Look Who Got A New Sign


Did you know that when this building, at 3121 Ocean Avenue, was originally built, it won awards for design? That’s what the architect told us when we ran into him a few months back. So you’d think maybe they’d give it a paint job before they put the sign up. You know, gussy up the joint a bit; restore some of its glory.

Well, maybe this is a temporary sign. I didn’t bother to ask. Or maybe they’re waiting to get more money, since the city keeps stripping funds from public healthcare. I guess it’s better they spend the dough on something that’ll save someone’s life.

Anyway, in case you don’t remember, Maimonides reclaimed the building in the beginning of May. Before that, Coney Island Hospital owned it, but shut it down because of said healthcare cuts. And before Coney Island Hospital, it was converted from Beefsteak Charlie’s by Maimonides. Maybe when Maimonides is done with it, it’ll turn back into a Beefsteak Charlie’s and we can gather ’round and sing “Circle of Life.”

Just don’t expect to see the famous peel-n-eat shrimp anytime soon.

UPDATE [11:09 p.m.]: BrooklynQ was right; they fixed up the paint sometime after I took the above photo. It’s still kinda iffy looking all around, but it’s better than it was before; I’m glad the spot is back in use. Here’s how the sign looks post-paint job:

Maimonides Sheepshead Bay Multi Specialty Practice

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  • brooklynq

    When was that picture taken? I was by there today and the paint is new and the sign is glimmering silver.

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Last week. I'll go by ASAP and get a new photo and update this groundbreaking story. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=839675042 Holly Renee Reinhardt

    The sign was the first thing I noticed when I went by it, too. I do hope they did replace it with a new one.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    It's very good architecture. But I don't think it's great architecture. Great architecture seems to be a very rare phenomenon these days.

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Updated.

  • Local Broker

    Damn Brooklynq got you running out there in the middle of the night.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Ned's good that way. He's not like those couch potatoes that “work” for the Bay News.

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Actually, I was on my way to the MBNA meeting and figured I'd grab the shot. The MBNA meeting, by the way, was not attended by a Bay News reporter.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    But magically they will have a mention of the meeting two weeks from now. They're not even timely when they “borrow” material from other news sources.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    It's very good architecture. But I don't think it's great architecture. Great architecture seems to be a very rare phenomenon these days.

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Updated.

  • Local Broker

    Damn Brooklynq got you running out there in the middle of the night.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Ned's good that way. He's not like those couch potatoes that “work” for the Bay News.

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Actually, I was on my way to the MBNA meeting and figured I'd grab the shot. The MBNA meeting, by the way, was not attended by a Bay News reporter.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    But magically they will have a mention of the meeting two weeks from now. They're not even timely when they “borrow” material from other news sources.