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Southside Photo Du Jour: A Novel Approach

February 13, 2009 by
Filed under: Williamsburg 

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When I looked up and saw this delightful apartment entrance on Driggs Avenue I swooned. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in a place called “Novelty Court”?* In any case they don’t build ’em like this anymore.

Miss Heather

*Well, probably not Frank Serpico for starters (see comments).

Comments

6 Comments on Southside Photo Du Jour: A Novel Approach

  1. travis on Fri, 13th Feb 2009 3:50 pm
  2. That’s the building where Serpico got shot; can’t remember if they used the actual building or not in the movie, but I think they did. In any case, they’ve spruced it up a bit since the ’70s.
    Scroll down this page for the story:
    http://brooklynnorth.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html

  3. missheather on Fri, 13th Feb 2009 3:56 pm
  4. Thanks for sharing this! I have updated this post accordingly.

  5. travis on Fri, 13th Feb 2009 9:23 pm
  6. As a professional pedant, I can’t believe I failed to point out that that’s 778 Driggs, not Berry, BTW (slipping in my old age).

  7. missheather on Fri, 13th Feb 2009 10:51 pm
  8. Duly Corrected!

  9. rheingold on Sat, 14th Feb 2009 1:18 am
  10. I thought maybe there was more than one Novelty Court. Then again, sometimes all of Southside seems like one big Novelty Court.

  11. bitchcakes on Sat, 14th Feb 2009 5:57 pm
  12. I just noticed this building recently myself and made a note to go back and photograph it. I had no idea of the history either.

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