Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, The Word On The Street, Wow
As spotted across the street from the local Democratic Club. Is there such a thing as a log cabin Democrat? In any case, it sort of reminds me of grandma’s house. Well, except for the anarchy symbols and I never recollected her saying anything about insects’ weeping assholes. Grandma Heather was a lot more “old school” in that respect and simply inquired as to whether or not I had a bowel movement every time I patronized the bathroom. The fact that I, being a child, had no idea what a bowel movement was was irrelevant. Ah memories…
As forwarded to me by my buddy Brian at Bay Ridge Odyssey:
I hope you are doing well. A friend of mine wanted me to pass this along to the Greenpoint sites – bi-monthly swaps will be held at the Greenpoint Shul on Noble Street, starting this Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. (poster attached, relevant info is below)
Sunday, November 10th, 1pm to 4pm
Sunday, January 12th 1pm to 4pm
Sunday, March 9th 1pm to 4pm
Greenpoint Shul, 108 Noble Street Located between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street. www.greenpointshul.org
MEN’S, WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, SHOES, BOOKS, TOYS, BICYCLES, SMALL ELECTRONICS, PHONES & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Drop off your cleaned gently-used & working items & browse the selection. Take as much as you can carry!
$5 suggested donation to cover costs
Everything left over will be donate to the Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition , a Federally recognized Non For Profit charity www.1in9.org
Taken by Chris Polinsky.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact
This item hails from a tree pit on Java Street and was captured by a very nice fellow named Paul (who also happens to author the blog Daily Oliver). He writes:
Looks like the tree I found this next to might be pregnant!
In closing (and to borrow/adapt commentary from a friend of this fellow):
This brings a whole new meaning to the term “tree hugger”.
Cheers— or would that be congratulations— and thanks again Paul for letting me share this fascinating urban artifact!
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
It would appear yours truly netted a write-in vote for City Council, 33rd District. What else can I say other than I am touched by the endorsement (or at least the protest vote)! Now if you do not mind, gentle readers, I am off to knock out my acceptance speech…
UPDATE, November 7, 2013: It would appear I have received three votes for City Council, two for Mayor (!) and one for Brooklyn Borough President. Wow.
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
As spied this morning at 1059 Manhattan Avenue. Get out there and vote today, north Brooklynites!
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, The Word On The Street
From West Street.
Filed under: 11222, Asshole, BULLSHIT, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Hooliganism, Street Justice, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, The Word On The Street
Today yours truly opted to take a brief constitutional around north ‘Point. As I did I noticed that Charles Hynes, or more specifically his supporters, have seen fit to press the manifold number of construction fences hereabouts into service as billboards. The above missive can be found on Green Street between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street. I just about shot coffee out of my nose when I read the tag line at the bottom:
Do not let political corruption take over the DA’s Office
Excuse me if I am wrong here but I suspect the reason Mr. Hynes was defeated, by quite a commanding margin I’ll add, by Ken Thompson in the Democratic Primary was due to the fact folks hereabouts are tired of political corruption in the Brooklyn DA’s office. Then again, it has been established that Mr. Hynes does not seem to see it this way. That’s why he is running as a Republican. But I digress.
When I reached Greenpoint Avenue I was faced with this fellow’s visage once more. I was like:
Enough is enough.
And proceeded across the street to tear these damned things down. As I got closer I made an amusing discovery— one which made me reconsider my “plan of action”. It made me smile— and proud to be a Greenpointer!
Well done, anonymous Greenpoint hooligan. WELL DONE!
UPDATE, 6:06 p.m.: It has been brought to my attention that SANO (whose sign can been seen on the fence on Green Street) has had its license revoked for non-payment of taxes. Don’t take my word for it:
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF
Ever had one of those moments when a something— let’s say gut instinct— tells you:
Something has changed here.
Well, I had one such moment today while visiting the Java Street Pop-Up Park.
No gentle readers, I am not making reference to the fence which has found its way into the East River. That came to my attention on October 8th. No, this is something else.
There used to be something here as I recall. A park bench, perhaps?
Why yes, that’s what was there!!! I wonder where it went?
Oh, I see it has joined its friend the fence for a dip in the East River.
Impressive. But of course, I doubt this would have been possible had the fence been repaired in a timely fashion. But it wasn’t—- so now we have this vision to greet visitors disembarking from the East River Ferry. I am certain it will work wonders for our burgeoning tourism industry.
I imagine it is only a matter of time before a goose gets hurt on the barbed wire on said fence. For all I know this may have happened already. It’s not like they have the ability to call 911…
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
Taken November 1, 2013.