In Fort Greene, a pair of Frankenstein monsters can be found across the street from each other.
On Lafayette Ave, someone has turned a brick tenement's lower half into a modernist condo, leaving the upper half still tenementy:
And this lovely, 40-year-old cleaners lures you in with its antique signage, only to reveal its lower parts have been transformed into a "dressed down luxury store":
It all reminds me of those mix-and-match books I had as a kid, where you put chicken legs on a cat's body or an elephant head on a rabbit.
In a related item, some scary news comes in from The Local. The Lafayette Grocery & Dairy just had its old sign ripped down. I took these photos recently, happy to find one of these antique tin signs, an increasing rarity in the city:
To see the destruction, click here. Luckily, reports The Local, the sign is in storage and will go back up once the work is done. No monsterizing for this grocery store.