Taken November 28, 2010.
From North 10 Street.
Who says true love cannot be found on the L train!
Filed under: 10014, 11222, Bum Shit, Crosstown Local, Culture War, Dung of the Day, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Manhattan, New York City, Other Shit, Subway
Contrary to what some might think yours truly exercises some semblance of ethics when photographing people on the street. It is neither my purpose nor my desire to laugh at people. Which brings me to this.
I cannot tell a lie: I had a lot of trouble suppressing a chuckle.
But given the rather, um, copious notices I spied when exiting the Crosstown Local at India Street this afternoon can you blame a man (or woman) for being dazed and confused— or dare I say: possibly a wee bit pissed off— by our mass transit system? This is the real Greenpoint, folks— and don’t you forget it!
Fortunately there are intrepid souls who see fit— quite literally— to cut the crap.
CASE IN POINT: the Spring Street station in SoHo.*
*Yes, that is a pile of human feces peeking out from under this flier-cum-asswipe.
Filed under: 10003, 10009, East Village, East Village Manhattan, New York City, Street Art
Taken November 29, 2010.
P.S.: Note the woman picking up her dog’s poop. Kudos!
Taken by algul siento.
Taken November 29, 2010.
When I arrived at Immigration Court this morning there was quite the Garden Spot presence in effect. Kathleen and Christina, two of the lovely ladies spearheading Pablo Airaldi’s cause, were present. As were many other Greenpoint notables including (but not limited to) the inimitable Ziiggy (as seen above in the black leather jacket)…
…and his guitar! In fact, the turn-out was such that only a handful of individuals were allowed into the court room. The judge presiding over Pablo’s case opined (while thumbing a rather thick stack of letters advocating that Mr. Airaldi be allowed to stay in our fair community/country) that he was happy that everyone who sent in letters did not show up. If I had to hazard to guess:
- He was impressed!
- 201 Varick Street, Room 1140 was probably host to more tattoos and piercings this morning than the previous 364 mornings combined!
As I was waiting outside with Juliet Linderman (and talking Garden Spot shop) a late-comer arrived. He stated that instead of possibly encountering trouble with security he buried his tools in the planter out front. Guess what?
He wasn’t kidding.
Otherwise Pablo’s case has been adjourned until January 6, 20101. Until next year!
P.S.: Special props go out to the men working security who let Ziiggy bring in his guitar! Too bad he didn’t play it for our/the court-goers edification.
P.S. #2: This post goes out to my buddy Mieszko at Beata Delicatessen who not only serves up a good cup of coffee before damned near anyone else in this ‘nabe, but commented to yours truly (after I requested a large cup of black coffee):
Thanksgiving can be kind of hard.
To wit I replied:
That’s not the problem. I am headed to a deportation hearing.
Mieszko (wide-eyed): For you?
Me: Unfortunately I was born in Waco, Texas. They cannot get rid of my kind so easily. No worries, I am certain they are working on it.
He found this quite amusing.
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Enia (who sent me the above photograph) writes:
Thought I’d send you a local restaurant update. Not sure when this happened, but passed Vertuccios on Tuesday night, and well…. it looks like Vertuccio’s is no more. Instead, we’re getting Park Place Wine Bar & Restaurant.
Perhaps this means that neon sign will be taken down?
Would you mind posting the Friends of the Greenpoint Library’s Holiday Throw Down?
This upcoming Friday, December 3, starting at 9:00 p.m. The Diamond will be hosting the Holiday Throwdown. Live D.J.s, a photo booth and $1.00 raffle whose proceeds will benefit our very own library are among the delights promised. You can get the full rundown by perusing this event’s Facebook page. Check it out!
Kill Devil Hill’s/Friends Of The Greenpoint Library Holiday Throwdown
December 3, 2010 starting at 9:00 p.m.
43 Diamond Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222