From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Into The Dark

April 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Denn Ice (who took the above photo) writes:

Abandoned theater. This happened by accident. I was shooting a long exposure and there was a light in the room behind me that one of my friends who was there was shooting and the light reflected back into the wall casting his shadow on the wall in front of me as I took the long exposure shot since it was almost pitch black in there.

The Word On The Street: The Mystery Of Life, Solved

From Union Square.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Live From Manhattan Avenue

April 25, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

Some of you may recall that not terribly long ago I authored a post admonishing motorists not to park in this space. Long story made very short, the bus stop which used to grace the corner of India Street Street and Manhattan Avenue, due to construction, had to be moved ~15 feet north. Therefore— in order to accommodate bus traffic— the parking space which straddles 983 and 983 Manhattan Avenue has been removed. Not that someone who is using the white line on pavement as a guideline would be aware of this, mind you. Although a sign has been erected the powers-that-be have not seen fit to change this. I suppose it goes without saying our meter maids have been enjoying this curious development tremendously.

Now jump forward to today, April 25th. The time is 4:57 p.m. What do I see? Well, the following photographs say it all…

It would appear:

  1. Even the Department of Transportation is not aware thsi parking space is, in fact, illegal. Or:
  2. They do not care.

I wonder if this person will get a ticket? (Just kidding.)

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Umbrella Stand

April 25, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Taken by Scoboco.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Presenting Historic Greenpoint

April 25, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A very nice fellow named Geoff writes:

Hi Heather,

I am a high school history teacher and my hobby is Greenpoint history. I have written a soon-to-be-published book on GP history called “Memorable Greenpointers.”
I would be grateful to you if you could give me a shout out and mention my blog: North Brooklyn History Blog.

It is about stuff I gleaned researching the book. I think some people might find it interesting.


I gave this site a look-see last night and I have to say it is pretty darned neat. Check it out!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Wallpaper & Fireplaces

April 23, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Taken by Peter.

Quicklink: About The India Street Pier

April 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Yes folks, the not-so-small matter of the fact Greenpoint has been without ferry service for over two months has merited the attention of the New York Daily News! I encourage each and everyone to give this tome a read. Yours truly’s favorite passage is as follows:

The operation would require the use of a crane for the investigation, and again during the repair work. The city wants to determine what went wrong before the repairs will be authorized.

RedSky’s principals only want to hire the crane once, officials said.

“Them balking because they didn’t want to spend some extra money getting a crane out to do the investigation is outrageous,” said Councilman Stephen Levin (D-Greenpoint). “There has to be answers as to why this happened,” he added. “Because somebody really could have died.”

Indeedy! Those of you who have not done so already can, should see the photos I took of the pier and surrounding environs earlier this month. Let’s just say I am not the least bit surprised by the pier owner’s intransigence. I mean if he cannot be bothered to provide basic maintenance/upkeep, why should balking at hiring a crane be the least bit surprising? Really?

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Word On The Street

April 21, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, The Word On The Street 

Taken by Robert S.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Here Is The Walrus

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

Taken by Diane Greene Lent.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Happy Easter From Manhattan Avenue!

April 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Hooliganism 

Another Sunday, another batch of donations find their way to our local Salvation Army. Amusingly enough, this Sunday (which of course is Easter) this furry fella has found his (?) way onto their proverbial doorstep. Unlike a number of appliances (which he called his companions), no one has seen fit to take him home— at least not yet. As for the appliances: they were commandeered by a few of our local capitalists and are presently for sale on the sidewalk at Huron Street and Manhattan Avenue. I am not kidding.

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