Northside Piers Turns on the Red Lights
Like an older sister trying to ruin her little sister's first sleepover by hovering over the party, reminding sis that she's more grown up than you, Northside Piers lorded over the Edge's sales office opening party Thursday night, showing off the brand-new FAA warning lights she sprouted earlier today.
Just a block from the sales office premiere, the Toll Brothers' tower also beamed with a dozen or so apartments left conspicuously lighted. This is the first visible sign of life from within the formerly dark tower, whose Temporary Certificate of Occupancy was issued last week.
Seeing the new aircraft warning lights on the Williamsburg tower for the first time last night was a particular wake up and smell the coffee moment for us. For Brooklynites (outside of downtown), the glowing red beacons are a Manhattan thing - like hovering news choppers, and those convoys of silently-blinking cop cars.
Our little Williamsburg is growing up, and sometimes we hardly even recognize her.