As I write this post the Department of Buildings is vacating 249 Norman Avenue (a loft conversion located between Monitor and North Henry Street). The Red Cross has been brought in to assist residents with temporary shelter, etc. This is all I know at this time.
To be continued…?
P.S.: On a somewhat-related note (this being the Department of Buildings) it would appear the Manhattan District Attorney’s office along with the Department of Investigation and NYPD has announced arrests and criminal charges regarding the bribing of Department of Buildings and Housing Preservation And Development personnel. Not surprisingly, it would appear some of the properties involved are in Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick. See for yourself. Here’s a teaser:
…bribes in the form of approximately $200,000 for home mortgage payments, a Nissan Rogue SUV, a GMC Terrain SUV, and a Royal Caribbean cruise, as well as cash for airline tickets, home renovations, and other personal expenses…
Reading is truly believing, folks…
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Justice, The Word On The Street
Taken February 8, 2015.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact
There’s presently a rather spectacular array of discarded electronics on Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street. This iMac (which somehow found its way inside a tree pit) struck me as a true stand-out. What’s more, these can be retrofitted into rather nifty cat beds for those who may be so inclined and want to save a few bucks…
(Taken February 4, 2015.)
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Urban Artifact
Somehow I am reminded of the adage emblazoned on the Farley Post Office:
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these
couriersPrison Bear from the swift completion of their appointed roundsvigilant watch over Greenpoint Avenue.
And of course two sets of bars do not hurt. In any case, he has an acquired a new and rather apropos companion in the manner of a penguin. Excellent.
Filed under: 11206, 11211, 11222, 11249, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
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!
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, The Word On The Street
Taken January 19, 2015.
Today— being as it is Martin Luther King Day— the Mister (who had the day off) and I took a walk. This vision greeted us at the intersection of Moultrie Street and Meserole Avenue. I, noting this wonder of nature is a
shitting spitting distance from the Shit Tits, dubbed it Lake Shiticaca.
Upon closer inspection I concurred that the Mister’s suggested moniker “The Greenpoint Reservoir” is much more apropos.
Those of you who want to take your model motor (or U) boats for a spin— or have a few dozen rubber duckies (this being north Brooklyn, I am certain someone does)— may wish to exploit this bit of Greenpoint Glory while it lasts.
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
At first glance I thought this was an item from The Onion. This appears not to be the case. If you have seen this fellow or know of his whereabouts the NYPD would very much like to hear from you. You can learn how and get the whole story by clicking here. Otherwise I’d be remiss by not noting:
1. Shit like this makes me miss the days when folks simply went to the C Town, feasted and left the remains (including a half-eaten pierogi) in the dairy section.
2. The resemblance this chap has to the following fellows is remarkable.
Beastie Boys video from 1994 = the disguise of choice for this fellow. Up and coming/”hip” neighborhood = a more advanced class of (ironic?) criminals.
For those of you who may be unaware/not in the know: the 94th Precinct has a Twitter account. Just today they announced January is “National Stalking Awareness Month”. Better late than never I suppose…
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
Given recent events I am pleased to pass along some good news:
Imagic Studio will not be leaving Greenpoint. Rather, they will be relocating to 937 Manhattan Avenue and are slated reopen “MID – FEB”.
Speaking as someone who has relied on this family-run business for all manner and variety of large format printing (they do a smash-up job with nice prices to boot), I give this development two enthusiastic New York Shitty thumbs up.