Well, the blue paint we saw on the bricks on our street didn’t deceive. Columbia Gas was in the ‘hood today, and our quaint bricks have been ripped up and replaced by ugly metal covers, glued down by even more unsightly asphalt smears. It’s left our street looking sad, and scarred.
We have some hope that the street will be returned to something close to its prior condition, because the bricks that were removed have been neatly stacked next to the gaping wounds. But can our street ever really regain its formerly brickish glory? And how do you get the asphalt off of brick, anyway?