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January 7, 2010 9:43 AM   Subscribe

The Most Expensive Property in Brooklyn, New York
posted by vronsky (97 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ten bucks says the clock mechanism makes enough noise inside the house to be really fucking annoying.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:46 AM on January 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


For sale: overpriced apartment for boastful man who really wishes he has a big cock clock.
posted by MuffinMan at 9:46 AM on January 7, 2010 [5 favorites]


I have a friend who lives in that building (not in the clock-tower apartment obviously)! I always wondered what they were going to do with that--it seemed like only one of Batman's arch-enemies would want (or could afford) it.
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:47 AM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Goddammit people it's not an f it's a long s.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:47 AM on January 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


That bathtub is gorgeous.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:48 AM on January 7, 2010


I liked the wooden icons for email, rss, etc.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:53 AM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Whenever I see a really cool apartment in New York that I know I would never be able to afford, I like to think about I Am Legend, and imagine everyone in NY is dead and I can live wherever I want and shoot zombies from my sportscar.

That would be frikkin' sweet!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:54 AM on January 7, 2010 [24 favorites]


I was expecting a terrible apartment but it looks quite gorgeous.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:54 AM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


This brings me right back to being in second grade and planning what my mansion would be like when I was a super hero/villain. Thanks vronsky.
posted by greekphilosophy at 9:56 AM on January 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


I wonder why Flavor Flav had to sell?
posted by msalt at 9:58 AM on January 7, 2010 [13 favorites]


1.21 gigawatts!
posted by cuban link flooded jesus at 9:59 AM on January 7, 2010 [7 favorites]


Whenever I see a really cool apartment in New York that I know I would never be able to afford, I like to think about I Am Legend, and imagine everyone in NY is dead and I can live wherever I want and shoot zombies from my sportscar.

I do this whenever I have to go into work on holidays and the trains are mostly empty.
posted by edbles at 10:02 AM on January 7, 2010


- Each wall is dominated by a striking 14-foot fully functional window clock

Yeah, too bad it's backwards.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:03 AM on January 7, 2010 [13 favorites]


too many windows. I don't like it.
posted by yarly at 10:03 AM on January 7, 2010


(My point being, if I pay 25 million for something with a clock, the clock better be facing ME.)
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:04 AM on January 7, 2010


A stunning triplex penthouse apartment that overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbour has just been listed for $25 million USD, making it the most expensive property in Brooklyn (if it sells mind you).

Wouldn't the whole building cost more than the single condo, if you were for sale? Though it seems the whole thing has been parceled into individual pieces, but the title "most expensive property" seems misleading.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:05 AM on January 7, 2010


That's a stunningly beautiful apartment.

Small quibble, though: the press is giving too much weight to the seller's declaration of value.

He's declared that the apartment will be worth $25 million. I suspect that the market won't be quite so cooperative. And it's the market that ultimately determines how much that apartment will be worth.
posted by jason's_planet at 10:07 AM on January 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


Many are the times I've passed the ride home on the D train gazing out the window and into that clocktower apartment, wondering who lived there and what it looked like on the inside.

Yes, the clock is backwards from the inside, but despite bracing myself for something tacky, it's gorgeous.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 10:08 AM on January 7, 2010


The penthouse sits atop one of the tallest buildings in Dumbo...

Heh.

But that said, I love this apartment.
posted by DU at 10:08 AM on January 7, 2010


Ten bucks says the clock mechanism makes enough noise inside the house to be really fucking annoying.

That was my first thought, too. Then I wondered if people would complain about having really hideous curtains behind the clock faces. Or that the lights are turned off at night, rendering the clocks unreadable from outside.

Other than that, it does look like a nice place. And why doesn't my house have a crow's nest? Something about vertical space just feels more fun than the same space laid out horizontally.
posted by FishBike at 10:09 AM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Of course, there's always the possibility that the brash, over-the-top pricing is a marketing tactic.
posted by jason's_planet at 10:10 AM on January 7, 2010


It's like living in The Hudsucker Proxy.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:12 AM on January 7, 2010 [7 favorites]


Yes, the clock is backwards from the inside, but despite bracing myself for something tacky, it's gorgeous.

