From Second Avenue at East 6 Street, East Village.
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
This weekend yours truly has been getting caught up on a few things I have been meaning to do, but have never gotten around to doing. One of these tasks has been organizing, scanning and uploading my collection of photographs from Williamspoint of yesteryear (such as the rather awesome one which graces the beginning of this post). I am proud to announce that I have begun this arduous process. Follows is a slide show featuring what I have processed so far. Enjoy!
As the previous sentence indicates, I am far from done with this project. You can anticipate more great old pictures in the (hopefully) near future! Tomorrow I will be featuring another slide show of some of my photographs taken in Williamspoint from 2001-2004 B.C. (before the real estate crash). Boy, how things have changed!
Filed under: 11211, 11222, 11231, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
This item comes courtesy of a friend of mine named Matt:
Hey there Heather!Â I know you don’t normally post much in the way of music videos but I thought I’d pass this onto you since a) I shot it and b) a lot of it was shot in Greenpoint/Williamsburg/Bushwick in front of a lot of the graffiti murals out there.Â At the very least, I hope you enjoy it!
Duly enjoyed, Matt. Thanks for sharing! Those of you who want to hear more of Will Pilot’s music can do so via their Myspace page.
From Green Street.
From Rodney Street.
Filed under: 11101, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Newtown Creek, Queens
Have you seen this craptacular mess on the Pulaski Bridge? I don’t know when it went up, but I saw it today and I HATE IT!!!!!
To answer your question, yes I have seen this “craptacular mess”. It would appear a number of people have. Many have questions about it, but few seem to like it. Blair comments (in this post I published November 19):
Well, I got an answer sooner than anticipated. After repeated calls to 311 and cruising the DOT website, I was lucky enough to look out my window and see the grafitti artist/stencil man at work on the south end of the Pulaski Bridge. I asked him if he and his gang of artists were also responsible for the wood bench tabletop gymnasium. He said yes. I asked how long it will remain up. He said 11 months. He asked if i liked it. I said I did not because it is cumbersome looking and looks as if only a person two feet tall could sit on it comfortably. But, I noted, others did like it. His response, â€œWell, thatâ€™s the point. You either like it or you donâ€™t.â€
So, there you go, the mystery of tree poop solved.
So there have you. For more reading about this piece of public art (and the testament to ineptitude that is the Pulaski bike lane “plan”) I heartily encourage you to read Restless’s post on the subject. You can do so by clicking here.
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Art
From Morgan Avenue.
From Manhattan Avenue.
From Rodney Street.