Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
On a related note— and rounding posts on this “Columbus Day”— I would like to give a big New York Shitty salute to Business Insider for publishing what has to be one of the finest takedowns of the New York Times yours truly has ever read. Well done!
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Gentrification, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Taken September 26, 2014.
Filed under: 10002, Gentrification, Lower East Side, Lower East Side Manhattan, The Word On The Street
Filed under: 11106, 11211, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
A fulsome feral fella from Judge Street.
A pampered pussy just down the block.
Garfield in bondage via a truck grill a little further down. Maujer Street, methinks.
Naturally I had to check in on my favorite feral cat Callie. So I headed east on Meserole Street. Therein I discovered the “Cat Hotel”!
Alas, neither she nor her “friend” Peter were to be found. However, her on-again/off-again companion from across the street was holding court.
He’s one handsome— and thankfully ear-tipped— fellow.
And last, but hardly least, this lass.
She put on quite a show for yours truly— and in return got ample rubbins!
Filed under: 11211, Gentrification, Hooliganism, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
As discovered across the street from the Atlantic Attic vintage shop.
(Taken September 18, 2014.)
(Taken September 18, 2014.)
Taken by Denn-Ice.
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact
Taken today, September 14th, 2014, on Humboldt Street.
With the rapid development of Bushwick, wont be to long until it becomes BushSick
This item was brought to my attention by a person we’ll call “D”. A couple thoughts/observations:
- The grammar employed in this advertisement actually inflicted physical pain in yours truly.
- I have to wonder about the legality of what appears to be a basement apartment. Fire code, anyone?
Filed under: 10001, Gentrification, Illegal Hotels/AirBnb, Midtown, Midtown Manhattan, New York City
Yesterday I had the pleasure of sojourning with some good friends of mine. One fellow— we’ll call him “Q”— took me on a tour of Inwood. Simply put, it was awesome.
In return I showed “Q”, being a good host, a not terribly unfamiliar sight in our fair city…
I speak of none other than a Vacate Order!
It is accompanied by a Red Cross notice. This is getting interesting!
A “restraining order”? This a whole new game. One which I felt compelled to investigate when I got home.
Behold the copious number of actions (94) and violations (103). Impressive!
Converting a three bedroom apartment into a five bedroom apartment with two bedrooms twhich sport no windows. Nope, our Bravest ain’t gonna like that one bit!
No sprinklers either? Oh boy.
So they converted three floors of residential space— seven, nine and ten respectively– into hostel space and were in the process of converting floors six and four— without permits naturally. That nonsense is for rank amateurs and these urbanoasisnyc.com folks are superstars!
However their clients seemed to have liked them enough. You can see reviews, photos, etc. of this super-sized and quite illegal former hostel on Trip Advisor. Obviously they have not heard the news yet…