I haven't been to Brooks 1890 Restaurant in Long Island City since the century-old eatery changed hands last fall and underwent a renovation. The other night, however, I took a peek in. They seem to have retained the lovely character of the bar room. They've made one great mistake, however. For whatever reason, they've decided to light the beautiful, stained-glass canopy behind the bar—a one-hundred-year-old, one-of-a-kind item—with blue and purple lights. The effect is ghastly.
See below how the canopy used to look in happier times.