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.

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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.

Urban Fur: Bogart Street

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One of yours truly’s favorite ferals, Callie, holds court.

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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!

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Fly

August 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken August 29, 2013.

The Latest Vito Lopez Mailer: Monopoly

(As left, by yours truly, next to a colossal explosion of human excrement on Melrose Street)

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As you can see Vito “Gropez” Lopez has employed imagery from the game Monopoly. I for one find this more than a little appropriate.

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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”

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New York Shitty Feral Furniture Du Jour: And Now For Something Completely Different

August 29, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Feral Furniture 

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As spied on Boerum Street today, August 29, 2013. Where’s John Cleese when you need him?