Culture on the Cheap
This morning it was brought to my attention that Brownstoner has discovered *gasp* a new Karl Fischer building in Greenpoint!
Uh, if my memory serves me correctly, the crappy condo construction site in question (AKA: Fort Apache, the ‘Point) has been creeping along for at least 1 1/2 years. Breaking news this edifice decidedly is not. But I do not want to suggest this feature isn’t worth reading. The comments are friggin’ hilarious. For example:
…I have heard that it no longer is residential project and may be an Orthodox Temple now.
I’d actually wish for taller, more evil buildings along McGuinness if you gave me the chance. Greenpoint has sixteen-story towers going up on well-trafficked side streets, but McGuinness is really a barren place, and is a perfect contender for higher densities. At some point in the distant future, it could be an attractive boulevard people walk down, even — but scattershot small-scale buildings aren’t gonna do it. I’d actually like to see detached six-to-eight-story apartment buildings with retail, or something, like the one they’re building at McG and Driggs.
Um, okay. Anyone who has an idea this stupid and implausible should be forced to live in one of these piece of shit buildings.
On the first or second floor.
Facing the waste treatment plant.
Anyhoo, another (and in my opinion more important) detail Brownstoner missed is what’s going up next door.
Could it be???
YES, YES IT IS!!!
Ladies and gentleman! It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you… BELVEDERE XX!
P.S.: Be sure to check out my updated Meet the Belvederes map! Belvedere V has been added too. It’s big. It’s fug. It’s located in WILLIAMSBURG!