Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Java Street Pop-up Park

August 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

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Everything is a lie nys

(Translation: “everything is a lie”)

A greenpoint miracle nys

And now, some good news: this afternoon, August 26th 2014, I bore witness to an actual fence being installed on the premises. Happy days!

East River Picnic table nys

Now if someone would fish the picnic table cum u-boat out of the East River we’ll be all aces!

birdsanduboat2

birds and uboat

AS you can see, the local wildlife do not seem to find it terribly compelling…

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Moondog*

Into ongoing traffic

Moondog

idiot running a red light

Fact learned yesterday evening while crossing Manhattan Avenue: apparently wearing some hybrid of a Mongolian and Viking helmet absolves you of obeying traffic laws. I realize the photographs are not great. I can assure there is a reason for this:

  • I was crossing the street in accordance with the traffic signal.
  • The above woman (who clearly had no intention of stopping) narrowly avoided hitting yours truly.
  • Instead, she veered into oncoming traffic on India Street where she almost hit a motorist (who was following the traffic laws and actually got out of her way).

This is how you become a statistic folks…

*For those of you who are not in the know as to who this fellow is, this should clear things up.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Greenpoint Avenue Selections

August 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Uncuttart nys

Wheaties nys

Taken August 26, 2014.

The Word On The Street: Java Street

Keep The Vibes nys

Taken August 26, 2014.

Urban Artifact: 661 Days & Counting!

Jailbear 8262014 nys

Jailbear Offerings 8262014 nys

Jailbear Soap Bubbles nys

Summer may be winding down— but Greenpoint’s beloved mascot, Jailbear, is celebrating in high style with a spectacular array of new offerings!

  • one plush sunflower
  • one Captain America Pez dispenser (unopened)
  • one bottle of soap bubbles

Urban Fur: Drake

August 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Drake nys

Special thanks go out to Drake’s “person”, M & W Laundromat’s very own Miriam, for coaxing a pose!

The Word On The Street, Part I: WE DID IT

WE DID IT nys

From McGuinness Boulevard.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Freeman Street

August 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Freeman at Manhattan 8222014 Horizontal nys

Taken August 22, 2014.

Urban Fur: Manhattan Avenue

August 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Mini Mart 1 nys

Mini Mart 2 nys

This magnificent beast’s place of enjoyment is the Mini Mart at 711 Manhattan Avenue. As you can see she opted to spend this lovely day in the shade watching the world go by. And, as I learned, I too was being watched. Noticing my interest in this comely cat a few fellows decided to give her head rubs and yours truly a little art direction. More specifically: they wanted me to shoot a photo of her from this angle.

By Request

We all agreed this one did not quite work.

She stopped being cute.

One of my collaborators noted. To wit I replied:

Of course she stopped being cute. She’s a cat. If you want cuteness on demand ask a dog.

From The New York Shitty Inbox…

August 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A fellow named James writes:

Hi Heather, this is James Jones. I’ve lived on Green St. for a very long time and I’m a big fan of Newyorkshitty.com. I am a filmmaker and a few months ago I had a chance to interview Steven Goldsholle, of Goldscholle plumbing on Manhattan Avenue,  a few days before he closed his business down. I made several film shorts from the interview. He talks about how Greenpoint has changed, the store’s history and his plans for retirement. If you think any of this may be of interest to your readers, please feel free to provide a link to this channel or one of the films. Either way, I’ll keep reading! Thanks.

Naturally I am not going to pass up a chance to share this. Without further ado, let ‘em roll!

Mr. Goldscholle and Greenpoint #1 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Mr. Goldscholle and Greenpoint #2 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Mr. Goldscholle and Greenpoint #3 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Mr. Goldsholle and Greenpoint #4 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Thanks so much for sharing this with me, James! A great many of us, including of course the local canines, miss us some Steve.