‘Tis The Season: Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite!

December 6, 2007 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

74 India Street, 12/5/07 8:30 p.m.

The above photograph was taken yesterday, December 5, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. in front of the 74 India Street entrance of the Astral Apartments. For the sake of comparison (and because quite frankly I have a VERY dark sense of humor) follows is the first installment of an article about this building from the December 5, 1886 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. The second half will follow later today. Enjoy!

Brooklyn Daily Eagle 12/5/1886

Am I the only one who finds it interesting that 121 years after this article was published that quality affordable housing is, once again, an issue?

Miss Heather


One Comment on ‘Tis The Season: Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite!

  1. rowan on Thu, 6th Dec 2007 10:30 am
  2. Charles Pratt also founded Pratt Institute, the art school located in Clinton Hill. It is ironic(/coincidental/amusing/portentous/pick an adjective) to me, a Pratt graduate (class of ’98), that I end up living in the Astral. Too bad the Astral couldn’t stay beautiful on the inside. No complaints about my apartment (knock on wood) though.

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