New York Shitty Day Starter: Back To Work

August 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10012, Greenwich Village, Greenwich Village Manhattan 

j'accuse

Taken by Michelle Rick

New York Shitty Day Ender: Irene Has Left The Building

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, New York City, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

New York State of Mind

The Best City in the World: 1
Irene: 0

(Taken by Jonathan Percy)

Reader Contribution du Jour, Part IV: Australia

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, Brooklyn, Navy Yard 

This hails from the Navy Yard and comes courtesy of Stephanie Venetsky.

New York Shitty Slide Show du Jour, Part II: Business As Usual

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Freeman Street

As promised follows are some highlights from my sojourn around north ‘Point this afternoon. Aside from the two above-depicted houses (which can be found on Freeman Street between Manhattan Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard and are lacking electricity) the damage was minimal. Rather, it would appear that the Garden Spot has (inasmuch as is possible) regained its sense of normalcy. As you will see we are enjoying our (scant) public spaces, the El Blablazo tree has survived; some hapless soul was (is?) awaiting access to the Box House Hotel and I even met a dog named “Kitty”. While not depicted, Jerzy (AKA: the chap who lives in a truck on Franklin Street), is safe and sound— if quite busy! I suspect he feels the same way we all do: it’s nice to have our neighborhood— replete in all its glorious eccentricity— back. On that note and without further ado, enjoy!

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Rescued From McCarren Park: Peapod

The Vagina Tree may no longer be with us, but this little fellow (and I have been assured Peapod is a he!)— a baby squirrel who has been separated from his home— stands a fighting chance thanks to a very observant Miss Mousey Brown!

UPDATE, August 30, 2011: I have word that Peapod has been safety returned to his family! Miss Mousey Brown writes:

He’s good. When I went by his nest yesterday, his mom hopped right to it when he gave out an “I’m hungry” squeak. The warm sunny day was good. The nest is probably dry again. All is well.

Urban Fur: Dante

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

When encountered this despondent pup, I could not help but wonder why the sad face. I mean, Irene was more “talk” than action.  Then I turned around— and the answer became obvious:

Irene took out his favorite tree!

Spotted On Eagle Street: Shenanigans

Someone took Irene as a prompter to smash in this gent’s window. Why do people do stuff like this?

Reader Contribution du Jour, Part III: Zone A-

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Brady Dollarhide (who took the above photographs) writes:

We had an A minus party last night over here in Calyer Street.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: After Irene

Dog with umbrella, after Hurricane Irene

This photo hails from Williamsburg, Brooklyn and comes courtesy of WarmSleepy!

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Dupont Street

I am very pleased to report one of yours truly’s favorite bits of Greenpoint goodness has weathered Irene unscathed!