Spotted On Wilson Avenue: Hope

October 17, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Taken October 17, 2012.

Special props go to my travelling companion, Jay, for spotting this ingenious bit of copy-editing.

Great Moments In Aluminum Siding XIX: Troutman Street Fugfest

April 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Abjectecture, Articles of Fedderization, Vinyl Siding 

Living in Greenpoint has to some extent immunized me to aluminum siding. I can walk down block (and block) chock a block of the stuff and it no longer fazes me. I have long harbored the fear that I had become a siding Queen. Then I gazed upon 247 Troutman Street. To quote Madonna:

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I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn’t know how lost I was
Until I found you

Infatuated with the sheer fugliness of this structure I went in for a closer look.

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There’s a whole lot of fug happening here.

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Across the street.

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Down the block.

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I made Mister Heather look at this one immediately upon arriving home from work. After sputtering a few incomprehensible syllables about its utter hideousness he headed straight for the liquor cabinet.

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I don’t blame him. I had to toss down a couple glasses of wine (at home) before digesting this beauty.

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Too bad this wine bar at Wilson Avenue and Starr Street wasn’t open. Was the baby shit colored siding to blame or just the sour economy? I suspect we’ll never know.

Miss Heather

P.S.: This beauty can also be found on Troutman Street. What it lacks in siding it makes up for in sheer stupid.

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