The Ugliest Karl Fischer: Now on Full View
There are a number of buildings in Brooklyn that could contend for the title of being the Ugliest Karl Fischer, yet there's only one that is not only the most vile Fischer but one of the most wretched big new structures in Williamsburg: 525 Union Avenue. The building that has delighted us with it weekly work on Sundays is not ugly in an offensive way (the way some find the nearby buildings on Karl Fischer Row, for instance). No, this one kills the senses with its creamy brick nothingness. It is so pedestrian and bland that the tagging applied to the side of the building over the summer serves to brighten it up in an odd way. Perhaps it was intended for Fourth Avenue between Park Slope and Gowanus, but shifted over to Williamsburg?