For $25 million, time better run in the opposite direction inside the apartment, making the clock strangely correct.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:13 AM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


I need to borrow $25 million.
posted by Nattie at 10:13 AM on January 7, 2010


Interesting quote: "He negotiated a deal with the condominium board a few years ago to incorporate the tower space into the 16th-floor apartment." So it used to just be the top floor, and the tower bit was added on.
posted by smackfu at 10:14 AM on January 7, 2010


Oh my god, THE POWER! You could set the clock back ten minutes every night and fuck up the entire economy by making whole neighborhoods late for work!
posted by ColdChef at 10:15 AM on January 7, 2010 [6 favorites]


If I had to think of a category of people with $25 million to spend on cool stuff, "Batman villains" spring to mind quite handily, and I can think of a few that would really dig this as a lair.
posted by Shepherd at 10:15 AM on January 7, 2010


Nice real estate porn.

But what's the point of having all that money if you still have to live in Brooklyn?
posted by Joe Beese at 10:16 AM on January 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


It's nice.
But if I was that rich I would also be paranoid that those giant clocks would be like four great big targets for crazy people with rifles.
posted by chococat at 10:20 AM on January 7, 2010


What CitrusFreak12 said -- I was so prepared to snark/snipe, but I'm just drooling.

And to top it off, if I owned it, I'd get to say that the building used to be a "cardboard box factory" -- the idea of which, I, for some reason, find infinitely amusing.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:20 AM on January 7, 2010



But what's the point of having all that money if you still have to live in Brooklyn?


A spectacular view of Manhattan, for one thing.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:23 AM on January 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


I'm currently facing a basement wall, adorned with a a lovely fusebox and a couple stray network cables. Yes, I'd prefer a view of the Brooklyn Bridge. I'd also be OK with this.
posted by davebush at 10:27 AM on January 7, 2010 [3 favorites]



But what's the point of having all that money if you still have to live in Brooklyn?


You wouldn't really be living in Brooklyn, though....more like above it. Which kind of has a nice aristocratic irony, I guess.
posted by spicynuts at 10:27 AM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Someone needs to move in and hold the next Brooklyn meetup there.

Also, Beese, not everyone wants to live in Manhattan.
posted by defenestration at 10:31 AM on January 7, 2010


This guy would have to be included, or no sale.
posted by naju at 10:34 AM on January 7, 2010


Someone needs to move in and hold the next Brooklyn meetup there.

Consider it done, writing out the check right now. Hope we can get all moved in before they realize it won't cash!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:38 AM on January 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


Unsurprisingly, the apartment was commissioned by David Walentas, the creator of the Dumbo neighborhood (I hate this name!).

Fun fact: the name "Dumbo" was coined in 1978 by a community group of the artists who lived in live/work spaces in the area (ie, the people who actually "created" the neighborhood; ie, the people who can no longer afford to live there)--it was a purposely stupid name designed as a fuck you to the developers who were already moving in and taking over, and would eventually get the credit for "transforming" the neighborhood from an "industrial wasteland."
posted by neroli at 10:38 AM on January 7, 2010 [5 favorites]


Seems more DOMBO than DUMBO...
posted by i_cola at 10:38 AM on January 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Someone needs to move in and hold the next Brooklyn meetup there.

In the meantime, the very next meetup is three blocks away.
posted by zoomorphic at 10:45 AM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


For 25 million I'd also require a magic dumbwaiter to Patsy's under the Brooklyn Bridge. I've never figured out why more expensive homes require two sinks in the head, and this example is egregious. But it is a nice space.
posted by drowsy at 10:45 AM on January 7, 2010


Damn, msalt beat me to the Flavor Flav joke.

It'll be interesting to see how much this apartment ends up selling for.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 10:51 AM on January 7, 2010


It's like living in The Hudsucker Proxy.

My thoughts exactly. I actually came in to post: Looks good except for old man Mussburger in the next room.
posted by Pollomacho at 10:52 AM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, that's a gorgeous spot, but I'll have to pass. I don't have enough furniture.

