Lipstick on a Pig Part II: Vomitus ‘R’ Us

January 12, 2008 by
Filed under: Articles of Fedderization, Bushwick 

Homes ‘R’ Us

Homes R’ Us: I made their acquaintance September of 2007 when I took the below photograph of 100 Jefferson Street. This is one of their “developments”.

Jefferson Street 9/20/07

Despite the fact a stop work order had been issued for this property, men were quite busy working on these promised two family luxury homes.

Jefferson Street Worker

Feeling nostalgic (with the new year and all) I thought it would be fun to see how things were shaking in big bad 2008. So I looped by there this week and checked it out.

Jefferson Street Close-up

The finished product was pretty much what I expected.

Jefferson Street Luxury Homes

Is it just me or does the word “luxury” suggest a measure of scarcity and/or exclusivity? If so, wouldn’t a bunch of cookie-cutter row houses slathered together with stucco be the opposite of luxury? Just curious.

Miss Heather


3 Comments on Lipstick on a Pig Part II: Vomitus ‘R’ Us

  1. guestofaguest on Sat, 12th Jan 2008 9:44 am
  2. Wow those things are brutal. But that being said, I’m sure they will sell.

  3. rexlic on Sat, 12th Jan 2008 12:10 pm
  4. Or as Groucho said in “The Cocoanuts” about some equally shabby real estate: “You can get a house in wood…you can get brick…you can get stucco…boy, can you get stucco.”

  5. daskol on Sun, 13th Jan 2008 3:21 pm
  6. We know which of the three little pigs didn’t build these houses. Maybe the developers are on to something–they’ve ensured that this block will always have some (relatively) affordable housing.

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