Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Very Special Reader Request
Filed under: 11211, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
A woman we’ll call “J” writes:
Miss Heather, Great postings on the NewYorkShitty website! My mother and uncle were born 70+ years ago in Greenpoint and spent most of their childhood on the 3rd floor of 147 North 7th Street. Next time you are in that area, would you please be so kind as to take a picture of that building now? That would be such a great surprise for them! Most appreciated…
we dialogued a bit and “J” added:
They also went to the Russian Orthodox church on N 12th… I know it (147 N0rth 7 Street— Ed. Note) will be nothing as they remembered. I could not find any pics on realtor sites (the building sold in 2010 for $990,000) or Google, so my fingers are crossed!!!
I’ll be perfectly honest: when I headed down North 7 Street I my heart sank. Especially when I figured out the infamous “finger” building (which, as many recall, was truncated from 20 stories to 10) graced the block in question:
But 147 North 7th Street still stands— albeit in the shadow of its rather “big” friend.
Here it is!
And the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration is (still) splendid as always!
This post is for you and yours, “J”!