Today: Community Board 1 Human Services Committee Meeting

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Yes folks, it has been a while (think over four years) but Community Board 1’s Human Services Committee (which was recently merged with the Public Safety Committee) will be convening this evening at 6:30 p.m. As you can see, the agenda is an interesting one. For those of you who are wondering what the “Right To Know Act” is (from DNA.info):

Called the “Right to Know Act,” the legislation would require officers to identify themselves and explain why the individual is being stopped or questioned. They would also have to explain that individuals can deny consent to a search in certain instances.

Currently, police officers are not required to identify themselves or explain why they are searching individuals…

Check it out!

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Special Feral Furniture Edition

Here’s the deal: I have not gotten out much lately. Part of this is due to the fact it has been very, SERIOUSLY cold. Thankfully I have had my snow globe project(s) to keep me busy. Today, being as it reached a downright sultry 41 degrees, merited a walk. It was the first time I have hit the “Catwalk” (READ: Bedford Avenue) since New Years Day. During the previously-mentioned sojourn I spied a charbroiled mattress on North 7th Street right outside the Bedford Avenue stop of the L. Finding this interesting I took a couple of photos. Without further ado, here they are!

Charbroiled mattress north 7 at Bedford nys

Charbroiled cushion top mattress 2 North 7 Street nys

Now let’s jump forward to January 19, 2015. Guess what? It is still there.

Mattress and china news

What’s more, I managed to capture something I honestly thought I had missed: a fellow giving himself a face/hair check courtesy of one of our shiny new(er) buildings!

face check on north 7 with detritus

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Here’s looking at you, kid.

Thumbs Up

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: New Year’s Day, North Brooklyn Style

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As promised, here is a slide show featuring items of interest I encountered while take a New Year’s Day stroll around points Green and beyond. When I left the apartment the Mister wished me luck in my hunt for “barfcicles”. He’s thoughtful that way. What’s more, it must have worked because it did not take me long to find one. Actually, it is more like barf buckshot.

NOTE: I elected to be somewhat judicious when selecting curating material encountered in Williamsburg (Bedford Avenue in particular) as it is pretty much trashed on any given weekend. Enjoy!

Have a shot of post-New Year’s Eve debauchery? I would very much like to see it! You can kick ‘em over to my photo pool or via email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: From Wythe Avenue With Love

January 1, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

LOVE nys

Taken January 1, 2015.

The Word On The Street: North 6 Street

January 1, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Awesome Sauce nys

Taken January 1, 2015.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

December 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

RIP nys

Taken December 28, 2014.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Season’s Greetings

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These good tidings come courtesy of the Williamsburg waterfront circa 1989 and the inimitable Larry Auerbach.

The Word On The Street: 51%

November 24, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

51 Percent nys

Taken November 24, 2014.

The Word On The Street: Grand Street

Grand Street nys

Taken November 7, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Tomorrow!

Party in ONE week...will you support our neighborhood? (PS it's

That’s right folks! tomorrow is “NAG’s” (“Neighbors Allied for Good Growth”, formerly known as “Neighbors Allied Against Garbage”) 20th Anniversary gala! As you can clearly read the subject line of the above email inquires:

…will you support our neighborhood…?

Yes, I will… by not attending this event and pointing out the following:

  • I find it interesting that the vast majority of points under “What Does NAG Do?” have, in fact, been done.
  • This would suggest to me that NAG doesn’t really have a clear mission nowadays. They should.
  • And of course I would be remiss if I did not point out that it strikes me as being a mite bit inconsistent for an organization which lauds itself for closing down an illegal waste handling station on Williamsburg’s waterfront to honor folks who were busted— last year— for operating an illegal waste trade business in Greenpoint.

Luna Lighting Inc Denial

But perhaps I am being nit-picky? Sort of makes one wonder what, if any, donations have been tendered to “NAG” from the Argentos lately. Anyone?

UPDATE, 7:17 p.m.: Now I have received this!

$50 tix till midnight! gala fun times

Note how “NAG” has seen fit to excise the photo featured in their precious email. Perhaps it is because some of the people depicted therein objected? In any case, I think I’ll save the $50.00 I do not have to buy beer and/or more snow globe supplies…