"It'll be a great place if they ever finish it." - O. Henry
Saturday, September 03, 2005
"The last thing this corner needs is a [bank]."
Gotta love rough-and-ready site-specific development commentary. This message was at the back of a block fenced off to make way for a new Commerce Bank [Curbed, see #3] on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. What I want to know is: Was the orange shading over the word "bank" made by the first disgruntled graffiti artist, a subsequent one, or someone from the construction company? Also, if a bank is the "last thing," what is the first thing this corner needs? Affordable housing? An independent coffee shop?