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Enlightened Bond St. Scarano Building Shows Itself

May 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

After several years of construction work, the scaffolding is coming down from the Robert Scarano-designed building on Bond Street that we call the Bunker and that is known for marketing purposes as Satori (“instant enlightenment“). This is the view at sidewalk level courtesy of our Carroll Gardens correspondent who, in addition to filing these photos, noted “Busted hydrant on the Bond Street side along with advertisement for ‘Faucet Plus’ discount plumbing fixtures and a blank Carroll Street wall big-enough to screen movies on. Satori Time!” Presumably, the deranged dogs that have attacked people on Bond Street and caused unique moments of Super Instant Satori have now been removed from the premises.



Tags: Carroll Gardens · Gowanus

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brenda from Flatbush // May 5, 2008 at 9:21 am

    ‘Deranged dogs’ + ‘unique moments of super instant Satori’ = morning coffee spit-take, LOL!

  • 2 dalton // May 5, 2008 at 9:59 am

    There is a building a little further down Bond Street with the same faux-wood finish. It’s only been there for a year or two and it already looks terrible. The finish is peeling off like crazy. I hope anyone that moves into this building knows what they’re getting into.

  • 3 Anonymous // May 5, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Wheres the movie screen wall?

  • 4 alex // May 5, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    hey dalton there is no building in the area with this wood front. it will last long after ur gone .its beautigul .im thinking of buying two condos.

  • 5 alex // May 5, 2008 at 7:13 pm


  • 6 Dalton // May 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm


    The building I am thinking of is 262 Bond, and you’re right, it doesn’t seem to be the same material. This is the same stuff you used at 326 State, right? Anyway, as of today, 262 Bond looks horrible, I hope you guys did a better job.

    Don’t worry, if I held a financial stake in this project, I might consider posting comments on the blogs, too. I just might be a little more up front about who I am when I did it.

    (See last comment here. Seems to be a reasonable similarity in capitalization and grammar.)