Great Moments in Greenpoint Siding, Vol XI

October 8, 2007 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Vinyl Siding 

Although I have much more field research left to do, I wanted to assure each and every one of you that I have been quite busy touring the streets of Greenpoint in search of its sidingest block. Had I known how monumental a task this was going to be I probably would not have undertaken it. But I have, goddamn it, and I will.

One interesting finding I have made thus far is the Garden Spot’s current predilection for stucco. In fact, I will go so far as to predict that stucco will supplant siding as one of Greenpoint’s distinguishing characteristics (alongside the Belvedere Dynasty, naturally) in the not-so-far-off future. Does this bother me? Not in the least. Especially if it means we’ll be seeing more houses like this one.

Another Great Job

I saw this house while riding the B43 bus home yesterday. I was immediately captivated. As an artist I cannot fathom why someone would put pumpkin orange and mint green stucco together. Fortunately, this was not my decision to make: clearly the owner of this house (and the wizards at Katosy Stucco) thought these two colors went together swimmingly. And I have to confess, it’s growing on me.

Great job, guys! I mean this in all sincerity.

Miss Heather


4 Comments on Great Moments in Greenpoint Siding, Vol XI

  1. zeebah on Mon, 8th Oct 2007 2:56 pm
  2. What IS it with the stucco? It’s quickly replacing siding in my part of Williamsburg (which, incidently, used to be called Greenpoint until they built the BQE) too.

  3. missheather on Mon, 8th Oct 2007 2:59 pm
  4. Are you sure it isn’t Greenpoint you’re living in? I do not jest: Greenpoint does extend beyond the BQE. 🙂

  5. greenpointers on Tue, 9th Oct 2007 8:20 am
  6. I was just looking at the picture when I thought to myself – I actually like that a little! Although I *hate* the awning over the door. They remind me of Staten Island. It seems to be a ‘European’ thang.

  7. dupreciate on Tue, 9th Oct 2007 10:28 am
  8. So what is your definitive opinion on the Greenpoint-Stucco Revolution? At least 4 buildings on my street (Diamond) have gone through stucco jobs recently.

    As soon as it started happening en masse, I had visions of reading “Mis-adventures in Greenpoint Vinyl Siding”.

    As for me, I’m okay with it. It sort of reminds me of the ancient Georgian row houses in Charleston, SC or something. Except these aren’t historic, or Georgian, or anything good, really.

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