From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Homelessness Under The BQE?

A person we’ll call “N” writes:

Hi there —

Wanted to pass along some info about the homeless encampment that is starting to stink up the 5 block radius around it – I reported it to 311 and it turns out our police precinct seems to think it’s not under their jurisdiction to disband it. I’ve called the Department of Homeless Services and it seems that are also aware of the problem but have not done anything about it yet. Meanwhile the homeless guys have a BBQ, mattresses, and just tons and tons of shit piling up around there. They’ve been collecting stuff there for months now. It’s getting really disgusting. You should take a walk by there and check it out. Spread awareness and maybe if enough people complain the police or the homeless dept will get them some help. It’s really sad.

Thanks!

This afternoon I went to see this myself. The following photos and video footage pretty much say it all.

(speechless)

Comments

2 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Homelessness Under The BQE?

  1. no no on Wed, 30th May 2012 10:17 pm
  2. Well, fuck. I am all tapped out from helping the poor, needy proprietors at Charlotte Patisserie fundraise for that much needed sorbet machine. Maybe the poor souls living under the BQE will qualify for a small business loan and get a great BBQ under the BQE startup funded. Not my cup of tea, mind you. Homeless people freak me out. I like pastries and lattes. I DESERVE some goddam sorbet. Don’t we all have a right to sorbet?

  3. missheather on Thu, 31st May 2012 11:54 pm
  4. For those of you who are not in the know, “No No” is referencing/making light of a recent article by the Greenpoint Gazette about Charlotte Patisserie’s “crowd-sourcing” effort to purchase a sorbet machine for $7,000:

    http://www.greenpointnews.com/news/4530

    When I read the above tome it struck me as being oddly familiar. After a little poking around in my inbox I discerned that the author of this news item had culled passages— verbatim— from a press release I too had received:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/missheather/7266716746/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/missheather/7266767746/

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