Century-old grotto in Bushwick to be demolished

Residents have been visiting the cave-like structure in Bushwick to grab a piece of stone before it's demolished.

Residents have been visiting the cave-like structure in Bushwick to grab a piece of stone before it's demolished. (7/15/15)

BUSHWICK - A nearly 100-year-old grotto in Bushwick is about to be demolished for good, sparking a surge of visitors to the area.

The grotto, which is a special cave-like structure, has remained intact for almost a century while the building behind it changed faces many times. The building has been unoccupied for years but will soon have a new owner.

The Diocese of Brooklyn plans to rent out the building so that it can become a NYC public school. 

In the meantime, residents from all over have been stopping by the grotto to grab a piece of stone to preserve their memories.

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