The Word On The Street, Part I: A Green Street PSA

Taken July 29, 2012.

Quicklink: “Two Boots”

It would appear my intelligence was correct: not only have the folks at Open Space Alliance (“OSA”) deemed a change in leadership was in order, but we are currently without a Parks Administrator here in Community Board 1. I suspect I speak on the behalf of many when I wish Ms. Thayer the best of luck in her future endeavors. The responsibilities she shouldered as both our Parks Administrator and Advocate (via OSA) were a herculean task. These should have never been delegated to a single person.* Moving forward, I hope this change will:

1. be a valuable first step in addressing the manifold number of management and maintenance issues in our parks.
2. help heal the rift between Parks administration and public they serve (and contrary to what Mr. Kavanaugh’s comment intimates, this is a big problem).
3. serve as an impetus to motivate our Community Board (and foremost its Parks & Waterfront Committee— hear me, Mr. Caponegro?) to take a more aggressive role in advocating the public’s interests in regards to our open spaces.

(You can read the Post’s tome by clicking here.)

*What’s more, it posed a colossal conflict of interest.

Urban Artifacts: Moving Day

July 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF 

From South 5th Street.

Spotted On South 4 Street: Tires

July 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Since I know a number of  incredibly inventive and creative folks read this site, I feel compelled to mention that on South 4 Street between Wythe Avenue and Kent Avenue someone has seen fit to dispose of a number of tires. If I had to given an estimate, I’d hazard to guess there are at least twenty of them. Probably more. They have some rather nifty patterns on the treads and crying out to be re-purposed in some manner. Why not pick a few and get your creativity on north Brooklynites?

New York Shitty Day Starter: Mustache

July 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Berry Street.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Sunshine Laundromat

July 29, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken July 29, 2012.

The Word On The Street: Broadway

July 29, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken July 29, 2012.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Ride

July 29, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Weekly Construction Bulletin

July 29, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Those of you who are impacted by this endeavor (and there are many) will undoubtedly find this information useful. Plan accordingly, Greenpointers!

Long Island City Photo Du Jour: Eyes On The Street

From 44th Drive.