Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact
Not anything new to report, per se— but one has to admire the veneer of schmutz “Jail Bear” is rocking nowadays…
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Today while running errands I opted to take the “scenic route” home. I decided to enjoy access to our waterfront! As you can see, I was not alone. Not surprisingly, the park bench— or would that be former park bench— is still in the East River. That has been its location for almost two months. Can I honestly say I am surprised by this? No— but it did get me to thinking. I have reached the conclusion I am looking at this all wrong. This is not an eyesore, it is an opportunity to give a nod to our community’s industrial heritage!
This pop-up park is located within eye shot of the USS Monitor’s launch site (as indicated by the top most arrow).
I propose a metal worker (or two) be hired to retrofit this piece of seating with some armor and a turret. Lo, instant public art! Is anyone with me on this?
Photo Credits: “Ready For Action” comes courtesy of LiveScience.com. They have a nifty array of Monitor photos old and new. Check ‘em out!
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art, The Natives Are Getting Restless, The Word On The Street
I like the way this person thinks!
Hi Heather,This is Kim over at Save Greenpoint. Just wanted to give you a heads up that the City has switched the location of the Public Hearing to City Hall. I’m not sure if it’s b/c they are anticipating a whole bunch of us or they are trying to confuse people so they won’t have a chance to sign up and speak. Either way, we can’t let that happen.Here is the new location. The time slots will remain the same.
Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises (77 Commercial Street)
Council Chambers, City Hall
Subcommittee on Planning, Dispositions,& Concessions (Greenpoint Landing)
Committee Room, City Hall
Plan accordingly, Garden Spotters!
Filed under: 10003, 10009, East Village, East Village Manhattan, New York City, The Word On The Street
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Why not remind Steve “I often spend a half-hour or more looking for a parking spot in Greenpoint [where he lives], and at this point, I think I’m just going to pay for a garage.” Levin that his parking troubles are only going to get worse when those towers go up.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff The Makes Heather Sad
This morning I received word that one of more lovable (if a mite bit cantankerous) citizens has passed on. The corner of India and Manhattan will not be the same without out you, Charlie. You will be missed.