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Richard Meier Presents Taking a Whiz on Eastern Parkway

February 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

[Photo courtesy of Be in Brookyn]

Ha. Now that we’ve got your attention, this is an item about what happens when people live in glass houses. We don’t often re-blog the material of other bloggers, but any items that mention Number One or Number Two are certain to get us to bend the rules. So, here’s an item we came across on a newish blog called Be in Brooklyn that seems to show promise if the bloggers don’t do the Three-Month Flame Out Thing that is oh so common in this business when people discover that it’s hard work and burn out. The title is Peeing on Eastern Parkway:

Perhaps On Prospect Park, the new glass apartment building at One Grand Army Plaza, doesn’t leave enough to the imagination. For lack of a curtain or screen, one resident seems to have blocked the view into a room (perhaps a bathroom?) with cardboard.

Actually, it seems more like a living room to us so they may not be taking a whiz, but doing something far more interesting and perhaps erotic. It never ceases to amaze us that people who pay nearly a milllion dollars or more to live in a glass condo resort to using cardboard boxes to cover their windows temporarily. We can’t wait to see either (a). how many people decide to live like exhibitionists and how many Brooklyn pervs train their cameras on them and create a new Flickr Group or (b). what this lovely building ends up looking like with all the freaky window coverings. Note to condo association: require uniformity. We are so looking forward to the Age of People Living in Glass Houses. On the bright side, the cardboard probably keeps the Meier Building from being a bird killer.

Tags: Grand Army Plaza · Prospect Heights

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gio // Feb 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Quite tacky. Perhaps the use of newspaper would have been better (have you been to Bensonhurst recently?). However, custom window treatments befitting a million dollar apartment do take time to measure, manufacture and install.

  • 2 Anonymous // Feb 19, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Yes, and all that glass makes window treatment supply places very, very happy..and rich. And most of these glass houses don’t have a place to screw the mounting hardware into because the casements are aluminum. Also, after spending a dick wad of cash to move in there is hardly any $$ left to decorate.

  • 3 Brenda from Flatbush // Feb 19, 2009 at 10:20 am

    This reminds me of ‘Bauhaus to Our House,’ and Tom Wolfe’s priceless description of the Europroles who insisted on tarting up their modernist worker housing with ruffles and tchotchkes. It seems that even the haute bourgeoisie are not immune from the desire to nest and feel protected from the outside world! (Myself, I would have used wide-roll Kraft paper and masking tape.)