Fedders Friday: Gas Guzzler’s Delight

April 25, 2008 by
Filed under: Bushwick, Fedders Friday 

As I put forth in this post, there appears to be a striking corrolation between Fedders Specials and over-sized motor vehicles. Wishing to test my pet theory out, I went to the headquarters of all things Fedders: Bushwick. Here are my findings.


This thoroughfare is a hot bed of Fedders activity.

Exhibit A

As you can see, nary a lick of this property was wasted on plant life— not when valuable parking spaces will be lost! Priorities, folks!

Exhibit B

I suppose it would only be logical that the kind of person who doesn’t mind coming home to a Soviet-era pile of crapitecture every day would probably not be too concerned about greenhouse emissions or paying $4.00 for a gallon of gas. To the developer’s credit, at least this building has some semblance of a yard.

Exhibit C

While technically not a Fedders building (the air conditioning boxes are Friedrichs), this building has all the hallmarks of Fedderist Style:

  • Exposed meters
  • No greenery whatsoever
  • Some rather jaunty vandalism and…
  • Ample parking


While not nearly as impressive as its neighbor to the south, it has not been left unscathed. Case in point:

Nothing say “Howdy neighbor” like a five foot tall fence condoning off the entire frontage of your house.


Ass = Big ass Fedders Special + Big ass cars parked out front

But enough of this penny ante shit! Let’s see us a— how should I say— more statuesque example of Fedderization, shall we?


This one really needs to be seen in person to be appreciated.

But this detail should give you some idea of the delights that await you if you decide to make this monolith your home.

Let’s finish off this week’s installment of Fedder’s Friday with a bang by giving honorable mention to this bad boy on Troutman Street!

Granted, it possesses no Fedders boxes whatsoever but it embodies the spirit of Fedderization.

This is the entrance. The developers left nothing to chance: this gate is a full six feet tall.

Drive safely!

Miss Heather


One Comment on Fedders Friday: Gas Guzzler’s Delight

  1. jake_tuff on Fri, 25th Apr 2008 9:10 am
  2. Until there is an incentive to build in a style where form is able to be considered in the design process these types of buildings will continue to go up in neighborhoods like the one above. Unfortunately though, once that incentive exists there will be the other type of development you can’t stand. Either is better than the current enviroment of little building yet increasing housing demand in the more affordable neighborhoods.

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