The old post clock at Colonel J. Gardiner Conroy Square in Brooklyn has been stuck at 3:38 for a while – for exactly how long, I can’t say. I’ve never seen the clock tell time. Yesterday I went to have a closer look. (Click on an image to open a gallery with captions.)
Update 1 January 2013
Yesterday, only a day after I took those photographs of the Conroy Square post clock, I discovered the the clock has been damaged: it’s no longer fixed securely to the post. The damage is especially evident when you look at the clock from the side:
A close up reveals the extent of the damage:
You can also see the separation of clock from post when you look toward the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower:
I have no idea what could have caused this to happen — vandalism? — but the clock is now in bad condition and more than ever in need of repair.