Brooklyn Heights

Winter white in Brooklyn Heights — and we don’t mean snow

January 27, 2016 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This winsome white creature watches over Garden Place. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

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Is that a snow bunny on your stoop?

Last week, while everybody was waiting for the Big Storm to arrive, we kept noticing winter white throughout Brooklyn Heights. Not snow, but lots of snow-hued stuff.

Like the White Rabbit figurine outside a Garden Place front door. Or the white-wall tires on a beautiful bicycle parked on Hicks Street.

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Or the tower topping Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral, which was lit up by January sunlight while many nearby buildings on Remsen and Henry streets were bathed in shadows.

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The façade of the Appellate Court on Monroe Place gave off a pearly glow.

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Our gaze was drawn by the white-painted face of shut-down Brooklyn Heights Cinema at 70 Henry St.— which won’t be white once the building is restored and used as the base of a condo development.

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The white stucco on Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital on the corner of Hicks and Cranberry streets looked so fine in the winter light.

Andrew Wasserman, who inherited the building from beloved neighborhood veterinarian Dr. Bernard Wasserman, has been doing some renovation.

This house, in case you were wondering, was built in 1822.

A construction shed covers the lower floors of the Standish, an apartment building that’s a former hotel and former Watchtower property at 169 Columbia Heights. Westbrook Partners, which bought the building for $60 million in 2014, is also doing some renovation.

Nevertheless, the top of the Beaux-Arts building was visible in all its ghostly grandeur.