It has long been heralded as the candy-colored jewel in the chocolate crown of Brooklyn’s brownstone belt, but the new owners of Park Slope’s wackiest house have decided, with the blessing of the city, to return it to its natural shade. The building has become something of a local landmark since Bernie Henry, now 92 years old, bought the place in 1961. He repainted it the fetching pink hue as a gift to his wife. Well, they do say love is blind.
To commemorate the long reign of Brooklyn’s perkiest looking pad, Curbed took to the streets to see what the locals made of the disappearance of this love-it-or-hate-it home, and how they’ll cope without their pink palace.