The “green church” is now officially a part of Brooklyn’s history. The green-serpentine stone encased Bay Ridge United Methodist Church, built in 1899, now belongs to the dusty rocks of ages past. For Bay Ridge’s preservationists, the action is a signpost warning of things to come.
As children went to school and commuters to work on Tuesday, the demolition company’s huge wrecking shovel hammered loudly at the walls of the building’s empty shell under a blue autumn sky as a fog of dust drifted onto people, buildings and vehicles.
‘Green Church’ Meets Its ‘D-Day’ As Wrecking Crew Topples Building