This building, hidden behind the overgrowth, is one of several deteriorating 19th-century residences lining the north side of Flushing Avenue. Known as Admiral's Row, these structures once housed naval officers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. They've been abandoned since the 1970s, falling further and further into disrepair, to the dismay of preservationists. The city recently acquired ownership of the property from the National Guard, and plans to demolish all but two of the buildings, making way for a new supermarket and some other commercial and industrial spaces.
A jungle in the concrete jungle? I hope the city will restore and preserve those two buildings.