Old & New: Friends or Frenemies on Union Street?
These buildings are neighbors. The two photos were sent to us by the same very special GL correspondent who provided yesterday's tale of the Carniceria sign on Smith Street. Our correspondent writes:
Picture one [left] is of very nice, renovated brownstone with, not-quite-original- but-it'll-do, iron shutters. On Union Street in Carroll Gardens. This lovely thing sits across from 321 Union Street. See Picture 2 [right]. 321 seems to have gotten lost on the way to Miami, or Osaka. 321's units were all pre-sold, sight unseen. A 2 bedroom is a steal at $900.000. The sage paint color makes this building easy to find in the dark. The tree in front, until we complained, had its base and roots completely cemented over. The owner/contractor/designer whoever, actually cut the cement away but I am not sure he would have unless we said something about it. He balked at the idea that the exterior color wasn't in tune with the neighborhood.The Corcoran site describes the striking 321 as follows: "This new 7 unit boutique condo provides the best of modern design in brownstone Brooklyn."