Thursday, February 12, 2009

East Village Update: St. Ann's Desecration Is Complete


The scaffolding is off and the meager remains of St. Ann's Church on 12th Street now stand as the City's largest lawn ornament (to NYU's new 26 Story dorm). Whether the blame lays directly at NYU's feet has been hotly contested. If anything, the revealed structure is just a disgusting as the shrouded version. Perhaps the shroud would have been preserved in mourning. Oh yeah, ironically, there is a wreath hanging above the hollow front door, as if to say "Merry Christmas, God doesn't live here anymore".

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