From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Chico

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Taken by Single Linds Reflex.

East Williamsburg Street Art du Jour: Happening!

August 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Meserole Street.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Scowl

August 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Don’t Litter

August 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

'Please Don't Litter' A Jilly Ballistic and Enzo & Nio PSA

Taken by BKLYNgraffiti.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Rust

August 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Berry Street.

New York Shitty Street Art du Jour: LMNOP

August 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11212, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Bedford Avenue.

TOMORROW: Zombiefest

August 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This item comes courtesy of a lady named Allison. Tomorrow, August 31st starting at 6:30 p.m., Williamsburg’s very own Cove will be hosting “Zombiefest”, a fundraiser for the New York City Food Bank. Following are the details per this event’s Facebook page:

Brooklyn, NY — The Cove and hostess Allison Love announce “Zombiefest 2011 Fundraiser” — a fundraiser to benefit this year’s upcoming Zombiefest charity event.

Join The Cove for a charity event/fundraiser to support the Food Bank For New York City’s continuous efforts to fight hunger in the five boroughs. This event will take place at The Cove on 108 N 6th Street in Williamsburg. It will be held on Wednesday, August 31st starting at 6:30 p.m.

During the fundraiser, there will be musicians, bands, a poet, comedians, and improv groups to entertain:

Bands/Musicians:

  • Robb and his Handsome Few
  • Lauren Levy
  • Hani and the Thief
  • Gandhi

Poet:

  • Meghann Plunkett

Comedians:

  • Brian Frange
  • Stephanie Hunter
  • Anthony Zenhauser

Improv groups:

  • Schwartzlander
  • Mr. Fahrenheit

There will be a beer special and a portion of the proceeds made will also benefit the Food Bank For New York City.

Food Bank For New York City (http://www.foodbanknyc.org/) recognizes 28 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research.

The Cove ( http://thecovenyc.com/ ) has been around for about 2 1/2 years and is a sizeable bar located at 108 N 6th Street in the heart of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

WHAT: Zombiefest 2011 Fundraiser – a Charity Event/Fundraiser to Benefit the Food Bank For New York City

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31st from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE: The Cove, 108 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY.

COST: This event is free with a $5 suggested donation. There will also be $1 raffle available (trust me….these prizes are amazing!).

Missing In Williamsburg: Nermal

August 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I saw a number of these fliers (this one, unfortunately was stapled to a tree— but we’ll let that go) posted around Bedford Avenue and North 7 Street recently. If anyone reading this has seen Nermal or know of his whereabouts please contact his person at the above-listed telephone number. Thanks!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Look

August 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken August 29, 2011.

LAST GASP: Live From Manhattan Avenue, Part II

August 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

(Or: Special Delivery)

As some of you have probably noticed earlier today I posted footage of a man who decided to sit in the middle of the street and block traffic. Well, shortly thereafter I noticed a couple of NYPD patrol cars canvassing the area. I am pleased to announce that as of 7:00 p.m. they got their man! Sort of.

I do not post this footage with the intent of criticizing the 94th Precinct. They have a job to do— and regrettably handling individuals who are clearly mentally ill has become one of their responsibilities. Rather, I have to wonder about the effectiveness of a rehabilitation facility— one which is funded in part by our tax dollars, I’ll add— when someone under their care requires a police motorcade to get back home. Clearly whatever this facility is doing is not working— and sadly it is probably only a matter of time before this man gets hurt.