just drug test the applicants and you’ll filter out the ones that don’t deserve it….guaranteed.

          • Sean F

            Except that many of the people moving into these multi-family buildings are working off-the-books, and not being taxed. The only cash influx they represent is at the rent and retail level. They won’t contribute enough to cover the additional costs, and, as you note, the City will cut jobs and expenses. There is little benefit to putting six families where one or two used to live.

          • Drew B

            It’s a constant struggle ain’t it? I hear you Sean, let’s hope we can get some positive boom in our community sometime soon.

          • Black Adam

            Please tell me…….who are these working off-the-books people you speak of?

          • Drew B

            Maybe you’re a bit out of touch with the current conditions in the neighborhood? Do you think all of the people here who don’t speak a word of English have jobs on the books? Who is hiring them? And I’m not just talking about the Chinese, the Latino community and still many White immigrants overstaying their work/student/visitation Visas have many people working off the books to have cash in their pocket as well as a government check on the 1st of the month.

          • Juan

            so? the homeless guy at the corner speaks better English than Hillary Clinton.

          • Drew B

            Mentioning one homeless man doesn’t really help you come across with a valid point here. I’m not understanding what you’re trying to say here

          • Emerald5Forever

            Is he the one who used to hang around the 25th Avenue D train station?

          • cannabus jeff

            Hillary speaks perfect English, dummy don can’t speak he insults.

  • Mat50

    This is part of a pattern of warehousing “worker bees” so they are close enough to serve the uber rich. This is a zoning problem, a failure to maintain the character of a community. On purpose. Here comes the NWO, straight out of Orwell.

  • Joe

    Blame the greedy Italian owners. The chinese did nothing wrong, they paid for it.

    • Emerald5Forever

      In my opinion, the Italian homeowners also did nothing wrong, but some of their fellow Italians who are bitter about changing demographics call them “sellouts”…unbelievable if you ask me. There are some seriously narrow-minded people around here who have antiquated views and want Bensonhurst to be frozen in time, always referring to good old days when everyone had one type of look, ha ha.