Or money.
posted by futureisunwritten at 10:54 AM on January 7, 2010


There was a They Might Be Giants video for the song Older that was show in that space. You can see what it looked like before the renovation. But, of course I can't find a working link to the video.
posted by JBennett at 10:55 AM on January 7, 2010


defenestration: "Also, Beese, not everyone wants to live in Manhattan."

So they say.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:56 AM on January 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


There's an easy way to fix the "most expensive property in Brooklyn" problem:

I hereby announce that I am charging $26 million for my monoplex one bedroom! Never mind that I don't own it. I'll even throw in our wall clocks for free.

Bidding line forms to the left.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 11:06 AM on January 7, 2010


$0 down, sub-prime mortgage: No problem!
posted by blue_beetle at 11:07 AM on January 7, 2010


Joe Beese: Thing is, Manhattan? It's practically brimming with Manhattanites.

Sad, but true.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 11:08 AM on January 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


Whenever I see a really cool apartment in New York that I know I would never be able to afford, I like to think about I Am Legend, and imagine everyone in NY is dead and I can live wherever I want and shoot zombies from my sportscar.

There are already tons of brain eating zombies in New York. They're called Real Estate Agents, and they're the highest most deluded, most manipulative, duplicitous, psychopathic, scum bags in the world.

I'd buy that apartment only if I could have a real estate agent crucified on each of it's clocks and twisted into gnarly shapes. And for the right price, I'm sure there's a few who'd let you hire them to do that, which leads me to my next very salient and completely thoughtful and serious point:

Okay, who looked at those photos and didn't think it would make a either a great HQ for the Joker or some new Batman villain? Or maybe a completely new Gotham superhero?
posted by Skygazer at 11:21 AM on January 7, 2010 [6 favorites]


At last, the perfect setting for my climactic battle with Michael Douglas. I haven't decided yet which one of us will be the bad guy.
posted by mhum at 11:22 AM on January 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


Seriously, if I had that kind of money, I would just buy this and gift it to Flavor Flav. He just needs it so bad. I mean—14 foot clocks?! This is his dream pad.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 11:32 AM on January 7, 2010


Listing it for $25 million bought them a lot of free publicity. I doubt they expect to get that much for it.

But what a lovely space...
posted by stoneweaver at 11:33 AM on January 7, 2010


As somebody who has watched Brooklyn become less and less affordable over the years, this apartment (as beautiful as it is) makes me crabby. Jesus, we need fucking affordable housing.
posted by angrycat at 11:54 AM on January 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


Or maybe a completely new Gotham superhero?

"I am The Procrastinator", he says, hastily adjusting the towel tied around his neck, "and I'm going to buy this place to be my secret hideout just as soon as I get around to it!"

Next month, a costume!
posted by JaredSeth at 11:57 AM on January 7, 2010


There is something simultaneously cool and downright disgusting about this place. Like most of you I think it looks quite nice, it really seems like a very neat place, aesthetically I like it quite a bit.

On the other hand, there is no little irony that a cardboard factory, where blue collar workers toiled away for (imaginably) minimum wage, or less back in the day, for years and years is now home to such incredible excess. Asking 25 million does seem like a publicity stunt, but even at 8 million (the asking price for the next priciest listing) it's fucking ridiculous. It's shit like that which should be taxed at 50%+ with funds going towards the general welfare in some manner.

(funny how stuff like this brings out the socialist (small s) in me, while all the rantings and railings by like-minded commenters across the internet do little to provoke suck feelings, and often have the opposite effect)
posted by edgeways at 11:58 AM on January 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


I haven't seen I Am Legend, but I used to have those last person in the world daydreams/fantasies all the time when I was a kid. I wonder what Freud would make of that? Probably "latent misanthropy."


"That bathtub is gorgeous."

And notice the two showerheads in the foreground. I don't see a drain. I wonder how that works?


