One one of the very rare sunny days in November 2018, I walked from Grand Army Plaza at Prospect Park into Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, getting over 120 photos in the process that will make their way into FNY eventually. Here’s one of my favorite sights along the walk, a handsome multifamily building at Greene and Grand Avenues. Believe it or not, an elevated train rumbled down Grand until 1950, right past this building.
What attracted me was that strip of bay windows up the side on the Greene Avenue side, painted black in contrast to the brick reds, and topped by a crown that to me looks like a bishop’s miter (one of those tall hats Roman Catholic bishops wear during ceremonial outings.
This side of Greene Avenue just squeaks into the Clinton Hill Landmarked District; here’s how they describe it:
When I give tours, I’ve learned to go easy on the inside-baseball architectural terms–only the experts know them.
Me, I just know what I like.
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