Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Gentrification, The Word On The Street
Taken September 30, 2013.
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
Taken September 30, 2013.
Filed under: 11205, 11206, Astoria, Astoria Queens, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF
The primary might be over, but the mysteries and vestiges remain. Like these posters on Broadway in Astoria, Queens the Mister and I spied this weekend, for example. Why are they here?
As taken today by the one and only Bitchcakes. Great shot!
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, The Word On The Street
Taken September 5, 2013.
Filed under: 11206, 11211, Brooklyn, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Ridgewood, Ridgewood Queens
(in Brooklyn, that is)
My anonymous tipster, “T” writes:
You may have seen these, but just in case. Posted up under the train along Broadway.. On almost every truss/pillar.
Actually, I have not. But then again:
1. I received this mailer from a tipster who resides in the 34th.
2. I reside in the 33rd— wherein a great many of my fellow citizens seem to be in a state of denial that our incumbent City Councilman, Steve Levin, was the Chief of Staff and in fact mentored by this lovely fellow.
Why is this so? For starters, I’d hazard to guess that when compared to David Yassky or Ken Fisher, Levin’s predecessors, he seems like an improvement. The sad fact is, Levin probably is an improvement.
But that just goes to show how low the expectations are here in Greenpoint— and how disappointed I am that no attention by reformers is being directed to the “race” here. Yes, there is one…
Supplemental/suggested reading: this tome by City & State. Here’s a choice passage:
…Possibly the most bizarre example of the staffer-as-candidate phenomenon is taking place right now in Brooklyn, where two former chiefs of staff to Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Council Members Stephen Levin and Diana Reyna, currently occupy neighboring districts. In a veritable warren of political intrigue, Lopez is running against Reyna’s chief of staff, Antonio Reynoso, while next door Levin is making every effort to pretend that his own re-election campaign has nothing whatsoever to do with the scandals plaguing his former boss…
Filed under: 11206, Criminal Activity, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF
You know the drill, north Brooklynites: if you have seen Oliver (who was apparently last seen in East Williamsburg wearing a Louis Vuitton collar) or know of his whereabouts, please say something to his people. STAT.
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Urban Artifact, Urban Fur
One of yours truly’s favorite ferals, Callie, holds court.
Not only she has acquired a new friend, but anyone seeking to get a jump on this year’s holiday season may be interested in this curiously well-preserved tree. Only 115 days ’til Christmas!
Taken August 29, 2013.
Filed under: 11206, 11222, 11385, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Ridgewood, Ridgewood Queens
As you can see Vito “Gropez” Lopez has employed imagery from the game Monopoly. I for one find this more than a little appropriate.
After all, Mr. Gropez has for all intents and purposes received a get out of jail free card. Do NOT even get me started on what Vito probably thinks constitutes the “Community Chest”…