Urban Artifact: Special Crosstown Local Edition

Ever had the feeling you’re being watched? Yours truly had just such a premonition while riding our very own G train last weekend. So I looked out the window onto the tracks below and guess what?

guesswho

howdy ho

I was right! If anyone has lost a Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo, he can still be found on the Church Avenue tracks at Nassau Avenue.

still there

 

He is, how shall we say, a little worse for wear?*

facedowninsubwayslurry

*READ: face down in subway slurry.

Quicklink: A New Chapter?

GWAPPscChoice quote: teaser:

After a multi-month process, the Greenpoint Association for Parks & Planning is pleased to announce it’s new Executive Board: Barbara McGlamery (Chair)*, Rich Mazur**, Trina McKeever*** (Treasurer), Laura Treciokas (Secretary)****,Manuel Zuniga and Katie Denny*****. Learn more about each of them and their connection to Greenpoint on the Board Members page

New York Shitty translation: the nominating committee stalled until mid-summer (when folks are on vacation) to announce that they have appointed themselves.

You can read this “news” in its entirety by clicking here. In closing I feel compelled to share the following video. It features the new chair of GWAPP in action. It is quite something as you will see…

*Wife of a founding member and board member of Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn. Samesaid fellow was under hire by George “Greenpoint Landing” Klen to argue the case for the 2005 rezone.

**Head of North Brooklyn Development Corporation which is overseeing the distribution of the Greenpoint Environmental Relief Fund money.

***Employee of the North Brooklyn Development Corporation. Also the owner of The Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park web site’s url. (Run a “who is” search and see for yourself!)

*****Co-chair of the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park group.

***** Former Community Co-chair of Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Knickerbocker Avenue

Knickerbocker 3 nys

Knickerbocker 2 nys

Knickerbocker 1 nys

It is fascinating (to me anyway— and not in a good way) when I see sentiments on a sidewalk which echo a snow globe I made not terribly long ago.

Of course now that Greenpoint and Williamsburg have become prohibitively expensive folks have to move somewhere. And with them come selective enforcement…

Urban Fur: Mixed Signals

July 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens, Urban Fur 

Sunnyside Kitteh 1 nys

Sunnyside Kitteh 2 nys

Sunnyside Kitteh 3 nys 2

Mixed Signals NYS

Taken July 19, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Typography Porn

107 Wilson Avenue NYS

Typography Porn NYS

107 Wilson Side view NYS

107 Wilson Doorway NYS

A spectacular specimen from times past at 107 Wilson Avenue. Check it out!

East Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Swoon

Swoon 1 nys

Swoon 2 nys

Taken July 20, 2014.

New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: Special Evel Knievel Edition

Sofa ramp nys

Ramp nys

Sofa Cum Skateramp NYS

Signs of recreation as discovered during today’s sojourn in parts Bushwick and beyond. Yours truly can only wonder if this will be next…

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: AiNAC

July 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

AiNAC nys

Taken July 20, 2014.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Never Forget

Never Forget NYS

This one’s for Eric Garner’s family, loved ones and “citizen journalists” everywhere.

(Taken July 16, 2014.)

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: For The Love of Big Brother

July 18, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Huron Street 1 NYS

For The Love of Big Brother NYS

From Huron Street.