Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: Season’s Greetings From Monitor Street
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
On November 27th, Jay noted:
New access cover on Monitor street. Third replacement this year. There’s still a month left in 2011 for this one to get swiped, too.
This morning, December 22nd, Jay writes:
With just over a week left in 2011 another access cover on monitor street has been swiped. That makes 4? 5? for this year alone. I’ve lost count. Will the next one come gift wrapped?
Since we Greenpointers have by and large been a good lot, perhaps Santa and his elves will see fit to give us a new one? My advice is as follows: Monitor Street residents leave a plate of milk and cookies next to this pilfered man hole come December 24th. (Hey, a little bribery never hurt!) In the meantime I would like to humbly recommend the following to our fair city:
- Some attempt at policing the scrap metal businesses (which are clearly purchasing these stolen goods) be made.
- These access covers be fashioned out of a material (plastic perhaps?) which render them non-lucrative to sell.
In closing, I will leave you with some more handiwork of our local entrepreneurs courtesy of a lass named Robin.
Hey heather ,
Here are some pix of missing covers. one is on Withers St. by Graham the other 2 are right across the street from Scrap It Up, on Maspeth and Morgan where all the guys go with their shopping carts full of “scrap”. It was too dark when I past but you should check out the naked fire hydraint out in front, LOL.