Thursday, March 29, 2007

Land Ho!

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?

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At Friday, March 30, 2007 8:04:00 AM, Blogger Mike S. said...

Excellent photo! I'd love to know the backstory on this too.
Cap'n Mike

At Monday, April 09, 2007 2:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. A boat grows in Brooklyn. You should tell the folks at Wooden Boats Magazine and Small Craft Advisor magazine. They'd get a kick out of this one. Did it look seaworthy?

At Monday, April 09, 2007 4:52:00 PM, Blogger Brooklyn Salt said...

It was cool. It wasn't seaworthy at all, it was designed to look good. That being said, it was obviously done by someone who knows what a boat looks like.

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At Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The house is home to a group of Artists and friends, some native (as they say) to the area. The boat was constructed for a party ("The Fudge the Pimp" late fall blowout) and since the vessel was seaworthy, it was ledt to stand for the winter. To my knowledge the occupants are going to keep it up through the spring although how long it will remain docked there is an open question. Everybody knows that boats are money holes.

At Friday, July 18, 2008 6:32:00 PM, Blogger bonnie said...

Maybe the artists put a net under it so that when some poor sucker er boater walks by & is overwhelmed by the compulsion to throw money in it, the artists can retrieve it.


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