Crown Heights is going to see its abandoned armory turned into a sports and recreation community center. Yeah, alright! What a smart use of the resources we have, to direct them for the betterment of the surrounding community instead of just handing them over to faceless commercials entities. We think this is great news, we really do. It’s just that we can’t get over the rendering of the proposed community center, provided by the borough president’s office. Have budget cuts over there made Photoshop an unaffordable luxury?
According to the Daily News, Borough President Marty Markowitz greeted the news with joy: “I am ecstatic to see that, after more than two years of community engagement by my office, we are seeing significant movement toward the repurposing and redevelopment of the Bedford Union Armory.”
“For the love of god, can’t we get someone who knows how make a mockup around here?” the Borough President continued, in our imagination. “I’ve seen drunk toddlers do better using MS Paint.”
Neighborhood representatives had been pushing the plan to turn the 150,000-square foot armory into a sports and recreation center like the Park Slope Armory, with a skating rink, running track, gym and hopefully graphic design tutoring lab, among other amenities for years now, so congratulations on your exciting, blocky future Crown Heights! Just keep your head on a swivel for a eraser icon.