Urban Fur: Flickinger Glass Works

It is not terribly often that I see a senior “working class cat”. This is a shame because there is a certain dignity and gravity about them. Today, however, was one such occasion. A lovely lady enjoying some springtime sunshine (if not the temperature to match)!

Urban Artifact: The Wolf of Crosby Street

March 3, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10012, New York City, SoHo, SoHo Manhattan, Urban Fur 

Taken February 27, 2014.

Urban Fur: Nassau Avenue

Let’s facts: squirrels are cute. But as I learned on Nassau Avenue this afternoon they are especially so when feasting on what appears to be a donut— and he (she?) thinks I may very well take that donut! As many “in the know” hereabouts understand all too well: we Greenpointers take our donuts VERY seriously!

Sort of reminds me of local “real politick”, truth be told…

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: On The Waterfront

See that grey stuff? That’s Manhattan.

Yup.

Once again: Yup.

One more time: Yup.

The good news: the feral felines which North Brooklyn Cats (lovely ladies all) trapped, neutered and released appear to be doing well!

The bad news: the park bench* and fence** gracing this piece of much-needed “open space” are still submerged.

What’s more, they now have a most unusual urban artifact to give them company.

A safe.

Make that an EX safe.

Welcome to Greenpoint.

Repeat after me:

Graffiti— not landlord neglect; definitely not a lack of investment and especially NOT enforcement of the law by our fair city— is ruining the neighborhood…

*Aquatic since at least November 3, 2013.
**Wrecked since at least October 8, 2013.

Urban Fur: Are You Being Served?

November 13, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

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Taken November 13, 2013.

Urban Fur: Meet Chupi

October 6, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11105, Astoria, Astoria Queens, Urban Fur 

Meet Chupi

One Big Hombre

Android phone establishes a sense of scale

This magnificent beast (who I was told— and totally believe— weighs 20 pounds) holds court at Jolsons Fine Wines.

Urban Fur: Stripes

September 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Stripes

From Manhattan Avenue.

Urban Fur: Chillaxin’

September 29, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

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Taken September 29, 2013.

Urban Fur: Fortunato’s

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Holding court over one of north Brooklyn’s pre-eminent pastry shops is a tough job. But as you can see, Rocco takes it all in stride!

Urban Fur: Division Avenue

September 10, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken September 9, 2013.