The Broken Angel is a landmark in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY. Arthur Wood, a 75-year-old self-taught artist, and his wife Cynthia, have embellished the original structure of their home with unusual additions, stained glass, and other architectural elements. It made a noteworthy appearance in Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Recently, the building caught fire due to "natural causes," and has now been declared hazardous
by the Department of Buildings</a> [New York Times
, may require login]. (This blog post
has more pics and links to the Woods' son Christopher's Flickr album.) The Woods are now soliciting donations to cover the expenses of hiring an architect/contractor to bring the building up to code, or they face eviction.Liz O. Bahlen/New York Times
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