The much-loathed 360 Court building is finally finished, and thus the southern entrance to the Carroll Street F line subway stop may now be used again by the public, and not instead function as a construction site for a millionaire developer. We only had to do without the entrance for two years. But, in reality, the interval felt like......two years.
The building itself looks like something you'd see in Tribeca. And, no, I don't mean that as a compliment. It's not an absolutely awful building. But it just doesn't belong in Carroll Gardens.
The subway entrance, meanwhile, looks like one you might find in Midtown East, along Lexington of Fifth. The kind that lead to museums. One interesting thing I noticed. The same panhandler who has been working the Carroll Street stop's southern entrance for years, was back in place, as if a single day hadn't passed. I guess you can impose Tribeca and Midtown to Carroll Street, but Brooklyn will still cling stubbornly to what it knows is his.