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Carroll Street Corner of Nightmares: Parking & Tagging

February 24th, 2009 · 8 Comments

[Photo courtesy of Jack Szwergold/GL Flickr Pool]

We haven’t checked in on the Carroll Street Corner of Nightmares in Park Slope because it loosens our bowels somewhat just to be in the vicintity of the bad architecture and fugyly vibes, but frequent GL Contributor Jack Szwergold was brave enough to visit the buiding we call The Shaft and note the two parking spaces that ad charm. The area’s also been tagged up already. And, to think, we remember when this was a windowless monolith and this corner didn’t make us want to puke. Ah, the passage of time. The building will be a rental, but it’s been done for months, so we have no clue what’s going on with it. Jack writes: “This is the weirdest thing ever. So this insta-condo gets built and his little “alcove” is part of the ground level. I’ve seen two cars parked there… But why? Who thought of this? Not to mention the “curb appeal” is pretty much… Blah…Ahhh, the legacy of the housing boom.” Yeah, the legacy of a lot of bad shit in that particular area.

Tags: Fourth Avenue · Park Slope

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 anonymous // Feb 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    This location is on the east side of Fourth Ave. Shouldn’t it be considered Park Slope?

  • 2 bob // Feb 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    this isn’t in carroll Gardens, it’s in Gowanus / Park slope.

  • 3 Peter // Feb 24, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Funny you would say loosens our bowels. that’s a prime spot for some semi-public urination walking home from the 4th ave pubs.

  • 4 meh // Feb 24, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    so fugly, it makes eastern bloc architecture seem dainty & refined. it is worthy of public urination.

  • 5 rsguskind // Feb 24, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Apologies for the typo/error. Item was written at 4AM. I named it the Carroll Street Corner of Nightmares late last year. I’m painfully aware of its actual location. Apologies.

  • 6 ccgh // Feb 24, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    The parking is probably a ZR requirement…and a fugly interpretation of the code too boot. I assume there are more that 10 units in the building…perhaps not.

    They could have atleast painted the freekin’ block wall, geeze.

  • 7 Sam // Feb 24, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    What a waste. This building should be torn down.

  • 8 wellheythere // Feb 25, 2009 at 9:25 am

    The parking might be a zoning requirement, but I doubt it. The building has few enough units to fall below the threshold.

    Did anyone else notice that those two “parking spaces” are not in front of a legal curb cut? Anyone parking there could be trapped by street-parked cars. Legally.

    Amanda Burden is making street level retail a requirement in the silliest, most unnecessary places… couldn’t she have bothered to make it a requirement here as well?