Filed under: 11206, 11211, Brooklyn, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Ridgewood, Ridgewood Queens
(in Brooklyn, that is)
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.
2. 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…
Filed under: 11206, Criminal Activity, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF
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.
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Urban Artifact, Urban Fur
One of yours truly’s favorite ferals, Callie, holds court.
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!
Taken August 29, 2013.
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Feral Furniture
As spied on Boerum Street today, August 29, 2013. Where’s John Cleese when you need him?
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, The Word On The Street
Taken August 29, 2013.
Taken August 29, 2013.
Filed under: 11385, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Ridgewood, Ridgewood Queens, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
I arrived home from today’s peregrinations to find another piece of campaign “literature” from Vito “Gropez” Lopez in my inbox. Here’s what my tipster had to say about it:
The latest from Vito. Too bad there’s no reference anywhere to any of these events actually happening.
New York Shitty analysis:
- Well, methinks it has already been established that Mr. Lopez has a rather unconventional view of what constitutes “the truth”.
- “Renaissance”: one person’s (Vito’s) Renaissance is another person’s “displacement”.
- I for one would like it if “Gropez” would expound upon why he is running for City Council in the first place…
Filed under: 11206, 11211, 11222, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Ever since I have posted the good news about Mr. Gropez’s lack of Photoshop skills (part of which can be seen above), I have been wondering:
Who was the fellow who lost his head?
I suspect my comrade over at the New York Daily News, Celeste Katz, has as well. She writes:
A moustached man with glasses stands between the two in the middle of the original photo…
Well thanks to an anonymous tipster I have ascertained the identity of this fellow… (drum roll please)
Will the Honorable Richard Velasquez, stand up please! Now of course the question (in my mind, anyway) is why Gropez and friends saw fit to remove him. Anyone?
P.S.: You can (and should) see the original New York Daily News article from which I grabbed the above insert by clicking here. Otherwise, you can read the follow-up article wherein Gropez says the Photoshopping is no big deal and he and Hillary are buds by clicking here.
Filed under: 11206, 11211, 11385, Brooklyn, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Ridgewood, Ridgewood Queens, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Gropez truly is the gift that keeps on giving. In this case a “birthday card” sent to a woman in the 34th City Council District— a month late. As you can see she has taken this missive in good humor (and context). Vito writes:
I wish that for every extra candle on your cake, you receive an extra reason to smile. Happy Birthday to you!
That “come hither” look and comb-over. Wow, just wow.