Sunday, August 24, 2008

The blight of Brooklyn

When someone leaves behind a pile of shit in Brooklyn, Miss Heather finds it, whether it falls from a dog's rear end or comes courtesy of a developer.
I fully realize that you can't legislate taste, but some of these designs should be crimes.
How, in our supposedly advanced society, did we get to the point where we allow architects to blight our streets this way?

14 comments:

Tired of Fug in Flushing said...

What is with all these fug monstrosities and the need to have the meters on the street side for all to see? They make me want to take a baseball bat to them.

Miles Mullin said...

How, in our supposedly advanced society, did we get to the point where we allow architects to blight our streets this way?

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That is easy. The citywide preservation community is responsibile.

After all, THEY are the ones moving into the new development designed by architects they give awards to (hello Robert Stern), their alma maters make prodevelopmetn studies (Pratt), and they refuse to embark on any real public education program or even venture out of their little designated enclaves that are supported by the tax-payers.

About the only time they are interested in us is to send us mailers for support, or even worse, invitations to symposiums that cover presrevation from every angle but that which is useful.

People like Miss Heather, and her photographs, do not exist in their little secure world nor would she be invited to enter into it.

In their world, this crap does not exist.

Anonymous said...

That's third world crap: notice how they're not using the fedders AC slots but instead have placed the ACs right in the open windows! Is that a pillow next to the AC above the entrance??

georgetheatheist said...

Good point. Why have the Fedders cut-out if they're not even used? And how did the ac's get so banged-up from way on high?

georgetheatheist said...

I love Queens. I love living in a toilet.

Anonymous said...

That's on Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn not in Queens. It always cracks me up to hear realtors and other similar scum call Bushwick "East Williamsburg".

Oh I live on 1129 Broadway in East Williamsburg. It's trendy!

Anonymous said...

At least the balconies are on the side; that way you won't be able to see all the laundry that will be hanging out, unless you look really hard....

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the archiect that designed this project is proud of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!????

Anonymous said...

wonder if the archiect that designed this project is proud of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!????
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You sound like a typical preservationist.

Just fell off a Christmas tree?

He couldn't give two shits.
He made money.
He doesn't live there.
And most importantly, no one will stop him.

Anonymous said...

They're Hasidic developers for Hasidic tenants

Anonymous said...

In Bed-Stuy? Don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Crap, yes. A "discovery"? Fucking hardly. But if it let's people think they're onto something, fine, let the ego SWELL. Just know there are more and worse far flung over the borough, as well as a number of parts of western Queens.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
In Bed-Stuy? Don't think so.

Monday, August 25, 2008


YES, In Bed Stuy. Why on earth would you think that was impossible? Those balconies are a hallmark of Hasidic "architecture"

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
That's on Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn not in Queens. It always cracks me up to hear realtors and other similar scum call Bushwick "East Williamsburg".

Oh I live on 1129 Broadway in East Williamsburg. It's trendy!

Sunday, August 24, 2008



That apt. bldg. is not on Broadway, it is clearly on Lafayette & Tompkins in Bed Stuy.