From The New York Shitty Inbox: Margot’s Pix

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

I just arrived home from a walk around north ‘Point to discover a bevy of photographic goodness in my inbox! The above photos come courtesy of a lass named Margot Spindelman, who writes:

unfortunately didn’t have my camera with me at 8am, when crazy boyfriend insisted we walk to the creek.

You can look forward to photos from yours truly in a bit— so check back!

The Word On The Street: A Post Irene PSA

From Manhattan Avenue.

New York Shitty Street Seating du Jour: Still Standing

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

From Freeman Street.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Transmitter Park

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

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Taken by Miss Mousey Brown.

Reader Contribution du Jour, Part II: Bedford Avenue

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Special Correspondent Christine writes (in an email entitled “Looting Started Last Night/This Morning”):

We lost an ATM om Bedford outside of Peters since 1960 something…

 


Reader Contribution du Jour: Aftermath

If this photo (which hails from McGolrick Park and was taken by Catherine Behan) is any indication, it would appear someone saw fit to use Irene as an opportunity to unburden this motor vehicle of its tires. Nice.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Shock & Awe

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10009, East Village, East Village Manhattan 

Cigar Afficionado Among Many Alarmed, Panicked by Unexpectedly Closed Astor Place Kmart

Alec Tabak (who took the above photo) writes:

Cigar Afficionado Among Many Alarmed, Panicked by Unexpectedly Closed Astor Place Kmart

 

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Irene Snatches One Of Our Own!*

A lady named Meredith writes:

Assuming that you know that the Vagina Tree did not survive.

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R.I.P. Vagina Tree. The joy you have given people in north Brooklyn— and beyond— will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace pieces.

UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: I have been advised that this tragic turn of events has caused the closure of Bedford Avenue. Plan accordingly, folks!

UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: Special Correspondent Christine writes:

With a level of efficiency never seen before in McCarren or CB1 parks, the Vagina Tree is no more.  Someone did place a few candles on the stump but the wind had blown them out.

*As some of you might have noticed I have amended the name of this post. Special thanks go out to Miss Mousey Brown for the catchy new title!

New York Shitty Mini-Slideshow du Jour: Live From Greenpoint

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

I took these photos around 10:45 this morning. All in all things looked pretty good. However, the end of Huron Street sustained some damage and there were a disquieting number of folks strolling along the India Street Pier (which, in light of possible storm surges, struck yours truly as being incredibly foolish). Hopefully I can take a stroll later— but in the meantime if any of you, dear readers, have photos and/or stories to share please dump them into my photo pool (no porn* please) or send ‘em to me via email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.

Thanks!

*Hey I like it as much— if not more— than the average person but there is a time and a place for everything. Really.

Reader Contribution du Jour: 720 Manhattan Avenue

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

Taken by Erin.

Taken by Jay Lombard.