And it would also be pretty cool to have a trampoline in the big room on the first floor a la "Big."
posted by vronsky at 12:01 PM on January 7, 2010


Fuck! I just moved into a new place in Brooklyn, and pretty much signed the lease immediately when they said my microwave would have a functional clock. Now I kinda wish I'd waited; I could have had FOUR functional clocks.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:02 PM on January 7, 2010


A quick pen and post-it note calculation tells me that you could buy the whole two blocks of my street for that much money including 50 houses, a couple apartment buildings and a gothic church. That clock tower is pretty cool but that much money seems obscene.
posted by octothorpe at 12:02 PM on January 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


They're called Real Estate Agents, and they're the highest most deluded, most manipulative, duplicitous, psychopathic, scum bags in the world.

Hey, it's very unfair to paint a whole swath of people with such a brush. Jeeze. Imagine if you put any other group of people in that sentence instead of real estate agents. Why, I'm acquainted with a real estate agent and I've dealt with a few and...

...deluded, most manipulative, duplicitous, psychopathic...

hmmm... [thinking, remembering]

ah, well. OK, yeah.
posted by fuq at 12:05 PM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Isn't this Nola Darling's old pad? I can't find any pics of it, but for the life of me, I'd swear it was. I actually think of her every time I see the damn thing.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:14 PM on January 7, 2010


Used to go to some awesome rooftop parties in that area in the early 90's when those buildings were filled with squatting artists and crack addicts. Probably could have bought entire blocks for less than a mil back then.
posted by any major dude at 12:26 PM on January 7, 2010


Man, that looks awesome. I'd love to live there.

I mean, aside from the "$25 million" and "in New York" parts.
posted by egypturnash at 12:29 PM on January 7, 2010


defenestration: "Also, Beese, not everyone wants to live in Manhattan."

So they say.


Why yes, you've got me. I long to be in the Big Apple!!1!!1!
posted by defenestration at 12:32 PM on January 7, 2010


So I'm not the only one who saw the interior shots and immediately thought what a superball would do in that place, right?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:34 PM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


As an aside, since coming across this thread I've been trying to remember the name of a pretty bad and short-lived sitcom which took place in an apartment with a similar clock face in the wall.

That and I've suddenly had a nostalgic urge to play Clock Tower.
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:47 PM on January 7, 2010


As an aside, since coming across this thread I've been trying to remember the name of a pretty bad and short-lived sitcom which took place in an apartment with a similar clock face in the wall.

"Everybody Loves Scissorman"
posted by Greg Nog at 12:52 PM on January 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


And notice the two showerheads in the foreground. I don't see a drain. I wonder how that works?

That is definitely odd. Maybe the floor slopes down around the shower area?

But who cares! If I could afford a $25M condo, I'd have the kind of spare time on my hands to enjoy a luxurious, bubbly soak in that beautiful tub.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:05 PM on January 7, 2010


"As somebody who has watched Brooklyn become less and less affordable over the years, this apartment (as beautiful as it is) makes me crabby. Jesus, we need fucking affordable housing.
posted by angrycat at 11:54 AM on January 7 [1 favorite +] [!]
"

I had an idea about this the other day. Note I'm not from New York so this might be a very bad idea but there are abandoned tunnels that subways don't use anymore right? Why not do a little clean up, remodel a little and turn those tunnels into low cost housing. Pests shouldn't be a problem because what cheap apartment in NY doesn't have them already? Since land is so expensive as is why not use what you got.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 1:12 PM on January 7, 2010


Because of C.H.U.D.s.
posted by Dr-Baa at 1:25 PM on January 7, 2010 [5 favorites]


Mastercheddar, subway rats would be less like pests and more like overlords. And there are people living in the subway tunnels already, not entirely legally.
posted by lackutrol at 2:02 PM on January 7, 2010


defenestration: "Also, Beese, not everyone wants to live in Manhattan."

