Thursday, May 12, 2011

Brooklyn Heights' Beauty Supplanted By Scourge Of Scaffolding

Brooklyn Heights has been known since the 1840s as the "City of Churches." You can forget that. The historic neighborhood's main drag, Montague Street, now has a new image: the center of scaffolding. No fewer than 10 buildings along its .29-mile, five-block stretch have been bombarded with the unsightly scourge. It's enough to make you long for the suburbs.

Office building & Cohen's Optical, 189 Montague Street (illegal license that expired 4/1/11).Rite Aid and new facade on apartment building, 168 Montague Street.St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church R train entrance, 157 Montague Street.St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church main entrance, 157 Montague Street.
Restaurant or retail... 149 Montague Street.Heights Cleaners, UPS, 137 Montague Street.Sleepy's, new apartment building, 116 Montague Street.Ricky's, 107 Montague Street.62 Montague Street, coop, bleeding to 58 Montague Street...
57 Montague Street, coop... new scaffolding, as of Wednesday. Oh, happy day...