Another Greenpoint Gal (Finally) Gets Her Props
Filed under: 11101, 11211, 11222, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Newtown Creek
When upon receiving the above newsletter from a friend* at this week’s Community Board 1 meeting I could not conceal my glee. This, in turn, elicited the interest of woman sitting next to me. A “reporter” from “Brooklyn Ink”:
Are you a member of the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee?
She asked. I replied:
Then a buddy of mine chimed up, said she was and I was ditched like yesterday’s Peter Pan’s dough nuts. I recall B’ink saying:
I love Greenpoint.
To wit I replied:
Don’t we all?
Sat down and let her go about her business. That being (inasmuch as I can ascertain) kissing my friend’s ass. Where is this post going, you ask? Well for starters:
- Instead of going after one topic like a barracuda— that is presuming you actually care about the subject/neighborhood you have been assigned— you should go to the trouble to converse with the people meet along the way. That’s where the “good stuff” is to be found in my experience. What’s more talking to people is fun. Try it some time.
- I have become acclimatized to being denied any semblance of “respectability” by the establishment by virtue of my web site’s url and the fact I do not possess a piece of paper (READ: an English or Journalism degree) that states I can be reporter. I do not like it. I do not accept it. It is what it is.
- But what goes around comes around: New York Shitty was the Village Voice’s pick of “Best Neighborhood Blog” for 2009— and one of the blogs featured in their “I Blog NY” issue.
- And, at long last, Victoria Belanger has gotten proper credit for her creation: the Shit Tits rendered in Jell-O. From the people who really count: the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee itself!
You can read this pamphlet in its entirety by clicking here.
Way to go, Victoria! Although I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention I was on the vanguard of this shitsation— in 2007— albeit while sporting a gas mask, tassels, a parasol and handing out Tootsie Rolls to terrified children while amused parents watched on.
*Thanks! For the sake of maintaining your respectability I will keep your identity anonymous.