March 28, 2006

The Ugliest Building in Greenpoint - The Polish & Slavic Credit Union

POST #    2079

Greenpoint has a lot of ugly builings, especially all those apartments with aluminum siding, but I think the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union takes the cake. I mean, look at those crests!

For full on ugly Greenpoint, be sure to check out Bridge and Tunnel Club's page on aluminum and vinyl siding and Brownstoner's little compilation of the images.

Posted by tien mao in NYC, Photos at 7:52 AM



Why you gotta hate on my people, Tien?

Posted by: Adam [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 28, 2006 8:52 AM

I have seen far uglier buildings. My family has a crest just like those.

Posted by: cheeky at March 28, 2006 2:27 PM

Looks like the building version of your Lance Armstrong shoes...

Posted by: John at March 28, 2006 3:28 PM

well...i wouldn't say the about "one of the most deficient in beauty"
great blog...nevertheless...

Posted by: justiNYC at March 28, 2006 4:08 PM

No, not ugliest. Kitschiest. There's a big difference. Though I will admit this building is NOT aesthetically attractive, I feel the word "ugly" should be reserved for people who knew what they were doing was offensive architecturally, then went ahead and did it anyway, on purpose. Whoever built this thought (probably) that they were lending regal bearing and a touch of class to the 'hood. Of course, they were extremely wrong, but they meant well. That, my friend, is what kitsch is all about.

Posted by: Scott Mercer at March 28, 2006 5:54 PM

Hey I live over there. That building is not so ugly. It reminds me of Polish Castles..Which seems right since its a bank for Polish and Slavic immigrants. There are worse buildings in this neighborhood. Have you seen the waste recycling plant latley?

Posted by: Erik at March 28, 2006 6:55 PM

I think my building is uglier...

Posted by: ryan at March 28, 2006 7:03 PM

I dunno. I like it; it's fun.

Posted by: John Rambow at March 29, 2006 5:53 AM

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