New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Made In The Shade

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

A North 7 Street PSA

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Interestingly enough I found a used tampon only steps away from this missive. Stay classy, North 7 Street.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Havemeyer Street: Gratitude

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Speaking as someone who has had a number of individuals slam into me (because they were not watching where they were walking; they were futzing with some kind electronic device instead) and stare at me with expressions mixed with disdain and disgust, this small act of common courtesy made smile.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Metropolitan Avenue

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken May 26, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The CB1 Yahoo Group: What’s Up At 236 North 10 Street?

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

When I found this item in my daily summary of the unofficial Community Board 1 Yahoo group today I simply has to pass it along here. M writes:

This was in my inbox this morning, and have taken the liberty to repost it here. For those of who walk to the L on Roebling, you’ve likely noticed the blocked off sidewalk on the south side of the street between North 9 and North 10. For at least two years, a construction fence has enclosed the sidewalk at this location. It presents an especially unsafe condition when there are trucks
loading and blocking the sidewalk at the feather warehouse across the street. Pedestrians are forced to walk in the street to pass this block. From what I can tell, there seems to be no movement to develop the lot in question, so I am unclear how long this unsafe condition will exist or why it was created in the first place. I inquired about this to our councilmember Steven Levin, and was informed by his community liaison that I (and many others) should file complaints to 311.  That’s where you come into play.

Follows is a reply from a chap named Hunter. Please give it a read as he gives some excellent advice and appears to have volunteered to be a point person regarding this problematic property.

Filing a complaint to 311 takes about three minutes and can be achieved online (which is simpler than calling, in my opinion). Here are the steps: I’ve created this link to skip a few steps for you. From there you can select “sidewalk blocked by construction” and insert (or modify) the following description: “a construction fence has enclosed more than half the sidewalk on Roebling. It is impossible to walk on this side of the street without walking in the street. There is a warehouse and loading dock opposite the site on Roebling, and large trucks often block the sidewalk. It is impossible to walk on this section of Roebling without entering the busy street. It’s very unsafe.

The site address is 236 North 10th Street. From there you record your name (which is not required) and your email
address. The most important detail is to keep track of your service request number. Please send it to me, and I will share it with Levin’s staff. The more complaints they receive, the more likely they are to address the unsafe condition. If possible, please do so in the next few days because I plan to follow up with Levin next week.

Thanks.

Hunter

I myself have seen men entering and exiting this property through the various holes in the fence on a number of occasions. I seriously doubt these gentleman can possibly be up to any good. I also fear this site (given the presence of a number of derelict automobiles) is being used as a place to dispose of hazardous materials (as if the ‘Burgh needs more toxic stuff underfoot). If you too have seen this kind or any other kind of suspicious activity, object to the deplorable state of this lot or simply take issue with the manifold safety issues this unsecured property presents please call 311 and contact Hunter at: hfa99 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Miss Heather & Miss Mousey Brown. You can see her Flickr set documenting this eyesore by clicking here.

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Special 100 Degrees Fahrenheit & Counting Edition

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Today as I was walking around Williamsburg in the sweltering heat I made an interesting discovery: El Sol 25 (the artist responsible for the first three pieces gracing this post) has been amending his (?) work.  To cite an example: the piece featuring Harriet Tubman originally sported Andrew Johnson’s head. You can see what I am talking about by clicking here, and here.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Franklin Street

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken May 26, 2010.

Miss Heather

Daily Bloomblight: Roof Out

This has to be a north Brooklyn first: ordinarily when I see a “roof out” symbol on a building it is being razed to build a turd like this (which hails from Scholes Street). I suppose the East Williamsburg building boom has come full circle.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: Hug Life

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Flushing Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Ride

May 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Norman Avenue.

Miss Heather