Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Life Imitates Art

April 5, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Leonard Street nys

Life Imitates Art Leonard Street

Taken April 5, 2015.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: In Yo Face

March 31, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken by Scoboco.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Special Easter’s Around the Corner Edition

Bird nys

Bunnies nys

And Then There Were Five nys

Mustache nys

Taken March 30, 2015.

Urban Artifact: Manhattan Avenue

March 16, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Manhattan Avenue March 15 2015 nys

Taken March 15, 2015.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Special “Starting To Feel Like Spring” Edition

Manhattan Avenue nys

Franklin Street nys

Noble Street nys

India Street nys

Taken March 10, 2015.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: 857 Days & Counting!

Prison Bear March 10 2015 nys

Prison Bear and friends nys

Happy Tuesday from Prison Bear and pals!

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: Greenpoint Avenue

Fifty Shades Of Bollocks nys

Taken today, March 8th 2015. While I am on the subject (this being the Crosstown Local and spring), methinks I spotted the Easter Bunny availing himself of the G train today. Or is it Eeyore? I’ll let you, gentle readers, make the call.

Quicklink: Polish “Thugs” Wanted

March 4, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

thugswanted

This was sterling opportunity was brought to my attention by an anonymous tipster. He/she forwarded me the following casting call:

UNION AND NON UNION MALES TO PORTRAY REAL POLISH TYPES – AVAIL 3.1015 READ! MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAIL! NO CONFLICTS! MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAIL! PLEASE SEND 1-2 PHOTOS TO CBSBBEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM PUT YOUR NAME / POLISH TYPE IN SUBJECT LINE. MUST HAVE VALID US PASSPORT OR VALID US DRIVERS LICENSE AND SS CARD OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ANYONE THAT THIS MIGHT APPLY TO. PICTURE SELECTED BY DIRECTOR AND PRODUCTION! VERY PROMINENT SCENE! THINK POLISH THUG TYPES!!!

NOTE: “Blue Bloods” films quite frequently in Greenpoint. One has to wonder what, if anything, the Polish community hereabouts thinks of this. Anyone?

UPDATE, March 6th, 2015: We have another one, folks!

18-65 UNION AND NON UNION TO PORTRAY POLISH MALE SOCIAL CLUB PATRONS – AVAIL 3.10.15 READ! MUST HAVE ALL DAY AVAIL – THINK SKETCHY, CRIMINAL, MOB RELATED, POLISH NEIGHBORHOOD TYPES, ETC. NO CONFLICTS! PLEASE SUBMIT PHOTOS TO CBSBBEXTRAS@GMAIL.COM PUT NAME / POLISH TYPE IN SUBJECT LINE. MUST HAVE VALID US PASSPORT OR VALID US STATE ID WIT SS CARD OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE. NO CONFLICTS! PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAME, SIZES, UNION STATUS AND PHONE NUMBER IN BODY OF EMAIL. 2-5 PHOTOS ARE GREAT! ***LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO PORTRAY TRUE POLISH TYPES*** Rate: SCALE/0 Shoot Date: 3/10/2015

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: 860 Manhattan Avenue

Watchmaker Service March 2 2015 nys

Patrick Pumpkin nys

Patrick Pumpkin 2 nys

Three Times nys

Continuing on today’s theme (this being street justice) I present Patrick Pumpkin. I stumbled upon him while running errands this morning. In the annals of Garden Spot acts of discontentment employing edibles, this is a sullen twee whimper when, say, compared to this.* Those of you who feel so inclined to give Mr. Pumpkin a looksee be advised to keep your shutter-bugging/gawking on the downlow. The proprietress of this establishment vehemently dislikes such things. In fact, she may very well yell at you. “Deserve” has nothing to do with it.

*Which, for those of you who may be wondering, is the fruit (bad pun intended) of a disagreement between a citizen and the Department of Sanitation.  He complained to them about some matter or another. I do not recall what— it is really not important. What is important is that he made our Strongest angry. Angry enough— or so he alleged— that they dumped bags of rotten tomatoes in front of his property and then wrote him a ticket for them. I miss the good ol’ days sometimes…

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: L.A. Pizza & Convenience

LA Pizza and Convenience nys

I have seen a fair amount of signage over the years. The vast majority have employed threats— be they implicit or explicit— of physical violence. This one as you can see offers an alternative. Alas, I suspect the Greenpoint Library does not sport the exotic array of pornograpahy this establishment has. Believe you me, I am fairly certain it is the consumers of such stuff to whom this missive is directed. Nonetheless, well done!