The landscape for those alighting from the Bedford Avenue L Station has some new features. As evidence we offer (1.) the Finger Building, which is now getting a red brick look with which it shall forever flip bird and (2.) what we'll call the Billyburg Minitron, a flat screen TV that went up last week. The TV isn't visible during daylight, so clearly the advertisers are aiming for the after-dark, in the shade and rainy day crowd. (Catch some action shots of the erection and some night shots here.)
· Do Neighbors Want to Chop Off Part of Burg's Finger [Curbed]
· The Williamsburg Jumbotron [A Test of Will]
WILLIAMBURG BONUS: Local blogger INSIJS reports that the long-awaited East River State Park on Kent Avenue was either open for a test run yesterday or that, well, somebody left the gate unlocked. No matter. They'll be opening it just in time for the pile driving at The Edge.