Bushwick Inlet Watch: Progress

This weekend the Mister and I took his parents to Pop’s Clothing— and in so doing I stumbled upon a most pleasant surprise.

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The owner of this property has begun removing all the overgrowth and garbage. Sort of.

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The box with the dead rat is still there.

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And now he has a friend! I made it a point this out to my mother and father in law. When I brought the sorry state of Bushwick Inlet up with the owner of Pop’s he had a number of interesting observations to share. Among them:

  1. This is a chronic problem.
  2. He was once almost ticketed for littering when he attempted to clean up this property (because he couldn’t take it anymore). He was told in no uncertain terms that he cannot mow his neighbor’s yard.
  3. There is a homeless encampment on this site.

Sure enough, he was right.

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Curious to see if the clean-up at Bushwick Inlet was a fluke (or a figment of my imagination) I returned yesterday to see what’s shaking.

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Sure enough, they had cleared a little more. At this (glacial) pace I imagine they’ll be done in a week.

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The “box-o-fun” is still there— as is the dead rat. Albeit a little worse for wear.

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Yummy.

Miss Heather

*Which was recently the subject of a story by Aaron Short. I strongly recommend you read it.

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