The Falcon Gets The Kiss Of Death
In August of '06 WestCoast Perspective posted on a great old brick building on Wadsworth Street that was in jeopardy of coming down. A year and a half later it did. Earlier today The Falcon building was knocked to the ground while onlookers stared on. It was sad to see this building go, because it was one of the ones that I figured would eventually get saved from the wrecking ball. Each time I biked by it this summer I looked to see if it was being worked on... or worse... were they tearing it down? When I got a phone call saying that a building was coming down on Wadsworth, a couple doors from Allen, I knew that it was The Falcon before I even arrived to take the photo. From WestCoast's post:
The building had been owned by Robert Freudenheim who did not maintain or pay taxes on the property for some time. JER/MBBA, a NYS agency, now holds the back tax liens to the property. Not much is known about the building and the meaning of Falcon, but according to a neighbor it has been boarded up forever.
There was a period of time when it looked like the building stood a chance against demolition. WestCoast described the account here. In the end, this was another building that they say was beyond hope. Supposedly the rear of the building was in rough shape. Regardless, it was sad to see it come down. I'm sure that this will become another parking lot for the ever-increasing night traffic on Allen.
The Falcon was located at 7 Wadsworth Street.