Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Bit of Color Left on Seventh

This building, on Seventh Avenue and Second St., has been the topic of much debate over the years ( Brownstoner, NY Times, Here's Park Slope), seen as both a blight on the neighborhood, and (a minority opinion) a worthy remnant of a more freewheeling past.  The safety issue (chunks of the building falling on passers by) is clearly a legitimate concern, but I, for one, have a great fondness for its colorful dereliction.  What a lone rebel it is on an avenue of mainstream conformity.