The NY Daily News reports today that Flatbush residents have a huge hate-on for the old timey Bishop’s Crooks streetlamps that have been installed in the area in the last few months. Montague Street is lined with the retro streetlamps and more are planned for Brooklyn Heights:
NY Daily News: “It’s ridiculous,” said Kent Thomas, 24, of Flatbush. “The lights we have work fine. There are hungry people in this neighborhood who need help; we need shelters and soup kitchens.”
The antique lights, which are called bishop’s crooks, cost about $10,000 to purchase and install. Standard streetlights cost about $4,000.
About 250 of the 500 antique lights have been installed since this spring on Ditmas Ave., Westminster Road and Beverly Road.