Described as "a moonshine distillery gone crazy" and a "Rubik's Cube of a spaceship," Broken Angel is an ever growing piece of outsider architecture in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood.
Begun in 1979 when artist Arthur Wood purchased the old headquarters of the Brooklyn Trolley, the building has evolved through a series of eccentric additions into a folk art landmark. It features prominently in the film "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."
Shortly after its appearance in the film, the house had a small fire, and though no one was injured, 75-year-old Wood and his 65-year-old wife Cindy were evicted by the city. It seemed, for a period, that the building might be leveled. Thankfully, Broken Angel was spared.
However, in 2013 Woods was served with a final eviction notice and the house's future is again uncertain.