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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Town Demolishes Zombie House on Barrow Place in Blue Point

Vacant home with overgrown yard

Farmingville, NY – On October 3, Councilman Neil Foley (pictured) was in Blue Point for the demolition of an abandoned house located at 11 Barrow Place. The house, which has been vacant for many years, was a source of numerous resident complaints and Town building code violations. Neighbors also reported drug activity and vandalism at the house. It was demolished by the Town in accordance with Chapter 73 of the Town Code which provides a “fast track” to rid neighborhoods of unsafe structures. The cost of demolition and debris removal is the responsibility of the property owner, and the Town places a lien on the property that is then placed on the tax bill. The County reimburses the Town and then they collect the money from the property owner.

Councilman Foley said, “This house was a dangerous eyesore in a neighborhood where people take pride in their homes. I am committed to do whatever we can to demolish houses that impact negatively on the quality of life and property values in my Council District and throughout the Town of Brookhaven.” 

Man stands in front of site of demolished home

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Farmingville, NY 11738 

Phone: 631-451-6595

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