The Word On The Street: Season’s Greetings From Second Avenue

Second Avenue at East 5 Street nys

As spotted today just around the corner from the premises of the 9th Precinct. Closing on a related note…

  • Free Williamsburg has seen fit to publish a handy map of the establishments in Williamsburg which will be participating in this year’s SantaCon event. One establishment offers mechanical bull rides. Drunk Santa Testosteronathon + mechanical bull rides = culling the herd.
  • E.V. Grieve has excellent coverage regarding the “back and forth” between a number of elected officials and Norman Seigel, SantaCon’s hired attorney. I encourage any/all north Brooklyn residents to give it a read as I for one found the coalition of elected officials who saw fit to sign this letter almost as interesting as the ones who did not. Inasmuch as I can tell (and by all means correct me if I am wrong), the only signee who represents north Brooklyn (READ: Greenpoint/Williamsburg) is Daniel Squadron. This of course begs a number of questions. It should be noted the Brooklyn Borough President’s name is not to be found either. Not that I find this surprising, mind you. I don’t.

Urban Artifact: North 14 Street

November 9, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11249, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

North 14 Street nys

Dirty Girl nys

Taken November 9, 2015.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Impede

August 5, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11249, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Impede

Taken by Jonathan Percy.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: North 10 Street

August 3, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11249, Gentrification, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

williamsburg is dead long live williamsburg nys

The things one sees in Williamsburg nowadays. For those of you who may not be in the know, the area around where this photos was taken (91 North 10 Street) is, depending on one’s point of view,  either glorified pile of rubble or one giant construction site. This being August it is hot, quite dusty and of course: very loud. So you can imagine my surprise when I walked around the corner of Wythe Avenue onto North 10 Street nice and early this morning and stumbled upon this vision: a woman, tuned out and coffee in tow, meditating. In the background is (or at least was) Vice magazine’s office. To the right, yet another yuppie farm in progress. Need I write anything more? No, I think not.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Community Board 1 Brooklyn SLA Committee Meeting

Agenda SLA Committee CB1 BK 8 2015 nys

In all my years of authoring this site, I do not recall there ever being a meeting of any kind conducted by our local Community Board in the summer. I guess there’s a first time for everything. As you can see, gentle readers, the SLA Committee has quite a hefty agenda on their plate!

Urban Fur: Kent Avenue

July 18, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11249, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

The Worlds Saddest Dog Kent Avenue Edition NYS

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado I present the world’s saddest face as sported by the world’s saddest dog.

(Taken July 17, 2015.)

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Wythe Avenue

April 22, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Wythe Avenue nys

Taken April 22, 2015.

The Word On The Street, Part II: North 6 Street

North 6 Street nys

Taken April 22, 2015.

The Word On The Street: North 12 Street

April 22, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11249, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

North 12 Street nys

Taken April 22, 2015.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Discovery At East River State Park

March 16, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Wow, WTF 

deadchicken1cp nys

A fellow named Chris writes on March 15th (AKA: The Ides of March):

What is with all these dead birds being found? Saw this today on the waterfront of the east river state park. The next photo, you may not want to look at while eating.

deadchicken2cp nys

Indeedy. Clean up in aisle five…

Seriously folks, why? How? Ew.