From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: All Apologies

November 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A fellow named Lyle (who took the above missive) writes (in an email entitled “Greenpoint Post Office”):

Shocked that there wasn’t a line when I went to get stamps. But the post office is mostly closed and google didn’t have any answers! Any ideas?

I have nary a clue. However, I am certain this will have some very (READ: NOT) fun ramifications for this upcoming holiday season. If anyone reading this has the 411 on what is going on here please share via comments or email at: missheather (at)  thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Thanks!

 UPDATE, November 20, 2012: We have an answer!

due to the storm, and some type of computer failure, many post offices in brooklyn where shut down.   there was a major verizon internet failure, and the computer system went down, and believe it or not they can not sell stamps without computers, cause they dont trust the employees not to steal.. ..

sign an anonymous letter carrier from williamsburg (which also had no window service for about 2 weeks)

The Word On The Street, Part II: Kent Avenue

Taken November 19, 2012.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Sealed With A Kiss

From North 15 Street.

Urban Fur: On The Waterfront

November 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Taken November 19, 2012.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: On The Waterfront

November 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Needing a break from the rigors of moving, this morning yours truly decided a walk on our waterfront was in order. When I availed myself of the “V.I.P. Entrance” (as seen above) to the Java Street pop-up park I had the eerie feeling I was not alone. Sure enough, I looked to my left and discerned my instincts were spot-on.

Is that man doing what I think he is doing?

I asked myself. Sure enough, he was.

Hey, at least he had the decency to employ a water bottle as a receptacle as opposed to simply letting it rip. In any case and in closing, this is as good an opportunity as any to note that I have received word from the fine folks at the East River Ferry that after negotiations with the owner of the pier (and this property) they will be implementing a number of wonderful improvements to the pier proper and the surrounding environs. This includes addressing security issues as manifest with the “VIP entrance”, providing a winter shelter for ferry goers and much, much more. Now that’s some much-needed good news!

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Eyes On The Street

November 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken November 19, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Pencil Is Lost!

November 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This was brought to my attention by a fellow cat lover and all-around nice lady Eva. If you have seen Pencil (who calls Lorimer Street and Grand Street her home) please contact her people at the above-listed telephone numbers. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Big BK Toy Drive

That’s right folks: not only is the toy drive in effect but it has a name and the above lovely flyer (whose design was generously provided by the folks at McMillian+Furlow) to go with it! Please follow this wonderful endeavor on Facebook (where updates will be posted about participating businesses, the key note event at Red Star Bar and assortment of wonderful prizes for the raffle— among other things) and spread the word! Lets give our littlest neighbors in need something to smile about this holiday season, north Brooklynites!

P.S.: A Twitter page is also in the works and should be up today: @bigBKtoydrive

REMINDER: Transportation & Traffic Town Hall Meeting Tonight!

November 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This is a quick reminder that this evening our City Councilman, Steve Levin, along with a number of elected officials, the 94th Precinct and Department of Transportation will be conducting a Town Hall meeting regarding the manifold number traffic “issues” which concern our community. Show up and speak up, Greenpointers!

Greenpoint Transportation & Traffic Town Hall Meeting
November 19, 2012 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Polish & Slavic Center
176 Java Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222 

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Door

November 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: New York City, Queens 

Door

Taken By WarmSleepy.