New York Shitty Videos Du Jour: Open House
Filed under: 11211, 11222, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Maspeth, Queens
Yesterday afternoon my buddy from the Newtown Pentacle and I sojourned to St. Cecilia’s Auditorium for the Kosciuszko Bridge Project Open House. While hardly standing room only, the peeps behind the presentation were pleasantly surprised by the turn-out. I suspect word about the blue chip refreshments (which included coffee, tea, cream, milk, zero fat milk, water and soda; cookies and crackers with an assortment of cheese) might have had something to do with this. But who’s to say for certain?
In any case, I filmed the proceedings for your entertainment and edification. Mostly the latter. This material might strike many of you as being boring (for the most part, it is) but if you reside in this southern Greenpoint or western Queens you should view this footage. How this projects proceeds (or not) will effect our community for a long time to come.
PART I: The process/research leading up to this project & how the bridge will be constructed
PART II: Property acquisition & park space (including a kayak launch on Newtown Creek!)
PART III: A run-down of the four bridge types under consideration
PART IV: End of Presentation, the Q & A session begins
PART V: A Lombardy Street resident asks some very compelling questions
PART VI: An Apollo Street resident speaks and the meeting concludes
I suppose some of you are probably wondering which design I voted for. Here you go.
The rationale for my decision was (more or less) as follows:
1. I found it visually compelling and felt it juxtapose nicely with the Manhattan skyline.
2. This design leaves more open space under the bridge. Given how oppressive this area is currently I believe this to be a big plus.
3. It embraces/showcases the Shit Tits rather nicely!