The building at 166 Smith Street stood for years an outcast amongst its neighbors. This “windowless two-story bunker from the ‘20s” was named one of the ugliest buildings in all of New York. Surrounded by beautiful Cobble Hill landmarks such as The Independence Bank Building, The Lamm Institute, and Degraw Mansion, 166 Smith Street was surely the ugliest of ducklings.
But times changed. Brooklyn changed. And what was once an ugly duckling has grown into a thing of beauty. Uglyduckling Crafthouse & Eatery was designed to celebrate the beauty not just of its historic Cobble Hill location, but the ever changing landscape of Brooklyn.