Culture on the Cheap
Urban Fur: India Street R.I.P.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur
Many of my fellow Greenpointers know this man and his pup: they are residents of India Street and can often be found hanging out on the corner at Manhattan Avenue. Today as I was walking to the East River Ferry I noticed the above memorial. Noting that this canine’s “person”, a rather intimidating looking fellow I will add, was sitting nearby I decided to ask him if his companion (which is sort of an institution of sorts) had died. He told me it happened two days ago, appears to have been a heart attack, but his pup had lived a long healthy life so he had no regrets. I replied:
It’s always hard to lose a pet. But we should be happy for the time we have with them. They are our friends.
He agreed and warned me to be on the lookout for pirates.*
*During my ride from India Street to Shaeffer Landing I did not spy a single one.