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Residents of Greenpoint are familiar with the name Belvedere?it's etched on the facade of some 30 buildings in the North Brooklyn neighborhood. All are the product of Krzysztof Rostek, a developer who has been erecting matchy red brick apartment buildings for the last decade. In an area filled with drab vinyl-sided homes and cheap new glassy condos, how do people feel about the multiplying Belvederes? "They could be worse. It's better than trying to do modern architecture and failing, with cheap construction and bad proportions and big blue things on the front." [NYT]