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From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Diamond Street Crime Prevention Tip
Filed under: 11222, Advanced Life Forms, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
This site— and the north Brooklyn blogosphere in general— has been abuzz with much talk about crime lately. First there was the robbery/shooting at 93 Nassau Avenue. Then I received word of a botched robbery attempt on Montrose Avenue. Just this weekend I learned via the North Brooklyn Community Group a rash of car break-ins have come to pass around McGolrick Park.
What am I to do, you ask? Well, someone on Diamond Street has devised a rather novel (and inasmuch as I can ascertain: yet to be tested) approach to crime prevention in the Garden Spot.
I will let a lass named Nicole (who brought the above to my attention) tender an explanation:
So I stayed up way too late last night watching Twin Peaks, this morning in a stupor I’m going to get coffee at Brooklyn Standard and I look up to see this, a stuffed white wolf in someone’s window! It’s huge! And terrifying! It’s on Diamond between Nassau & Norman. And it wasn’t an Agent Cooper-induced hallucination! Also note the guard dog signs everywhere….
The pictures aren’t so great because I felt really weird about photographing the inside of someone’s apartment….
Observation: there’s a lot more to feel weird about here than merely photographing the interior of someone’s apartment. Genius. Pure genius. God bless you, Greenpoint!