Tag Archives: Time

Images from Today’s Polar Bear Club Swim at Coney Island

Happy New Year.

The Post Clock at Conroy Square

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:

Clock Off Post

A close up reveals the extent of the damage:

cuofdamage

You can also see the separation of clock from post when you look toward the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower:

2 clock damage

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.