“Picture Perfect” Is In The Eye of The Beholder

January 29, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Last week I generated a little controversy when I stated in this post that Cooper Park is “is not encircled by condominiums”. And in the purest sense of the word this is true. Nonetheless a couple readers saw fit to make mention of the Olive Park Condominiums, a monstrosity which can be found at the intersection of Olive Street and Maspeth Avenue. “Ray” writes:

I was walking around there last weekend and did come upon a very large new condo development on Olive Street, about a block from the park:


“Williamsburg’s First Resort-Like Lifestyle Condo in a Picture-Perfect Parkside Setting”!!!

featuring a “chic and sexy lobby” and a “full-time concierge”…

Because that’s what the world needs.

You forgot “fitness center”, Ray. I watched them unload treadmills into this bad boy this very morning! I agree this building is atrocious. It is not only ugly, but it is the poster child for zoning law abuse. The previous having been said, I still do not think it is as horrific as the Karl Fischer Experience at McCarren Park.

Hell On Earth

But I suppose that’s just a matter of personal opinion.

Miss Heather


4 Comments on “Picture Perfect” Is In The Eye of The Beholder

  1. bboy on Wed, 30th Jan 2008 11:19 am
  2. Hey that ‘Hell on Earth’ dog looks a lot like the ‘Ur Dog Sux’ dog… maybe he is an art school model?

  3. missheather on Wed, 30th Jan 2008 11:21 am
  4. Actually, I think it is supposed to be a rat. Like the art school joke, btw. I know exactly what you are talking about.

  5. rowan on Wed, 30th Jan 2008 1:38 pm
  6. I concur. Clever placement of that graffitied pole in front of the condos. It’s perfect. I confess I’m a former art student and do not get the art school joke you mention.

  7. bboy on Thu, 31st Jan 2008 10:45 am
  8. I hate to explain my jokes because they aren’t so funny to begin with. But: Either the same rat/dog is modeling for several… wait…. I don’t get it either…

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