Culture on the Cheap
Fedders Friday: Chinatown Style
I rarely go to Manhattan. Maybe once a month at best. I have made certain adjustments in my life that render the fairest of all New York Shitty’s boroughs irrelevant. But when I go there, I make it worth my while. Even if it involves forcing my mother to behold the utter ass that is being built in this city.
CASE IN POINT: this atrocity at 18 Eldridge Street
Here’s its neighbor. Note the craftsmanship. This was not only built to last, but it was also designed to please the eye.
This, on the other hand, was built to please the wallet. The developer’s wallet. Could someone please explain to me why they see fit to build balconies as minuscule as this, much less adorn them with excessive amounts of chrome? If this your idea of good taste and/or ample space*? If so, please speak up.
Here’s the top of the temple.
Here’s the top of 18 Eldridge. Note the use a decorative “keystone”. I have noticed that this is a common feature of Feddertecture.
And did I mention it also has Fedders boxes?
*Karen Carpenter excluded.