There's chic, trendy, hip Brooklyn—and then there's our dear friend 85 Adams, aka Beacon Tower, aka the center of Brooklyn's underground insanity. After PriceChopping, PriceHiking, and general PriceChaos, the Dumbo tower went to the next level yesterday when it was stormed by protesters pissed about being priced out of the neighborhood (and, more generally, pissed about tax breaks for luxury developments). Reports Metro:
An open house for Beacon Tower — Shaya Boymelgreen’s luxury condo rising at 85 Adams St. — turned into a raucous scene yesterday when housing activists from ACORN barged in. With a bullhorn they shouted: “What a shame! What a pity! We can’t live in New York City.” They also blanketed the sales office’s Eames chairs, Noguchi table and glass partitions with flyers that read, “Beacon Tower developers get rich off the backs of working families.”Props to Metro for the branded decor namedrops—let's rub a little more Noguchi in the wound, shall we?
· Activists: 'We Can't Live in New York City' [Metro via Brownstoner]
· 85 Adams Continues to Make Our Brains Explode [Curbed]
· Prices Bounce Back at 85 Adams [Curbed]
· Curbed PriceChopper: Nearly All of 85 Adams [Curbed]