On our twice-daily jaunt through the East Village yesterday, I decided to hang a right on 3rd Avenue at St. Marks to get a closer look at the new Cooper Union
monstrosity building. As my friend Nancy said, it sorta looks like one side of it needs to be pulled up, as if it were a sagging drape. In any case, it reminded me of the now-quite-quaint complaints I heard when Cooper Union erected its surprisingly utilitarian dormitory just a couple of blocks to the north. This new building shows zero regard for the architectural integrity and character of the neighborhood in which it's been dropped onto. In fact, scrawled on the boards covering what will be its ground floor, I found the most telling piece of public criticism about it yet. See below.