Taken by Pajarita Frenetica.
Taken by Pearce_Pics.
From Roebling Street.
This hails from North 6 Street and for those of you who are wondering: the last word in the missive at the bottom is “jail”.
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Today I decided to get a walk in before our next deluge. It was on North 10 Street between Union Avenue and Roebling Street that I stumbled upon the above item. It is part of a larger mural that is very much in progress (but looks promising!). It brightened up my day and I hope it did the same for you!
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
As if hearing about a downright scary manhole explosion and a shooting in our fair burgh was not sufficiently upsetting, I spied the above flyer on Manhattan Avenue this morning. Here’s the deal: while I do not know this woman personally, I have seen her and her family out and about in the neighborhood. Thus it breaks my heart to learn that someone has seen fit to steal her “walker”. Although I am certain this is a long-shot, if anyone has seen the above item or knows of its whereabouts, please contact the folks on the above-listed flyer. Thanks!
Taken by Peter Jan Beemster.
A concerned neighbor writes on the evening of July 27, 2012:
Considering I had to make noise complaints in the wee hours of the morning the past two days, I am super not looking forward to this so called concert tonight. Sorry for the poor photo, am trying to fly under the radar here and didn’t want to spend too much time lingering!
A fellow we’ll call “G” writes:
About 9:15 Outside the Lucky Dog… Firefighter said a transformer blew and the flames shot out a manhole cover, hit the bottom of a BMW. Guy who hangs out at the barber shop on S. 2nd says it’s his friend’s, wasn’t fully insured… hope Con Ed or National Grid are on the hook.
The locals helped redirect traffic until the firefighters and cops got there, and the poor drunk hipsters at the Lucky Dog were locked inside for an hour before the firefighters cleared them out.
While we’re on the subject of Bedford Avenue, there was apparently a shooting in the wee hours on North 9th Street just west on Bedford Avenue (THINK: behind Kasia’s). Accounts vary as to whether the victim survived or not. If/when I get more details I’ll post them here. Otherwise, if you have the 411 as to what happened please shoot me an email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire. Thanks!
UPDATE, July 30, 2012: I have received word that Consolidated Edison is going to compensate bicycle owners whose rides were destroyed as a result of this incident. This is a good first step. Nonetheless, I hope they conduct a thorough investigation into exactly what happened and will share their findings with the public.
UPDATE, 10:14 p.m.: you can read the New York Daily News’s take on what happened by clicking here. The good (?) news: while listed in critical condition, the victim is expected to pull through.
UPDATE, 3:41 p.m.: Here’s another account of the fire in front of Lucky Dog.
Lest I have not made this clear: When I post missives from my inbox— especially when it involves an eyewitness of an event— I pretty much leave them “as is”. Their content/wording does not (and in fact, often) does not reflect my personal views of the subject at hand. I was not present when the manhole explosion occurred and by all accounts it sounds pretty terrifying— especially for those who had to wait on the premises of the Lucky Dog for over an hour until our Bravest got matters under control.
Do I necessarily like “G’s” how “G” relayed this event? No, not really. However, that was what I was sent and I opted to leave his/her words in intact. Perhaps this was mistake on my part? I am always open to reader feedback— but having someone wish I die of AIDS? Methinks this is going a bit too far. What’s more, it is against the law.
Taken July 26, 2012.