Fedderfest 2008: Herkimer Street

April 11, 2008 by
Filed under: Bed-Stuy, Fedders Friday 

Today’s installment of Fedders Friday focuses on quantity, not quality. I suppose this is apropos given the philosophy belying the architectural legacy that is Feddertecture is to cram as many people (and cement) into as small a place as is humanly possible.

Earlier this week I walked down Herkimer Street. Between Brooklyn and Albany Avenue I beheld no less than NINETEEN Fedders buildings. Let’s count them, shall we?

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 all good taste has gone to heaven.

I didn’t number this one because it would blemish the seizure-inducing brickwork. This sickening sextet reminds me of a vanilla wafer. Super-sized. We’re up to (un)lucky 13!

The local Fedders salesman must have made a fortune on this block.

Wouldn’t you love to look out at your living room window to see the grill of a Range Rover? I know I would. For those of you who have been counting, this makes nineteen Fedders Specials to seven SUVs/vans. Is there a relationship between gas guzzling motor vehicles and Fedders? That, my friends, will be the subject of another post!

Miss Heather


3 Comments on Fedderfest 2008: Herkimer Street

  1. KJ on Fri, 11th Apr 2008 10:10 am
  2. Oh how I look forward to fedder’s fridays

  3. cda on Tue, 15th Apr 2008 3:12 pm
  4. Hi – just stumbled upon your blog today, and I find it quite amusing πŸ™‚

    One thing though – as funny (and catchy) as it is, I don’t think it’s entirely accurate to blame Fedders for these ugly buildings. As far as I can tell, Fedders just makes the A/C boxes, not the homes themselves. Although you can easily posit that new development will generally both (a) have these boxes and (b) be ugly, words like “Feddertecture” are probably a bit off-base.

    And really, what’s the problem with A/C boxes anyway? They keep the windows free in the summertime, and generally give the building a more consistent (albeit at times ugly) look. Besides that, lots of newer buildings have those sideways-opening windows where you can’t install air conditioners at all – so you basically need the Fedders, unless you want to drown in sweat every night.

    The vanilla-wafer buildings are priceless though… πŸ™‚

  5. Spanky on Wed, 16th Apr 2008 2:36 pm
  6. HEy ! Those are million dollar homes!

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