Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: 652 Days & Counting!

August 1, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Jailbear 812014 nys

Bacardi and Bear nys

The Face of Jailbear nys

Looks like Jailbear is taking the imminent closure of Lulu’s pretty hard. Or perhaps he is celebrating? Anyone out there know if teddy bears like pizza? Sorry folks, I have a very hard time feeling sorry for a business owner who:

  1. Didn’t seem to have an issue with the anti-gay clause in his lease— for a decade— until it became convenient to do so.
  2. Went on the record saying this:

They (gay establishments — Ed. note) do well because you don’t have issues of fighting,” he said. “They’re nice people, they’re wonderful to deal with. It’s easier. Typically you don’t have to offer food.

So apparently gay people do not eat or fight. Just goes to show you learn something new every day. Did I mention that watering holes in our fair city are required by law to offer food? Well, I just did.

UPDATE, 6:03 p.m.: It would appear that the owner of Lulu’s has been trying to sell this establishment for some time. An anonymous tipster writes:

(He) tried to sell me that place 3 years ago.  Crying the blues about not making money etc.  I was actually interested UNTIL I toured the space.  SHIT HOLE ….literally!  At that time the toilets were flushing INTO the basement!  Exposed wires, bad plumbing, mold, rotting floors and walls.  WAAAAAAAY too much work to bring the place up to code, so I declined.

So there you go.

UPDATE, 9:55 pm: It would appear my tipster was not “shit talking”.

DOBBIS113franklin

But the “truth” interferes with a really good story. READ: “click bait”.

Urban Artifact, Part III: Keep NYC Clean

Keep NYC Clean nys

Vacuum Cleaner nys

Taken July 22, 2014.

Urban Artifact, Part II: Stockholm Street

July 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Urban Artifact 

Stockholm Street 1

broomanddustpan

Taken July 20, 2014.

Urban Artifact: Special Crosstown Local Edition

Ever had the feeling you’re being watched? Yours truly had just such a premonition while riding our very own G train last weekend. So I looked out the window onto the tracks below and guess what?

guesswho

howdy ho

I was right! If anyone has lost a Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo, he can still be found on the Church Avenue tracks at Nassau Avenue.

still there

 

He is, how shall we say, a little worse for wear?*

facedowninsubwayslurry

*READ: face down in subway slurry.

Urban Artifact, Part II: Huron Street

Miss World NYS

This bowling ball appears to have been owned by a fellow named Tom. Any takers?

(Taken July 16, 2014.)

Urban Artifact: 636 Days & Counting!

Say It With Flowers NYS

Jailbear 7162014 NYS

Taken July 16, 2014.

Urban Artifact: West Street

West Street NYS

Anyone need a plunger?

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Clinton Hill Bear

June 25, 2014 ·
Filed under: Clinton Hill, Clinton Hill Brooklyn, Urban Artifact 

Taken (once again) by autovac.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Redacted

Jailbear 6162014 NYS

606 days and counting!

(Taken June 16, 2014.)

Urban Artifact: Special Crosstown Local Edition

Puttin on the Ritz NYS

Taken June 15, 2014.