Bed-Stuy’s beloved Dangler Mansion gets the wrecking ball after Landmarks fails to act


The clock has run out on efforts to save Bed-Stuy’s Jacob Dangler mansion: The New York City Department of Buildings issued a permit for full demolition of the building Tuesday. Video posted on Instagram by neighbors Wednesday shows demolition of the 1890s structure has started.

Just over a week ago, it seemed likely Landmarks would step in and save the French Gothic Revival house at 441 Willoughby Ave. at the last minute. LPC held a public hearing to consider landmarking the building on Tuesday, July 12. At the hearing, attendees overwhelmingly supported landmarking the mansion. Nineteen people spoke in favor and another 71 people sent letters urging for it to be designated as an individual landmark.