(photo credit: Ben Ustinov)
Here is a blast from the past! Gowanus resident Ben Ustinov shared a photo he took six years ago and was nice enough to share with PMFA readers.
"I took this picture six years ago at the corner of bond and 1st Street, long before Lightstone. Someone came up with a creative way to deal with all the sad Christmas tree waste that lines our streets every January. Thought you might enjoy it."
It prompted me to search my own files, and I found more photos of the original brick building that stood at this corner before the Lightstone Development went up at 363 Bond Street and 365 Bond Street. How quickly things have changed in just a few years the neighborhood....
Call me crazy, but I miss it.
The way things were in Gowanus not so very long ago.
Bond Street at First Street looking towards the Gowanus Canal, 2012
The same intersection in late 2016 with the new developments
at 363 Bond Street on the left and 365 Bond Street on the right