A Resident of Freeman Street Speaks Out About Trash

September 17, 2007 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

As some of you may remember, earlier this month I wrote about 100 Freeman Street receiving a ticket for having excessive debris on their sidewalk. Well, it would appear that bottle(s), cigarette pack, newspaper(s) and over-grown tree pits are not the only things you’ll find strewn there. “Local” writes:

Though you’d recently been unimpressed with the trash left outside 100 Freeman St. — any resident or neighbor can assure you that building’s so-called maintenance earns whatever fines it gets — here’s what one could find left out on the curb there Saturday.

100 Freeman Street

Romeo and Pukiet were spotted around 8 am, lying in puddles of their own puke, undisturbed by a steady rain and later by a police siren. Finally the cops got them up and they trudged arm in arm toward Manhattan Ave., when Pukiet stopped to dirty up the block once more (her man, no doubt a fantastic date) continued walking.

Ironically enough, I spent a considerable amount of time talking to the Co-Pastor of the Greenpoint Reformed Church last night. She wanted my take on what social problems her organization should target. Drug abuse (heroin) and alcoholism were discussed. I told her long-term residents were not the only ones afflicted; I have seen 20-somethings nodding off on my block numerous times. It is a very, very disturbing sight. Most people ignore such “trash” in the hopes it’ll go away. It doesn’t.

Such is the “hip neighborhood” that is Greenpoint, folks. When you move to New York Shitty’s next luxury Condoland be sure not to share needles or asphyxiate in your own vomit!

I honestly don’t know whether I should laugh or cry.

Miss Heather

P.S.: I was also furnished with a photo of this woman vomiting but have elected not to post it. It is pretty clear she has enough problems already.

Comments

5 Comments on A Resident of Freeman Street Speaks Out About Trash

  1. greenpointers on Mon, 17th Sep 2007 2:39 pm
  2. HIGHLY entertaining, Miss H.

  3. fisher6000 on Tue, 18th Sep 2007 11:25 am
  4. Holy moly, those are my old windows!

  5. GioAtFreemanStreet on Wed, 19th Sep 2007 12:32 pm
  6. Notice how the fan keeps them cool. Nice shot.

  7. jeffrey on Wed, 19th Sep 2007 2:19 pm
  8. I actually don’t find this entertaining or funny. I live on Freeman and have a kid, and I am so sick of people acting like idiots around here. 100 Freeman is an illegal loft building. They never shovel their sidewalk in winter. A few weeks ago, we saw a guy doing crack on the sidewalk outside the building at 2 in the afternoon. People never pick of dog shit on Freeman, and I’m not pointing fingers, but there’s a lot of dogs in that building. Why can’t people grow the hell up! I’m about to move to Park Slope with the other adults.

  9. fisher6000 on Sat, 22nd Sep 2007 6:56 am
  10. I am no apologist for my former landlord, but just to set the record straight on a couple of things Jeffrey is saying about 100 Freeman Street as a former tenant:

    1. It’s not exactly illegal. It’s more “quasi-legal.” The building is zoned R6-M1, nobody is unaware of the fact that folks live there.

    2. You are right that people never pick up dog shit on Freeman, but it’s not because of the people in that building. If you want to know who the two biggest offenders are, it’s that guy who owns the huge great dane mix named Panther (who is never walked onleash), and an old Polish guy who has the fattest brown dog on the planet. I have personally yelled at both of these men, who are both entitled assholes.

    3. It is worth pointing out that tenants on Freeman street do plant flowers every year in the fire hydrant pit.

    4. I have never lived in a loft building that has a more mature community of noisemakers and partythrowers. (I know that’s not saying much… it’s a loft building after all…)

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