So they say.
posted by Joe Beese


You've read into my deepest secrets, Joe Beese. My brownstone kingdom for a chance to live in between a nightclub and a Chipotle! Sarah Jessica Parker was right :(
posted by zoomorphic at 2:07 PM on January 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


Oh that's easy, if I had a spare 25 million and wanted to live in Manhattan (Mercer St. reprazent!) I would buy Schnabel's Palazzo Chupi
posted by vronsky at 2:36 PM on January 7, 2010


Oh Joe. I've lived in Manhattan. I've lived in Brooklyn. Now that I no longer have to worry about being able to stumble home after a night at Twilo (hah!), I prefer Brooklyn. Because it's less full of people from Ohio pretending to be New Yorkers by being the biggest jackasses they can visualize.
posted by 1adam12 at 2:40 PM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Guide: Many interesting and important things have been put into boxes over the years: textiles, other boxes, even children's candy.
Milhouse: Do any of these boxes have candy in them?
Guide: No.
Milhouse: Will they ever?
Guide: No, we only make boxes to ship nails. Any other questions?
Martin: When will we be able to see a finished box, Sir?
Guide: Well, we don't assemble them here -- that's done in Flint, Michigan.

posted by kirkaracha at 3:19 PM on January 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


I can't be the only person who thought this was a well-lit set leftover from The Hudsucker Proxy.

God, I love that movie SO hard. That egg bathtub is eerily reminiscent of my dream tub here by Mastella.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 3:32 PM on January 7, 2010


I miss New York. I miss my friends there. I miss the city. I do not miss my barely contained rage, re: housing prices.
posted by GilloD at 3:57 PM on January 7, 2010


Wouldn't the whole building cost more than the single condo, if you were for sale? Though it seems the whole thing has been parceled into individual pieces, but the title "most expensive property" seems misleading.

filthy light thief, extending your argument, wouldn't all of Manhattan cost more than any single building? But it's still not the most expensive piece of property, because all of NYC would cost more yet... Or would that honor go to NY State, which includes all of the property in NYC?...
posted by IAmBroom at 4:17 PM on January 7, 2010


Angrycat: As somebody who has watched Brooklyn become less and less affordable over the years, this apartment (as beautiful as it is) makes me crabby. Jesus, we need fucking affordable housing.

Not if King Bloomy can help it. I think he plans on being Mayor for life. Who's to stop him, now that we so clearly live in an oligarchy. And Bloomberg is very good to his real estate friends. They get all sorts of city money. Taxpayer money. Money paid as taxes by mostly lower-middle class people and poor people paying taxes to be priced out of their neighborhoods.

But, hopefully we have the last laugh, rents and prices are falling and maybe affordable housing will come anyway through the sheer availability of empty new units, in ugly new buildings. They have to rent them out at some point.
posted by Skygazer at 4:23 PM on January 7, 2010


BTW, my guess on the two hovering showerheads is that they are indeed over a subtly-tilted floor, and the sink hides the view of the drain. Two friends in Pittsburgh built a castle; their master bath is about 7x7', and works like this, with no threshold barrier to retain the water (it doesn't travel that far).

Nota bene: not the single showerhead here, which clearly is over a bathtub.
posted by IAmBroom at 4:30 PM on January 7, 2010


This is cool. For as long as I've lived in NYC I've driven by and wondered what the inside of that place looked like. Love to buy it.... but I'm about 24.5 million short.
posted by blaneyphoto at 4:35 PM on January 7, 2010


That's one sweet muhfukkin crib. I'd live in it.

Still, unless they've opened some stores around there in the immediate vicinity, DUMBO is inconvenient as hell, from the standpoint of "just need to pop out for milk, beer and oregano".
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:53 PM on January 7, 2010


That's what your driver is for.
posted by smackfu at 5:46 PM on January 7, 2010


They have to rent them out at some point.

Really? My understand of New York realty is that an empty building is better than renting to less-than upper class people.
posted by fuq at 5:51 PM on January 7, 2010


I don't really know NYC or Brooklyn, can someone tell me what is Dumbo? What kind of neighborhood is this? The previously-decrepit-but-now-renovated-and-gentrified-and-all-trendy-and-expensive kind?
posted by zardoz at 6:43 PM on January 7, 2010


The previously-decrepit-but-now-renovated-and-gentrified-and-all-trendy-and-expensive kind?

Bingo.

And why the incredibly stupid name you may wonder? District Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:46 PM on January 7, 2010 [3 favorites]


I always love when there's a topic on Metafilter that I know intimately. As it happens, I run a giant clock tower, albeit a bit south of this one.

