Culture on the Cheap
“Picture Perfect” Is In The Eye of The Beholder
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:
â€œWilliamsburgâ€™s First Resort-Like Lifestyle Condo in a Picture-Perfect Parkside Settingâ€!!!
featuring a â€œchic and sexy lobbyâ€ and a â€œfull-time conciergeâ€â€¦
Because thatâ€™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.
But I suppose that’s just a matter of personal opinion.