Aquarium Gravel

Via Gowanus Lounge and INSIJS, we learn that the buildings at the corner of North 6th and Wythe are really not long for this world. 12 years ago or so I had friend who lived on that block, further over towards Kent (well before Galapagos or anything else). It was a wonderful, desolate block, made incongruously happy by the colored aquarium gravel that was always strewn along the sidewalk.