In manicured, marvelous Brooklyn, fixer-upper buildings really stand out.
Some are splendid despite their disrepair. The messiness adds to their allure. Some are just a mess.
The Coignet Building, a sweet little landmark surrounded by a big Gowanus Whole Foods, is the most famous of the fixer-uppers we've been obsessing about lately. Here's another:
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Why is the top half of this building gone?