I've been watching the conversion of Cobble Hill's 156-year-old Strong Place Church into a condo complex for what seems like most of the Bush administration now. Though I've read reports (some mind-numbingly detailed) about its progress, I have to confess that sometimes I wondered if anything at all was happening inside the skeletal remains of the Gothic Revival edifice.
I don't wonder anymore. Lately, progress is quite evident. The structure—which has long reminded me of a bombed-out ruin you might find in postwar Dresden—has very visibly been getting the fresh starts of a roof in recent weeks. It looks like Baxt Inqui's January promise that work "will pick up significantly" is coming true.