Earlier this year, we read on Curbed about how the Aqua condo development had a boat sitting on its scaffolding. We thought that was strange, perhaps as strange as what we saw today in Boerum Hill.
While we were walking along Dean Street, between Bond and Nevins Streets, the block made famous by Jonathan Letham's Fortress of Solitude, we discovered a large-scale model sailboat in the front yard of a brownstone.
We know that the nautical theme has been inspiring inspiring designers for the past few years, but this takes it to another level. We were impressed with the craftsmanship. A neighbor told us that he thought "it was built for a party," but we couldn't uncover any specifics. Anyone know what the story is?