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Hidden Art in the Hood

June 10, 2008

Here’s a few pics that I snapped of a facade in the area. I’m going to do something different with this post. If any blog reader can name the location of this facade, they will be treated to a beer or drink in a neighborhood bar by bknesto. Now there’s a few reasons for this, one I want to see how many notice the beautiful intricacies surrounding us in the hood, two to bridge the gap between the virtual world and real world…being that alot of us are neighbors!



17 Comments leave one →
  1. Lindsay permalink
    June 10, 2008 9:18 pm

    I walk by that all the time but can’t remember exactly where it is – my husband pointed it out the other day. I believe it’s on Gates between Vanderbilt and Clinton.

  2. June 11, 2008 12:41 am

    Those pics are neato! I wish I knew where these were…

  3. June 11, 2008 1:48 am

    bishop laughlin? i don’t know! i just wanna have a beer with you!!!

  4. June 11, 2008 1:18 pm

    is it the masonic temple across from bishop laughlin?

  5. la duchessa permalink
    June 11, 2008 2:02 pm

    is that the building on clinton between dekalb and willoughby (closer to willoughby) on the same side as citibank? if it’s not then it’s a relative of it… i used to live on clinton and would always stop and take note of the people holding up that overhang. definitely unique!

  6. la duchessa permalink
    June 11, 2008 2:04 pm

    i took a closer look, it can’t be that building. but it’s fantastic!

  7. bianca permalink
    June 11, 2008 3:48 pm

    It is the Gates facing part of the big apartment building on Clinton Avenue at the corner with Gates. It si one of the very few buildings in NYC built in tthe so called “Viennese Secession” style, which rejects the previosu academic “cutesy” style with more massive “unpretty” forms, and celebrations of the actual workes, depicted in these gargoyles or whatever you call them. Yes socialismm lives in our ‘hood…!

  8. kyle permalink
    June 11, 2008 6:36 pm

    It looks familiar but I have no idea. I suggest you do a regular post like this. Maybe weekly?

  9. girl next door permalink
    June 12, 2008 6:47 pm

    oh, a day late and a beer short. it’s the royal castle, of course! (i noticed no one had mentioned the buildings super fantastic name yet. i’m lucky enough to have these guys as neighbors!)

  10. bianca permalink
    June 12, 2008 7:00 pm

    476 Clinton Avenue – The Royal Castle. These are on teh gates Avenue side!

  11. bknesto permalink
    June 12, 2008 9:02 pm

    Alright folks, thanks for participating. The first poster Lindsay got it right(I didnt expect anyone to get it that fast) so I will be treating her along with her husband for a beer at mirrors on grand. Bianca and girl next door were also correct. The date hasn’t been set yet but all of you neighborhood folks are welcome to join…just drop a line and let me know..I will follow up with a date and time.

  12. bknesto permalink
    June 12, 2008 9:03 pm

    Oh yeah Bianca, thanks for the history lesson;).

  13. June 13, 2008 1:15 am

    yes! i live so close to mirrors i can throw a rock and hit that shit… lemme know when and i’m there.

  14. girl next door permalink
    June 17, 2008 3:49 am

    i always enjoy meeting more neighbors. i would love to join if it hasn’t already happened!

  15. June 18, 2008 11:59 am

    I’ll meet for a beer!

  16. Pfunk permalink
    June 26, 2008 1:51 am

    I love these. Has anyone noticed the really intricate door on Clifton, maybe two doors down from Dakar? It looks like a tree spirit or something along those lines. I walk past it every day. I really like this idea for a posting. Can we submit pics?

  17. July 2, 2008 4:54 pm

    well i wish i hadnt missed this, i havnt been online for a bit on a trip, i will say ive seen but not rememebring i will def say its not masonic temple, who ever thought that might have meant the queen of all saints next door possibly?!

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