Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, The Word On The Street
Valentine’s Day may have come and gone— but on Huron Street the love goes on. I have no idea who this Liu lady is but she’s one lucky gal!
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek
You can (and should) read the rest here. On a (somewhat) related note, it would appear there is a tax lien on 51 Ash Street. This is of course the location of the “new and improved” boat house.
How/why does that sound familiar? Anyone?
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
Taken February 14, 2014.
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, The Word On The Street
In honor of Valentine’s Day I am going to share a curiosity I recently discovered during my peregrinations.
Someone has seen fit to place hearts on the L Train icons on the subway entrances along Metropolitan Avenue.
Where is love for our very own Crosstown Local, you ask? Well, it took some persistence— but I think I found it.
Anyone care to take a stab at deciphering this?
P.S.: This post is dedicated to our Community Board’s very own Public Safety chair. Today is his birthday. Sto Lat!
Per an anonymous tipster this is it! Note the six story excrescence in the background. Click here and especially here and see this post-Modernist atrocity for yourselves. I for one found it interesting/odd that this was supposedly going to be located at Bushwick Inlet and the architect is different than the one listed as filing the plans 12/30/2013. Hmm…
UPDATE, 7:41 pm: A fellow named Will writes:
Your tipster has misled you. The boathouse renderings you posted are ten years old, part of a 2004 design competition focused on Bushwick Inlet.
You can read all about it here.
Taken by autovac.
Taken by Gotham Ruins.
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
I suppose it will come as no surprise that the Newtown Creek Alliance has seen fit to issue a “statement” supporting the “new and improved” boathouse. Exactly how they could do so without actually seeing the plans (and I have been assured by a board member she has not seen them— this same person was not in favor of issue a statement regarding this facility) makes one wonder exactly who is greasing the wheels so to speak. In any case, it speaks volumes about a so-called environmental organization— or at least their more strident members— when they are willing to do “business” with someone who was busted for operating an illegal waste trade facility— LAST YEAR. And of course there’s those Federal tax liens to consider. Not too sure I want to give money to such a person— but what do I know?
I will leave you with one question, gentle readers:
If this new and improved boathouse is so great, why was it not even made public until a blogger (me) broke the story?
This stinks to high heaven, folks…
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art
Taken February 10, 2014.