Last night, inexplicably, Bruce Ratner was celebrated by the Brooklyn Museum. People protested. One of my tipsters got some great pics of creative signage: The Prince of Darkness says, "Fort Greene, I will turn your light into shadow. Prospect Heights, I will devour your homes. Park Slope, I will turn your streets into a parking lot." Here comes the vampire:
Another tipster sends in this gem of a DUMBO developer's ad corrected to read, "We bought the neighborhood..."
Yesterday a film crew was out at 2nd and 10th, shooting a Capital One commercial at the newly converted branch--what does it mean that they chose the East Village "hipster" branch (with the faux-graffiti and modernist interior) as their posterbank? ... I don't know, but East Village banks are good for some things--here the Commerce on 3rd and 10th lends its comfy, carpeted foyer to a weary homeless person:
Remember the condo flocked by kids at 18th and 8th? This spring the NYPD's already got a cop on guard to make sure no one disturbs the precious Valley National:
Don't look--a depressing peek into what's become of Fontana's once-beautiful interior. Stacks of plywood and 2x4's say somebody's renovations have already begun. So who's moving in so fast?
And the demolitions keep coming--they've gutted the former McKenna's/Tequila's on 14th and it's ready to come tumbling down for...condos?