NY1 reports that the Greenpoint warehouse that is/was burning in what fire officials are calling a suspicious fire is owned by one Joshua Guttman (also spelled Gutman). Why is that name familiar? He owned a property in Dumbo that also burned down two years ago. That fire was investigated for arson. We have a call into the fire department to see if that investigation ever wrapped up.
The Municipal Art Society meanwhile says it had been advocating landmark protection for the burning complex, known as the Greenpoint Terminal Market.
(We should note the city deed for the Greenpoint property does not mention Guttman, though that doesn’t mean he doesn’t own it.)