And Now A Word From Our City Councilman

January 26, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, BULLSHIT, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Green Street nys

lil levinYou know this guy. He’s been off the radar for a long time. Well, Waldo Levin resurfaced recently.

On the Internets.

It was in regards to a traffic light being installed at Green Street and Manhattan Avenue:

Our City Councilman writes:


This is total and utter bullshit. I resided at Green Street and Manhattan Avenue for ten years. 2002- 2012. I know. I complained to the Transportation Chair of Community Board 1: Karen Nieves. Joe Lentol got involved as well. Levin only took interest after he moved to said block.

What more/worse: the EIS report (please tell me Levin if I am “talking down to you”, after all you have a degree from Brown, I only have a MFA in Fine Art) states quite clearly:

Green Street and Manhattan Avenue should have had a traffic signal. Years ago.

Thanks Councilman Levin.

Thanks for taking credit for something we were already fighting and entitled to. It only shows how poorly you have served the north end of your district. A man had to die to get a traffic light. You can review this report in its entirety here. Here’s a comment from my blog some might find useful:

FYI – the Environmental Impact statement from the Greenpoint Williamsburg requires a stoplight here, as part of the unavoidable impacts from the rezoning:

“Manhattan Avenue/Green Street To address the proposed action’s impact to eastbound Green Street at Manhattan Avenue in the AM peak hour, it is proposed to install a traffic signal with a 90-second cycle length at this unsignalized intersection. As shown in Tables 22-2 through 22-4, with a 48-second northbound-southbound phase and a 42-second eastbound phase, signalizing this intersection would fully mitigate the AM peak hour impact to the eastbound approach. In the AM peak hour, the eastbound approach would operate at LOS D with the proposed signal compared to LOS E with stop control under the proposed action. The eastbound approach and all other approaches would otherwise operate at LOS C or better in all periods with the proposed signal.”Page 22-11…/pdf/greenpointwill/gw_feis_ch_22.pdf

Today: Community Board 1 Human Services Committee Meeting


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

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!

The Word On The Street, Part II: Leonard Street

Be Here Now NYS

Taken January 19, 2015.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Moultrie Street

January 19, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Reflection Water Testing Station 2

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.

Greenpoint Reservoir 2

Upon closer inspection I concurred that the Mister’s suggested moniker “The Greenpoint Reservoir” is much more apropos.

Lake Shiticaca 600

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.

Quicklink: Have You Seen This Man?

January 15, 2015 ·
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…

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Moving On Up…


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.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Noble Street

Noble Street 1152015 nys

Taken January 13, 2015.

Urban Artifact: Manhattan Avenue Edition

January 13, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Bagel Holder nys

Thank You nys

Taken January 11 & 13, 2015.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Milton Street

Agreed nys

Taken January 13, 2015.

The Word On The Street: Manhattan Avenue

Big Dick nys

Yummy Taco Meets Big Dick nys

Taken January 13, 2015.