Next Week: Community Board 1 Combined Public Hearing & Board Meeting

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I present for your edification, gentle readers, the agenda for next week’s Community Board 1 meeting! As you can see there are a great many sidewalk cafe and liquor license renewals on the proverbial table. If any of you have anything to say about any of these items this is the time to speak up folks! Remember you must sign up by 6:15 p.m.!

Community Board 1 Combined Public Hearing & Board Meeting
October 8, 2013 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Swinging Sixties Senior Center
211 Ainslie Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

The Word On The Street: For The Love Of Big Brother

Big Brother Is Watching You

Montrose Avenue

From Montrose Avenue.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Jefferson Street

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Taken September 30, 2013.

The Word On The Street: Boerum Street

Boerum Street

Taken September 30, 2013.

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: Evergreen Avenue

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Taken September 30, 2013.

Spotted in Astoria: Steve Levin

September 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11205, 11206, Astoria, Astoria Queens, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

Astoria for Levin and Ciafone

Re-elect Levin IN ASTORIA

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?

Anyone?

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Bogart Street

September 7, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Bogart Street BC

As taken today by the one and only Bitchcakes. Great shot!

The Word On The Street, Part I: Graham Avenue

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Taken September 5, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Greetings From Broadway

(in Brooklyn, that is)

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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.

SayNO1

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lapdogAARONSHORT2. 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…

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Find Oliver

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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.