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: 11205, Bloomblight, Clinton Hill, Clinton Hill Brooklyn, Culture War, Street Justice, The Word On The Street
If this missive (which graces 203 Clifton Place) is to be believed, there’s a special pee spot just for you!
Just follow your nose next door to 207.
Go get ‘em tigers!
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Justice, The Natives Are Getting Restless, The Word On The Street
Manhattan Avenue at Eagle Street
I do not know where to even start here, so I’ll leave it at this; lest the “copy” and “graphics” were not a sufficient indication, the sheer quantity of these flyers I saw while walking around the neighborhood today make it quite clear “Tony” is pissed.
Franklin Street at Eagle Street
This would hardly be the first time I have heard of roosters calling our fair burgh home. What’s more, shortly after spotting this (regrettably incomplete) missive I actually heard the rooster in question. Ah, Greenpoint…
Filed under: 11222, Dog Shit Signage, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art, Street Justice, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
It would appear the Dog Poop Project has expanded its operation to Greenpoint— and on one yours truly’s favorite blocks no less. Bravo!
Credits: Special thanks go out to Diana Gee for this find. Thanks!
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Justice, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Stuff The Makes Heather Sad
Spotted on Kent Street February 21, 2013.
Forwarded to me by a concerned citizen from Java Street, February 20, 2013. He/she writes:
hey there, father john (and miss heather). you may have seen the attached flyer by now, but i wanted to pass it along to make sure you’re aware of it. i saw it in our vestibule… this morning and have been seething ever since. after the contretemps on milton street, those of us who pay attention to such affairs are aware of the character of the opposition and you’re probably more than prepared for tomorrow evening. we’ve all heard the nimby exaggerations about public pee-pee and poo-poo, but the suggestion that ascension will be “making money on the backs of java street residents” was particularly galling…
Let’s review numbers and facts.
from people and public officials who not only gave their names, but also contact information! To this end I will share footage I shot from last night’s meeting. Here we go!
- wishes to be apprised of the sex offenders in Greenpoint can do so here.
- wishes to volunteer at the Respite Center (and get to know the men who use it) can do so by contacting Pat McDonnell at Outreach via telephone at (347) 925 – 5532 or email at: ptmcdonn7 (at) aol (dot) com.
- wishes to get the scoop/details on the homeless “situation” hereabouts are invited to the Greenpoint Homeless Task Force Meeting. This will come to pass March 7th.
I am particularly interested in the lattermost. I want to know what resources are allocated for Greenpoint/North Brooklyn’s homeless women. I asked Mr. Sheehan if this would be covered at this meeting (provided one asked). He said it would. So there have you!
More to come…
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Justice, The Word On The Street
Taken February 12, 2013.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Justice
Jilly Ballistic (who was kind enough to bring this item to my attention) writes:
Found this wonderful draft on Huron Street. Thought you might enjoy it.
Although not on par with this, it does have a certain je ne sais quoi. Happy Friday!
Filed under: 11211, Dog Shit, Dog Shit Signage, Dung of the Day, Street Justice, The Natives Are Getting Restless, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Taken January 30, 2013.
Filed under: 11211, Street Justice, The Natives Are Getting Restless, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
New York Shitty analysis:
- I have to say the prospect of vigilantes wearing “sickening” outfits sounds mighty intriguing. However— and to reference a fine film called My Cousin Vinny…
Will the person/miscreant whose ass has been kicked honestly care about the apparel his assailant(s) was/were wearing? On Bedford Avenue it is a distinct possibility…
Filed under: 11206, 11211, 11222, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Justice, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Unless you have been on vacation in Timbuktu, fellow north Brooklynites, you are undoubtedly aware of the recent allegations of sexual harassment as practiced by the fellow at left: the
Honorable Assemblyman Vito Lopez. I for one found the whole affair so repulsive I saw fit to mention it on this site.
Mr. “Gropez” (as I have taken to calling him) has received a great deal of media attention as a result. I do not see this changing in the foreseeable future. The same goes for commentary* and questions tendered by my fellow citizens— and I can assure you there are many. But as of late the prevailing sentiment seems to be as follows:
Why haven’t our elected officials/public servants spoken up about (or at least acknowledged) this turn of events?
I for one think this is an excellent question.
Let’s take Christopher Olechowski, for example. As you can see from the above piece of campaign literature our current chair of Community Board 1 purports to be the voice of our community. I find this fascinating given he continues to be curiously quiet. To my knowledge Mr. Olechowski has yet to respond to inquiries regarding his “leadership” role in the fight against the TGE plant or requests that he participate in a debate with our current 50th Assembly District Leader, Lincoln Restler.
Perhaps silence is the voice of our community? The lack of any acknowledgement— much less a response— from fellow Assemblyman Joseph Lentol regarding Mr. “Gropez’s” alleged activities would certainly indicate this. But I digress.
This morning I:
- a resident of Community Board 1
- a constituent of the 50th Assembly District and
- a very pissed off registered voter with a vagina (and free time)
mulled the matter over. Finally I decided:
Fuck it. If they want to act like there’s not a problem, I will remind them there is one. On their proverbial doorstep.
So I dug into my war chest of Crayola sidewalk crayons (mere sidewalk chalk would not suffice), tossed on some flip-flops and took a walk.
A very long walk.
Here’s the deal, folks…
These public servants work for us, not the other way around. They are accountable to us, their constituents. Our votes can and have placed these individuals in office— and our votes can remove them. How much time and/or effort would have been required of Mr. Olechowski, Mr. Lentol or, dare I say, our City Councilman** to simply state (or have a staff member “tweet”) the following:
In light of recent allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez, I (insert name here) want to make it clear I do not condone sexual harassment. I want to assure you, my constituents/neighbors, I will be watching this matter very carefully.
My educated guess would be “very little”— and yet this has yet to happen. Think about this when you cast your votes in upcoming elections, north Brooklynites.
I know I will.
UPDATE, August 30, 2012: I have received both an email and telephone call from Mr. Lentol! You can read the first by clicking here.
*Including my personal favorite. A piquant observation which comes from a lady named Sarah:
Hey, Vito, don’t let the door hit you in the DICK on the way out.
**Stephen Levin, former Chief of Staff for Mr.