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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Building Gone Wild

The building in this photo, located at 246 East 4th Street at Avenue B in the East Village, is a mystery - the raison d'etre for the super bright colors, the history, the architecture with its friezes and exterior sculptures, etc are unknown to me. The red, blue, gold and white painted structure stands out dramatically from anything around it and screams for attention. There are virtually no references to it online. I did find two residents in a phone directory who are doing business from the building. I also found a reference to "Otnoob" which appears to have a retail canopy (all I could find about the word "Otnoob" is a World of Warcraft character - a human, rogue). If you are interested in finding this place, the East 4th Deli at 53 Avenue B is located in the same building, but I don't think you will miss it :)

14 comments:

Anne Corrons said...

I have to see this building. It looks fabulous. Thanks for your pictures, I discover NYc even if I'm in NYC!!!!!

Lucy said...

It almost looks like an Asian Indian influence...

oldmanlincoln said...

Well, that is the best looking building I have ever seen, in New York or anywhere else. Somebody realized that paint will cover stone, brick and metal. What a difference. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I love this building, its across from the best vegan restaurant, Kate's. Spent many afternoons with a turkey-unclub and this sight.

Anonymous said...

Too bad more buildings are not so brightly painted. The world would be a better place.

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Brian said...

Wow - I'm surprised the reaction this photo is getting. The building is startling when seen live.

maria elisa said...

love it

Anonymous said...

Bonjour ! Je ne vous ai jamais mis de commentaires mais aujourd'hui je le fais ! Je regarde très souvent votre blog. Je découvre chaque jour un peu plus de New-York. Mon fils y vit mais ne me raconte pas grand-chose ! Continuez ! Merci. Claudine

claudine said...

Non, non je ne suis pas anonymous, je suis Claudine !

JD said...

I was just in the city visiting the other day, drinking lunch with some friends, while not being in the city for almost a year, i walked outside for a smoke and asked, "did they just paint that" and everyone laughed...guess not.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks so great! Petra

Annie said...

I love the colors of this building! Great picture.

• Eliane • said...

Wow! This is a total suprise. It has a Miami feel sorta. Quite different from what I have ever seen in the city. I'd love to see it "in person".

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I love the look of this building. Will definitely check it out when I visit NY.