Sign ‘O’ Our Times

It’s been 23 years since Prince released  Sign ‘O’ the Times - a double sided album featuring multiple musical styles and messages.  And, as I walk through our soon to be new neighborhood, that title song rings in my head.  It could be something as literal as “the signs” or it could be the urban vibe of his music or just the dated graffiti (note, we cannot play the song in this post because last week Prince announced that the Internet is “completely over”).

So, be that as it may, below are some “signs” of what our neighborhood was, is and could be,  a block East over towards the Gowanus Canal (which has it’s own storied history).

The next sign to appear in the ‘nabe?  How about “Home Sweet Home”.

(click on the pictures to enlarge)

Dead end before canal
No dumping means no dumping

Gowanus Canal tranquility
Graffiti boats

A tree grows in Brooklyn
Urban art complete with a plaque

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