Rejected Rebuild of Greenpoint Building Gets Redesign

After getting rejected at the Landmarks Commission for demolition and construction of a contemporary building, 111 Noble Street is back with a super-sized “restoration” of the original 1850s clapboard row house. Certainly more contextual, but isn’t this still demolition of a contributing building? Complete with the loss of the side alley, a quirky character-defining feature of Greenpoint and Williamsburg (a throwback to rear tenements).