28 May 2010

Degraw Street Can't Catch a Break

The tiny block of Degraw Street between Hicks and Columbia in Brooklyn has seen more than its share of construction over the last five years. There's been a major condo conversion/creation and at least three renovations of old brick homes on the south side of the street (including one of the uglier revamps in the nabe). At times, it's seemed as though every single structure on the block has been surrounding by scaffolding, blue plywood and construction vehicles. You'd think the street had finally attained a well-deserved rest.

But no. The short thoroughfare is currently being ripped up from side to side, barring any traffic. According to Word on Columbia Street, its part of a renovation project that will green a stretch of Van Brunt Street. How much can a tiny street take?

No comments: