The Word On The Street: No



Taken February 25, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Untitled

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 


Taken by Phillip Kalantzis-Cope.

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Spotted At Humboldt & Withers Street


A lass named Devery (who discovered this hilarious item this evening) quips:

I guess Seth Macfarlane left his “Oscar” at the corner of Withers and Humboldt.

In any case, anyone out there who has been in search of a giant and (apparently) aluminum foil-clad penis (to play ring toss???)—and you know who you are—tonight is your lucky night. Go your ass down there and get it!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Bushwick

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

It's coming for us!

Taken by Michael Tapp.

The Word On The Street, Part II: North 11 Street

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


Taken February 27, 2013.

Spotted At 120 South 4 Street: Work

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF 




As my previously blogged bit of zen courtesy of 646 Manhattan Avenue would suggest, today was filled with many an interesting discovery! This was certainly the case when I walked by 120 South 4 Street and saw men at work. More specifically, they were installing windows. I found this interesting for a number of reasons. Foremost among them:


this property has a standing Stop Work Order on it. Not that the owners of this property seemed to be terribly troubled about this technicality, mind you. Why should they be? They have amassed a litany of unpaid ECB fines and no real, substantive action has been taken.


Anyone care to do the math?

UPDATE, March 3, 2013:

It would appear that the Department of Building’s Emergency Response Team paid this site a visit the next day!


Naturally I had to bring this to my Community Board’s attention:

Email to Community Board 1

Update, March 4, 2013: Not only did I get a response from Community Board 1, but apparently they have received other complaints as well. They’re on it!

P.S.: Last October a man was found stabbed to death in this building. You can read about this gruesome and sad turn of events here. Be sure to take a moment to look through all the photos.

Four months later

In so doing, gentle readers, you’ll quickly ascertain that 120 South 4 Street has acquired quite a few new windows in the last four months.

P.S.#2: Here is something that might be illuminating regarding what constitutes a HAZMAT site.

Southside Photo Du Jour: Urban Artifact

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


From South 5 Street.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: The Word On The Street

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 




Taken February 27, 2013.

New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: North 13 Street

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Feral Furniture, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


Taken February 27, 2013.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 


I spied the above bit of hilarity this afternoon while waiting for the bus. Curiosity piqued, I looked up this building on the Department of Buildings database. What I discovered was interesting.


Sure enough, complaints have been lodged regarding this property. As the lattermost item indicates, the Department of Building’s Emergency Response Team paid this edifice a visit January 4, 2013. No “construction activity” was noted. The fact there is a door (replete with a lock, no less) where one usually expects to find a window seems to be missed as well. Or maybe it wasn’t? North Brooklyn is funny that way!



Follows is the most relevant permit issued by the Department of Buildings to the owner of this property.



Perhaps the Emergency Response Team should pay another visit?