Saturday, June 30, 2007

Clinton crap

These 2-family houses at 68-11 to 68-19 Clinton Avenue in Maspeth replaced 1-family homes. They are by no means gorgeous, most clearly evidenced by the rusting balcony and the doors lined up as though these were motels. (Not really sure why balconies are prized so much in Queens considering how polluted the air is on most streets and the fact that balconies and sliding doors provide another entryway for burglars.) We must make mention of the parking being inadequate and the doors leading to the basements, which of course are used for accessory purposes. However, at least these houses have triangular windows near the peak of the roof, facing the sun, which probably cuts down on the heating bills. Of course, at this time of year, their A/Cs must be on at full blast.


Anonymous said...

Can I ask who likes these curved iron balustrades? It seems like they are the only ones made today. Doesn't anyone build anything that looks traditional? Is it really that much cheaper?

Anonymous said...

Is it me, or is that rightmost balcony looking a little warped? And count me as another one who thinks those white balustrades are U-G-L-Y.