The Brooklyn “Renaissance”

The Brooklyn Renaissance

Ever wondered what Brooklyn real estate pundits and their minions talk about during a $125.00 a head breakfast? Well, gentle readers, the wait is over. Thanks to an anonymous tipster I have a twenty page transcript of yesterday’s “Brooklyn Renaissance” breakfast at Industry City. It is quite something. “Innovation Alley”, anyone?

UPDATE, October 1st, 12:43 PM: For those of you who may be interested in listening to an audio transcript of these proceedings, here you go!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

Consume NYS

Taken September 30, 2015.

This Weekend: McGolrick Park Sweep

September 30, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Fall Clean Up

Any/all who are interested in participating can get more information by clicking here. In closing, I feel compelled to advise volunteers to watch out for “sharps”.




These were found at McGolrick Park on August 26th.

UPDATE: This event has been postponed.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: And Now A Word From The 94th Precinct

September 30, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Via an anonymous tipster:

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male wanted in connection with a forcible touching that occurred at approximately 0300 hours on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the intersection of Freeman Street and Manhattan Avenue in the confines of the 94 Precinct.

A 37-year-old female victim was walking her dog when the suspect approached her and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect then walked away but returned and had a physical altercation with the victim before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is an Hispanic male, 5’8″, 200 lbs, wearing blue hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.

See attached video (captured after the first assault, and before the physical altercation).

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Trash Talk

Trash Talk NYS

Driggs Avenue cropped nys

Taken September 28, 2015.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Laundry Day

Panty Rainbow! nys

In New York City “privacy” is a relative thing. CASE IN POINT: this prayer flag-esque arrangement of panties which tickled my fancy. I imagine for the next week or so when I knock around the neighborhood I will be wondering who the festively-pantied person is. Simple pleasures, folks…

(Taken September 26, 2015.)

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: DIY

DIY a la the Avenue nys

Taken September 21, 2015.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

Change It NYS

Taken September 21, 2015.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Today at 981 Manhattan Avenue

981 3 nys

981 1 cropped nys

x marks the spot nys

981 4 cropped nys

FACT: Our Bravest get quite angry when someone conceals a “hazard” marker they have seen fit to place on a building. In this case of course the building in question is 981 Manhattan Avenue. Well done, guys!

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

September 18, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 




Looks like someone has been busy…

(Taken September 18, 2015.)