Brace Your Balconies, Greenpoint!

February 29, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

607-609 Manhattan Avenue

The fine folks behind the architectural splendor that is Belvedere gave us Garden Spotters a very special Valentine’s Day present recently: demolition permits for 607 – 609 Manhattan Avenue! No word on what Belvedere VII will look like (no plans are posted on Belvedere Partners web site), but I can only hope it looks like its cousins over on Powers Street: Belvederes III and V.

Belvedere III

I don’t know about you, but how can eight units of paltry rental property possibly compare to having your very own phat balcony overlooking Manhattan Avenue and quaffing automotive exhaust from passing B61 and B43 buses?

Belvedere III door

I mean just look at the challenging piece of fine art that graces the front door of Belvedere III. I simply must get me some of that. This folks is what I call LUXURY!

Miss Heather

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2 Comments on Brace Your Balconies, Greenpoint!

  1. Rebecca11222 on Fri, 29th Feb 2008 10:24 am
  2. holy crap. we need more of those.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Belvedere

  3. ickyinbrooklyn on Fri, 29th Feb 2008 2:01 pm
  4. Well, you know, nothing says “welcome” like cheap molded concrete pillars.

    What shall we name this style? Colonial Revival Crap? Georgian Garish? I never understood the point of those silly little balconies. I’d rather look at a fire escape. And fire escapes are more practical. Especially in a toxic drywall-and-cdx monstrosity like that crap.

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