What the Neighborhood is Losing at this moment… Domino Demolition Started

WG opens the telling of the story to all who may add clarity to the unfolding tragedy of the downing of the historic Domino Factory Sugar site.

In the spirit of the best Citizen Journalism, please add your comments, below.

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View to the right of Domino, The Edge. Several skyscraper buildings are destined to be built on the Domino site, too.

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Curtains entirely to the Williamsburg Bridge in this photo; it will be a wall of luxury housing—with no affordable housing no less.

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One building down on the Domino Sugar site.


  1. says

    Looking at those photographs made me remember a similar story, one already forgotten..the site of Shaeffer Landing, where once stood the Shaeffer Brewery. Also a very large red brick building that had been abandoned for so long a 25 foot tree was growing from it’s crown. I was sad to see that building come down, as i am to see the Domino Sugar factory come down. If I try I can still smell the sugar being processed, as it wasn’t all that long ago that it was till in operation.
    It makes me wonder how old things become valued. How old do they have to be. If 50 more years had gone by would The Domino Sugar Factory then be worth saving. I once read, I forget who said it, that every new generation has the right to make things their way. There is truth to this obviously, look around. But what is planned for that site is just gross and inhuman.

  2. Angela Mylie says

    The vast green plywood enclosure surrounding the Domino site seems like a prime canvas for Save Domino posters and other messages. Banksy?

  3. says

    The last vestiges of this proud industrial Grande Dame of Williamsburg will soon disappear forever, a structure that deserves a better fate. Its architectural successor will not be worthy of the foundation that will support it.