85 Cornelia St.: Purple Haze All in My Brain

The Purple One (apologies to Prince) reigns at 85 Cornelia St. in Bushwick. Photo by Rob Abruzzese


Eye On Real Estate

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Those jagged purple stripes could give you vertigo.

Lavender Manor is what developer Abe Greene calls the Bushwick rental-apartment building that he covered in the color purple. calls it “Willy Wonka's sock.”

One of the website's writers, Jeremiah Budin, gave our Ugliest Buildings contest a thumbs-up – and suggested the crazy-colored Cornelia Street building as a nominee.

The inspiration for the eye-popping facade might have been “the Candyland national flag” or some other tongue-in-cheek possibilities, a posting said.

We saw wince-worthy properties on the block where it's located – like a numbingly bland gray-brick development. But the Purple One (apologies to Prince) reigns as far as ugliness goes.

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March 19, 2014 - 10:30am



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