It's been a long time since the clock atop the Williamsburgh Savings Bank told time (or told it correctly, for that matter). Yesterday, however, the clock started running again at the stroke of noon, right around the time that moving vans started showing up so that the first residents could move into their luxe One Hanson condos. The clocks went out of service in August '06, but the four faces hadn't been in sync with each other for a long time and the time you saw depended on which way you were looking at the tower. It's been a long haul for the clocks. The repair was supposed to cost $410,000, but the final tab exceeded $1 million, which is probably to be expected with 80-year-old clocks that came with the building.
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· Williamsburgh clock tower ticks again [NYDN]