Friday, June 1, 2012
Where's the Clock?
I'm in downtown Brooklyn quite often, but I only noticed today that the clock on the corner of Livingston & Court had disappeared. The Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank was 'rebranded' as The Investors Saving Bank earlier this year, so the pale blue storefront & its corner clock are gone.
I must admit to an old-fashioned regard for public clocks. Their presence seems to indicate a civilized streetscape. I'm no clock expert, but the one at the corner here had a sixties or seventies look, and I always enjoyed glancing at it as I walked along Court. I thought I had a better photograph than this one, but I can't seem to find it. Isn't that always the story? A little piece of the street scene - insignificant to most - gone, & only this sub-par photo to remember it by.