Today local Greenpoint blogger Citizen Skein of Musings on ‘point posted that it’s still in the hands of the Salvation Army – since 1974.
While I find it a lot more believable that Apple did not purchase 176 Bedford, I also wouldn’t put all my trust in the DOB updating their records with the quickness. I was an expediter for years and I’ve seen it take several weeks for things like this to be updated in BIS. Actually, I’m being kind – I’ve seen it take months for things to be entered in that system. Maybe they’ve gotten better, but if the news that 176 Bedford’s been sold is only a few days old I would bet my life that BIS wouldn’t have it updated for at least a couple of weeks.
With that said, Citizen Skein is probably right and it’s more than likely just a rumor that found its way to Gothamists inbox. But even if there is any truth at all to the Salvation Army selling that piece of property I sincerely don’t care what goes there. Whatever it is would be better than the eyesore that place is.