Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: What’s Up At Duraflex Harte?

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Those of you who were wondering what the hell was going on at the old plastics factory which straddles Clay and Dupont Street yesterday, here you go. Apparently a fellow broke and entered in order to filch copper so as to sell for scrap. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: if the scrap metal establishments hereabouts were required to issue checks— not cash— we would probably see a lot less of this kind of thing. Conducting a sting operation of establishments which are knowingly purchasing stolen city property probably would not hurt either…

Photo Credits: Michael Hofmann.

The Word On The Street: Not

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Taken July 11, 2014.

Urban Artifact: West Street

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Anyone need a plunger?

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Good News!

kitkatNYSI have just received word that KitKat (as seen at left)  is back home safe and sound. Perhaps that wild storm that just blew through well— how shall we say— “motivated” her to better appreciate “domesticity”? She ain’t talking!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue Fashion Watch

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When I saw this woman braving the heat in such magnificent style I simply had to document it for posterity. Of course in the interest of full disclosure it should be noted that I may be a mite bit biased…

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From The New York Shitty Inbox: KitKat Is Lost!

July 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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A very nice lady named Colleen writes:

KitKat got out sunday morning and has been gone since …she was last seen on Oak street. Please call 646-251-3418

If you have seen this lass, please call her person at the above-listed phone number. A reward is being offered.

UPDATE, July 9, 2014: She is back home safe and sound. Yay!

Urban Fur: Greenpoint Deli & Grocery

July 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

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Loss prevention specialist and all-around cuteness ninja Ash keeps a careful eye on the candy.

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Stolen On The 4th Of July

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This makes two bikes which have recently been stolen in Greenpoint. Hmm…

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: Au Contraire

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The dissent here was done via Sharpie Marker— as opposed to yours truly’s middle finger)— but the sentiment is more or less the same. On a related note, Airbnb’s advertising campaign (so as to win over the hearts and minds of New Yorkers) has merited attention from the New York Times. This article regarding the “sharing economy” is also quite interesting. Pardon me for asking, but if money is exchanged isn’t that commerce?

P.S.: Am I the only person who is wondering exactly how many of these depicted Airbnb “hosts” are paying the applicable taxes for and have permission from their landords for engaging in this “sharing”? Anyone?

From The New York Shitty Inbox: And Now A Word From The MTA

In an alert sent at 12:39 p.m.:

b/d, there is no G train service b/t Bedford-Nostrand Avs & Court Sq, due to FDNY activity at Greenpoint Av. Allow additional travel time.

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I went to the scene to see what was going on (one NEVER has to twist my arm for a chance to talk to New York’s Bravest*). Apparently there is a fire in the tunnel. They have all the entrances to the G at Greenpoint buttoned down pretty good. Those of you who presently require the services of the Crosstown Local G between Bedford Nostrand and Court Square would be best advised to find another means of transit for the time being.

1:53 pm: Folks are being allowed to enter the subway at India Street so I am guessing everything is A-ok.

*I noted that I appreciated their hard work and noted it has gotta suck to wear all that gear on a day like this one. One fellow agreed it was  “a little hot”. To wit I replied:

This is swampass weather.

They were amused.