this disturbs me.
i used to pass this building each time we took a cab back from manhattan to our apartment in bed-stuy. i didn't even pay it much attention. the surrounding neighborhood is definitely being worked on (read: gentrified), as is all of brooklyn (but that's another story, another post). but i can't imagine shopping at home depot or grabbing a coffee from starbucks or having a meal while someone above me is locked up, trying to barter with his cellie for toilet paper or a can of soup. can you imagine them building a residential space? condos on top of the jail? that is insanity. i don't even have the words to describe how disgusted this makes me feel.
(shout out to Hysterical Blackness for the heads up)