The Word On The Street: (Words Fail Me)

1 Bushwick Place

This cry for help can be found on the doorway gracing 1 Bushwick Place. A couple of thoughts which crossed my mind when I saw this:

  • This is going to give me nightmares for days. Possibly weeks.
  • I wonder what Anthony Bourdain would say about this?

 

From The New York Shitty Inbox: CANCELLED

I have word that this evening’s convocation of Community Board 1′s SLA and Publicx Safety Committee has been cancelled due to the weather. Keep warm and safe folks— and spread the word!

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: MrTOLL

January 17, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

MrTOLL

Taken January 14, 2014.

Urban Artifact: Street Meat

January 17, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11206, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF 

Anyone lose a turkey?

(From Lorimer Street.)

Spotted At 230 Bogart Street: Vacate Order

December 22, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Wow, WTF 

Today, being the second day of winter and unseasonably warm, yours truly decided to go out for a bit. The original purpose was to secure foodstuffs for Christmas dinner. This did come to pass, albeit with a number of detours— and detours from the aforementioned detours.  I had a hankering to check out our local Industrial Business Zone. More specifically: I wanted to check in on my favorite feral feline: Callie. This I did, as you can see. The guys at SGI, Peter in particular, pamper this pussy to no end. I love those guys! But I digress.

En route I happened upon this curiosity.

It would appear that Christmas came early to 230 Bogart Street in the way of a Vacate Order. WAIT— make that a PEREMPTORY Vacate Order.

You know what they say:

Life is a cabaret!

Except when said cabaret is bereft of a permit and adequate fire protection— in an Industrial Business Zone in Brooklyn. Whoops.

Brooklyn Beast, the business which graced the first floor of this edifice, has posted a notice on the door…

and online. Yours truly is particularly intriqgued by the following (which dates from December 16th):

We are deeply saddened to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances we were forced to close our doors at 230 Bogart St. We have had an unbelievable year that changed all of our lives. The friends and families we’ve met over the year have continuously encouraged us to further spread our mission to inspire others through movement…

Families? This would suggest there were children on the premises. Nice. But the piece de resistance is this:

Special thanks goes out to Queens Crap for helping me research this. Ho! Ho! Ho!

This post is dedicated to the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of waiting— and waiting— at the B43 bus stop at Cook Street for ~40 minutes.

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A bunch of pissed off “old” ladies with bags of groceries in tow and a ladder company of New York’s Bravest make for a heady mix.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

From Meserole Street.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Grand Street’s Second Annual Window Display Competition!

postcard

The very nice lady who heads the Grand Street BID, Artineh Havan, writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

I hope that you are well and had a nice Thanksgiving. We are having our 2nd annual holiday window display competition next Saturday, December 14th from 1 to 4 pm. We hope you will mention it on your blog. If not, we totally understand.

We have asked high school art students to design holiday windows for 12 of our businesses and inviting the community to vote for their favorite.

To entice people to come to Grand Street we also have Santa walking around, free face painting and scavenger hunt for kids. We are also raffling off a $100 gift card for those who vote.

Below please find a little write up. I have attached our postcard for you, and this link to our website’s photo gallery shows a few samples from last year. We are very excited and cannot wait:

Due to last year’s successful event, the Grand Street BID has organized its 2nd annual window display competition. This year four schools—the Green School, The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology, Progress High School, and the High School for Architecture and Design—are designing holiday windows for 12 businesses on Grand Street between Lorimer and Humboldt Streets in East Williamsburg.

The students will install the designs on Friday, December 13th, a day before the competition; and on Saturday, December 14th the community is invited to vote for their favorite window and be entered to win $100. The winning design students will also win a gift certificate to a local art store.

There will be free face painting at Café Chillo: 702 Grand Street; kids’ scavenger hunt and Santa on Grand Street as well as lots of specials and discounts.

The event this year is bigger than last, which had two schools and eight windows.

The goal is to promote our businesses by involving the community and showcasing students’ talents.

Thank you so much for your consideration, and I hope to see you on Grand Street.

Gladly posted— and thanks Artineh!

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Goodbye Kitty

newtowncreekkittehLAnys

As discovered by my buddy Larry while pounding around  Newtown Creek today. Perhaps we should hook her up with the Greenpoint Avenue teddy?

Quicklink: DNA.info

October 12, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Newtown Creek 

DNAinfo

A good buddy of mine put it best:

If there’s one place to dock a party boat, it is Newtown Creek.

I wonder if the operators of this, um, facility paid taxes on the revenue from this “hotel”? In any case, you can read this tome by clicking here.

Urban Artifact: Old School

October 10, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

oldschool

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Per the fellows responsible for this bit of chicanery (which can be found on Lorimer Street between Meserole Street and Montrose Avenue) they have actually caught folks trying to use it. Somehow I do not have a hard time believing this.