Pink brownstone now a brown brownstone

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Park Slope’s legendary pink brownstone is no longer pink.

The new owners of the iconic pastel property on Garfield Place between Seventh and Eighth avenues painted over the home’s blaring Pepto-Bismal hue this weekend and replaced it with a more conservative shade of brown.

The new residents, who bought the landmarked home in October for $2.2 million, gained permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to alter the color of the historic four-story house, which had been pink since previous owner Bernie Henry gave it the community’s most recognizable facade in 1971.

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Chicken Underwear from Park Slope says:
Dec. 4, 2012, 4 pm
John from Westminster Road says:
And the sallow mustard painted home next door is acceptable?
Dec. 4, 2012, 11:52 pm
nancy from coney says:
than u 4 repainting that pukey pin house a brown stone is suppose 2 be brown any other color taes away from its beauty now paint the mustard one next 2 it
Dec. 7, 2012, 11:28 pm
nancy from coney says:
imeant tahank you 4 repainting the pukey
Dec. 7, 2012, 11:29 pm
Adrastos from Bath Beach says:
My sensible side tells me it is ugly. I can't imagine why anyone in their right mind would paint a brownstone pink?. That in itself should be a crime.

But never the less, for some strange reason, I liked it. I liked the pink brownstone...

I wish the new owners didn't just paint it brown, but had it properly restored to real brownstone, not a coat of brown paint....
Dec. 10, 2012, 9:48 pm
English from Teacher says:
Nancy, you need to go back to school to learn how to spell. Your grammar is atrocious.
Dec. 10, 2012, 9:50 pm

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