RIP: Eagle Clothes, a Brooklyn landmark. (T.Rinaldi)
Signs of the Times, November 1951. (ST Media Group, used with permission)
"City height limits"?
Somebody ought to tell that to the guys building all those 12-story condos in the neighborhood, like this one, this one – oh, and this one, two blocks away.
DNAinfo also reports that U-Haul "worked with the city to find community members or local groups to weigh in, but no one stepped forward." Oh yeah? Earlier this year, an anonymous comment on this blog suggesting the imminent demise of the nearby Kentile sign sparked a mild torrent of Internet chatter, until the New York Times established that the rumor was a false alarm. Seems like a proposal to drop the Eagle might have made at least a ripple in the murky waters of the Gowanus.
#gowanus (_jlu_ on Instagram)
The Eagle has landed - apparently in the trash. (Wayne Heller)
• JVNY's excellent redux of the life and times of Eagle Clothes.
• An Eagle eulogy from Forgotten NY.
• A survey of Eagle and other south Brooklyn relic signs, also from Forgotten NY.