As Gowanus Lounge reported this morning, scaffolding has gone up around the building right next door to mine. As I was taking some scaffolding photos, the guy circled told me I should take his picture. So I did.
He asked me what I was doing and said I just wanted photos of the scaffolding and told him I lived next door and was worried my building was going to come down when they tore down this building. I implored him—very politely, I might add—to please be careful as that was my home.
He found this totally hilarious.
As you can see, my building (the one in pink) overlaps the factory a little bit. If demolition isn't handled carefully, the entire side of my building is going to come down with it.
When the friendly demolition man finally stopped laughing at me, he said "I hope you're insured because things always happen when buildings get torn down."
I repeated that it was my home and I didn't want to lose it. He kept laughing and taunting, "I hope you're insured."