Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: Kosciuszko Bridge Free Verse
Filed under: 11222, Advanced Life Forms, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
Yesterday afternoon I received a text message from none other than Queens Crap. It went as follows:
Great graffiti msgs on wall of bqe by crappy park
To wit I, the New York Shittite I am, inquired:
Which crappy park?
Let’s face facts: those of us who our “Parks Advocates” profess to serve in the 11211 and 11222 — the hoi polloi, if you will— while different in many ways can agree on one thing: our parks are overall, um, a bit lackluster. I was not being coy or cheeky when I asked Crappy for a clarification. I was a asking a legitimate question. If this is not damning indictment of the “system” which has been put in place to “benefit” my community I do not know what is. But I digress.
That’s all I needed to know.
Welcome to Sgt. William Dougherty Playground located at Vandervoort and Meeker Avenue in the armpit whoops, I meant on-ramp of Kosciuszko Bridge. I immediately noticed something amiss (as indicated by the above arrow). It took a little investigating— and a LOT of patience— but I unraveled this mystery. Or at least documented it. Here it goes.
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I love a happy ending.
Tags: 11222, BQE, Brooklyn Queens Expressway, Cherry Street, Congestion, Department of Transportation, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Kingsland Avenue, Meeker Avenue, Morgan Avenue, Traffic, William Dougherty Playground