Eye On Real Estate: Brooklyn's Ugliest Buildings
By Lore Croghan
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brownstoner.com mocked this Robert Scarano-designed dark-gray brick tower – which sticks up between two low-rise buildings like it's flipping the bird – with a catchy nickname, “the other finger building.”
That's because at the end of the block, a tower designed by Karl Fischer also looks like it's flipping off the neighborhood, which real estate websites identify either as Williamsburg or as Greenpoint.
The Richardson Street tower – which has a chunk of an old red-brick wall as its front entrance and was built by developer John Ruha – was nominated by a blogger named Miss Heather as a candidate for an online Ugliest Brooklyn Building contest a few years back. Do you think time has tamped down its ugliness?
Do you think this building is one of Brooklyn's Ugliest? What's your (un)favorite Ugly B'klyn Building? Comment below.