More Curious Street-Level Developments in Battle of 360 Smith Street
No, this isn't about design issues or about density concerning that controversial proposed building at 360 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens. Nope. It's about signs allegedly being painted over by the NYPD and, then, quickly replaced by residents. If you've walked out of the Second Place exit of the Carroll Street station in recent week, you've probably noticed that it's become a kind of community bulletin board for anti-360 Smith sentiment. Signs have gone up. They've been torn down. They've been put back up. Etc.
In any case, we got an email from a resident that said:
Mr. Kim at the deli and his employee told me last night that a van with the NYPD loaded with men in it came up to the concrete wall AND PAINTED OVER our signage!We don't know if what Mr. Kim says he saw is what actually happened, but someone clearly painted the wall. And residents clearly replaced their signage (see below). Residents are also asking that the developer make the new design of the 360 Smith Street building, which is the work of architect Robert Scarano, available to them as soon as possible.
Can you believe it? Is this what the NYPD has time to do? They left a broken down shopping carriage and a wall with ugly graffiti on it (i guess that was "as of right) but they managed to do a SUPERB job on covering all our signage with a nice grey paint.