From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: I Love You Too, Stranger

May 31, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Dammit I Love U

Taken by Todd Shaffer.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: You Go Girl!

May 31, 2013 ·
Filed under: New York City, Street Art 

You Go Gurl

Taken by Scoboco.

The Word On The Street, Part II: North 3 Street


Taken May 30, 2013.

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Bedford Avenue

May 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Affluenza, Gentrification, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 



(Insert really bad child labor joke here— taken May 30, 2013.)

Urban Artifact: Trick Or Treat

May 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


Taken May 30, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part I: No Parking


From North 7 Street.

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

May 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City 

Homage Skater

Taken by Todd Shaffer.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Buy Back Domino

May 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Gentrification, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This press release comes courtesy of Phil DePaolo:

Williamsburg Independent People ( WIP )
136 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Contact: Leah Kreger Phone-347-731-7159

Buy Back Domino
Thursday May 30 2013

Time & Location: Thursday May 30 @ 9PM. Location- The East façade of The Domino Sugar Factory on Kent Avenue between South 2nd St and South 3rd St in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Background: Williamsburg Independent People ( WIP ) a group of community members who are presenting a light show protest by the Illuminator. The Illuminators mission is to smash the myths of the information industry and shine a light on the urgent issues of out time. The Illuminator art collective disrupts the patterns of everyday life, and embodies the social and political transformations for which the occupy movement/99% movement continues to fight.

Our Demands: WIP intends to offer a community buy-out of the site.

WIP believes that like Penn Station, the destruction Domino without exploring a different vision for this historic site is a mistake in the making that can’t be undone.

WIP offers a solution that is better for the Community City and State by creating a cultural center which would include affordable housing for the community,
private museum spaces, a hotel, marina, green roofs and vertical gardens and would demonstrate green technology by using alternate means, wind, wave, geothermal and solar to produce all the energy to run the facility.

The Domino Sugar Site would be part of a 5 borough cultural attraction that is reachable by ferry boat.

The members of WIP are increasingly dismayed that the Two Trees’ plan fails to properly consider the impact of extreme density or consider any kind of alternative to enhance this historic industrial site. We have a greater vision that would benefit the City and the community.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: No Worries

May 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: New York City 


Taken by Denn Ice.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: One Of Our Own


A fellow named Todd writes:

Have you seen this?

No, I had not. However, being one who takes the issue of bicyclist/pedestrian safety— and traffic enforcement— quite seriously, I contacted the folks at Permanent records to find out what happened. A very kind fellow named Matthew wrote me back. here’s what he had to say:

Hi Heather… thanks for getting in touch.  I’m a little hesitant to divulge too many of the specifics right now… Meg is recovering from surgery and I don’t want to inadvertently give more details than she is comfortable with.  The accident happened south of Greenpoint on her way up (I believe) Classon, and she was essentially knocked off her bike and then run over by a truck.  Her injuries will likely have her immobile for some time, but all things considered, we’re extremely grateful things aren’t worse.

I’d be thrilled if you’d be willing to share this story and help out our cause here.  You can also let people know that some friends of the shop have already donated some goods, including rare and out of print records, and we’re gonna set up some sort of auction or raffle fundraiser for them… we’ll have those details soon.  And if you’d like more specific details on the actual accident, once Meg is up for it, I’ll put you two in touch and she can get them all to you.

As you can imagine Meg has a big road ahead of her. I suspect I speak on the behalf of everyone reading this tome when I write that I hope she makes a full recovery. Those of you who wish to make a donation so as to help with Meg’s medical expenses can do so via Paypal or by dropping off money, checks and donations for the auction at Permanent Records:

Permanent Records
181 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Otherwise I’ll post updates, including the details regarding the auction/fundraiser, as I receive them. Stay safe out there folks!