Culture on the Cheap
A McCarren Park PSA: Clean!
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Bum Shit, Dung of the Day, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Other Shit, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Upon seeing the above woman hosing out the womens’ “comfort station” I simply had to pay it a visit. Sure enough, the interior was wet (as she, the helpful parks employee she was, politely warned me) but everything was more or less spic and span. Inasmuch as can be expected, anyway. For those of you who have been keeping count, the cleansing (exorcism?) of the McCarren Park bathrooms took no less than five days. As for the state of the mens’ lavatory, well, I will have to leave that to you guys to find out… but it looks encouraging!
Regrettably I learned a few minutes later on Lorimer Street this most auspicious turn of events came a little too late for one north Brooklynite.
What came first the cup or the crap?
Noticing a woman was headed my direction walking a dog I felt compelled to warn her. It has been my observation that canines are rather fond of such things. She thanked me and went on to opine:
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Oh wait: I did. In closing (and for those of you who are wondering) what you have just seen is not anomaly: it’s what McCarren Park looks like after any given spring/summer weekend.
P.S.: You can see more pictures from my morning sojourn to McCarren Park by clicking here.
CAVEAT: It isn’t pretty.
Tags: 11211, 11222, Adrian Benepe, Driggs Avenue, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Lorimer Street, McCarren Park, New York City Parks Department, Nick's Garden, North 12 Street, NYC Parks Department, Red Gate Garden, Stephanie Thayer, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn