From The New York Shitty Inbox: Snow Farm At Barge Park?
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
I have received no less than three emails about this in the last 24 hours. Todd writes (in an email entitled “Snow Dumping”) on January 30, 2011:
Haven’t checked your blog yet, but you should take a meander down to corner of commercial street and Franklin ave. NYC Sanitation has been dumping snow all night, blocking access to park and parking on entire street. Where the hell is this snow from cuz they sure as hell haven’t cleaned up greenpoint. Also, what happens to all the garbage left over after they melt it all? Regardless, the pile is pretty impressive
Shortly thereafter, Laura writes:
Yesterday, Mike and I took a walk down to the Manhattan Ave St End Park and then to Barge Park. We were able to get to the Manhattan Ave St End Park however there is so much snow blocking sidewalks and streets at Barge Park, it was impossible for us to get to it safely. On our way, we saw… a bunch of snow plows sitting doing nothing. They are hanging out along Commercial St and Barge Park. Check it out.
And today Graham writes:
hey, heather. long time, no email. i hope this finds you well. i was wondering whether you know anything about the HUGE SNOW FARM that has taken over and completely blocked the streets in front of Newtown Barge Park? it’s really a sight. and also a total FU. why would the city block access to one of the only parks in the hood? they sure as shit didn’t block access to the film set next door.
sorry for the rage. hopefully you know something or can at least spread the word.
Naturally I had to see this for myself so this morning I headed to Barge Park. What I found was downright impressive. And kind of gross.
This defies all known logic. Why would the Department of Sanitation see fit to block access to a public park while leaving Dupont Street west of Franklin, which is essentially little more than a glorified parking lot/trash dump, unobstructed? Thoughts, anyone?