Culture on the Cheap
Fun With Bloomblight
Filed under: 11222, Area 51, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Recession, Street Art
Earlier today my good friend Crappy forwarded me this story from NY1 about how over-development has left many buildings in Brooklyn vacant and/or half-finished. As if this was not depressing enough this tome goes on to say that despite this glut of over-priced King’s crap, the building continues. It is projected 5,200 more luxury apartments will find their way onto the market in 2010. Clearly the cardinal rule of how to get out of a hole (stop digging) has been lost on these people.
But developer-induced blight need not be such a downer. Just take what someone anonymous person(s) has done at the vacant lot at 689 Leonard Street, for example.
Yes sir, with a little imagination (construction detritus and some wildflower seeds) you can put the “bloom” back in “bloomblight”!
And why not throw in a little ornamental brick stacking while you’re at it? It’s not like they’re going anywhere anytime soon.
I do not know what this yellow flower (located at far left) is, but I really like it.
Behold, Greenpoint’s newest high rise! I wonder if it’s a Karl Fischer?