Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Water Tower

March 15, 2014

March 20, 2014

As you can see, gentle readers, something has come to pass in the last few days. Follows are a few thoughts:

  1. This is one of my favorite landmarks in Greenpoint. In fact one of my all time favorite photos I have ever taken is of this water tower.
  2. This pisses me off. Big time.
  3. I suspect a number of the folks reading this list agree with the previous two points.
  4. Some may find prodigal penises (penii?) hanging from telephone lines offensive. I respect their opinion. However, let’s face facts: a. it does not entail destruction of property b.┬áit is not taking a crap on someone else’s culture.
  5. I do hope an effort will be made to restore this flag to its previous state.
  6. I want each and every one of my fellow north Brooklynites to remember this the next time certain pillars of our community extoll upon the benefits of the tourism economy. Straight up: vandalism of this variety is not perpetrated by folks who live hereabouts. Rather, it is the handwork of those who reside outside the community and as such do not treat it with the same level of care and respect as residents do. Or at least this is the only plausible reason/excuse I can find for this.
  7. Any/all “news outlets” which see fit to run with this news item: remember to cite www.thatgreenpointblog.com!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Sign Of Spring?

March 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Street Art, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by amolho4.

The Word On The Street Part II: Home

From Johnson Avenue.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Eggs!

From the Polonia Bookstore at 882 Manhattan Avenue.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Newton Street

March 19, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken March 18, 2014.

The Word On The Street: East Williamsburg Trifecta

Taken March 18, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Fire

March 19, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

These shots of yesterday’s four alarm fire on Greenpoint Avenue comes courtesy of Victoria Belanger. On a related note, you can check out another item from NBC regarding this fire (the FDNY was busy all night fighting it) by clicking here. Prepare to be stunned.

The Word On The Street, Part IV: Harrison Street

As today’s selections suggest today’s peregrinations resulted in a wealth of anonymous musings in north Brooklyn. Most made me chuckle. This one lead to a moment of introspection. I came to the realization as to why I love this city so damned much:

  1. I am not over-endowed in the patience department.
  2. I have an affinity for a certain word employed in this missive in all its forms, conjugations and uses. I do not think I need to go into any more detail.

The Word On The Street, Part III: Leonard Street

Taken March 18, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Thames Street

This novel approach to the combating the littering problem is downright ingenious. I’d even go so far as to say given the location (“East Williamsburg”) it might actually work. Clean sidewalks = free drugs for the masses!

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