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Though perhaps less well-known among Brooklyn's industrial nostalgists, the Vitagraph smokestack in Midwood is a local landmark. The smokestack is one of the only remaining remnant of Vitagraph Studios, a pioneer of silent films in the early twentieth century. Visible from B and Q trains around Avenue M, the smokestack stands high above the fairly low-rise residential landscape. Scaffolding was recently erected around it, leading many to fear for its future. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported...
Good night, sweet prince sign.  As of our commute home tonight, the Kentile Floors sign is officially being dismantled. At 7:14pm, the "K" and the "E" were gone, with the rest of the letters soon to follow. Although we have many thoughts on the blandification (no, that's not a word, but it also really, really is) of the skyline, we don't feel like articulating them right now. We feel like having some gin and reading...
The iconic Kentile Floors sign is coming down despite our best efforts, but it isn't being destroyed now that a deal's been reached between the Gowanus community and the sign's owner, Ely Cohen. According to a press release from Councilmember Brad Lander, the guy who organized a petition to save the sign, Mr. Cohen has agreed to preserve the letters of the Kentile Floors sign while removing them and then put them in the care...
If you've ever taken the F or G trains as far as Smith-9th Streets or driven on the Gowanus Expressway, then you've seen the massive Kentile Floors sign. At eight stories high, it's pretty hard to miss. By night, though, the sign more or less disappears. Fortunately for us, on Saturday, May 3, it will be lit once again--if only for a short while. The Daily News reports that three Gowanus-based artists have taken it upon themselves to...

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