When I took over as the facility manager for Baltimore's Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, my first big fantasy was that I'd haul a desk up to the machine room and make my super-villain lair up there. I mean, hell, it's an amazing room, a real chapel of 1911 technical know-how, but the things that make it amazing are dirty, dangerous, and contrary to comfy living. There's the 18 story deep elevator shafts in the floor, the original 1910 Otis elevator gear that sounds like it was built by James Whale's art director and would impassively murder you if you were a bit close when the pulleys start whirling, and the 1910 Seth Thomas four-face clock mechanism ($3500 in 1910--I have the sales receipt), which is a model of bronze-geared simplicity. To make it a living space, or even a non-freezing, non-baking, non-humming, non-occasionally-chasing-a-pigeon-out-with-a-broom office, you'd have to destroy the essence of the place, which is exactly what the place in Brooklyn suffered.

I mean, it's nifty, in a way, but it's indistinguishable from something you could scratch-build in a stuccoed California shopping center. I look at it and wonder if they even saved the poor master clock in before replacing the old rig, driveshafts, and face motion works with what looks like some generic individual motor drives. I'd hope they would have donated that gear, but that kind of construction rarely coincides with reverence for great old stuff.

So, yeah, it's neat, but it could have been neater.

P.S. Yes, I know the South face of Bromo isn't running right now. I'm working on it. Also, we can't put the giant Bromo Seltzer bottle back on top, for structural reasons. You can, however, rent an art studio space in the Tower, which is pretty cool, if not quite so dramatic as the place in Brooklyn (forgive the plug, if you can).
posted by sonascope at 7:59 PM on January 7, 2010 [11 favorites]


*pshh* Call me when they put a castle on top of a building.
posted by Snuffman at 8:01 PM on January 7, 2010


Where did I leave my spare $25 million? Oh, that's right, in my other Clocktower apartment.
posted by crossoverman at 8:29 PM on January 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


The clock is schlocky.
posted by thisperon at 2:43 AM on January 8, 2010


Sonascope: So, yeah, it's neat, but it could have been neater

Also, imagine if those four individual clocks weren't synchronized and were all showing slightly different time. That would be cuckoo banana crazy.
posted by Skygazer at 11:08 AM on January 8, 2010


District Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.

That's "Down Under", not "District Under".
posted by JaredSeth at 11:39 AM on January 8, 2010


I don't have OCD, I swear, but that backwards clock would drive me insane. It's just wrong. It would irritate me even more than the Asplundh trucks either you know what I mean or you don't and you probably don't because I've never heard anyone else talk about how much they hate seeing the word "Asplundh" and I'm so very alone.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:11 PM on January 8, 2010


"Asplundh"

Gesundheit!
posted by Skygazer at 4:18 PM on January 8, 2010


When I took over as the facility manager for Baltimore's Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower ...

! ! ! ! !

As a Baltimore native, you have earned my envy. That sounds like probably one of the best jobs in the entire world. I had no idea they were renting/leasing studio space to artists there. What an amazing idea.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:35 PM on January 8, 2010


Cool sonascope!!

I didn't know you were from Baltimore Marisa. My best friends in college were all from near there and I spent many a weekend in that wonderful town. Eating mussels, going to crab shacks on the Bush River. One of them even bought a rowhouse on Castle Street after he graduated when the city was basically giving them away so people would develop them.

And though I have never really been a bar person, those dive bars down near the inner harbor are the coolest places in the world.
posted by vronsky at 8:35 PM on January 8, 2010


I used to rag about Baltimore when I lived there, but man has that town improved over the last ten years. Visiting last summer I was really impressed. The music scene isn't what it was, but I'll be damned if the city isn't doing more and more for the local artists, as far as I saw.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 8:42 PM on January 8, 2010


I hate Asplundh too. WTF kind of name/word is Asplundh? Everytime I see it I'm remineded of all I don't know in the world, the origin and meaning of this word included.
posted by From Bklyn at 8:37 PM on January 10, 2010


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