Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: We’re #2!
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Do they mean the streets or Community Board 1?
To wit he replied:
Teaser quote from the New York Daily News (which you can and should continue reading here…)
They got caught looking grimy on a modern-day “Candid Camera” — and now Greenpointers are seeking an old-fashioned approach to repairing their soiled reputation.
Days after the neighborhood was ranked dead last for “class” in a survey partly based on Google Street View images of filth, Greenpoint businesses started lining up to make a simple pledge to clean their storefronts daily and maintain street trees…
New York Shitty analysis:
1. Instead of making Greenpoint “look” safer perhaps it should simply be made safer?
2. If Greenpoint and Williamsburg are, in fact, among the dirtiest neighborhoods in the city, exactly what does this say about our elected officials? I mean, haven’t they kind of allowed this to happen?
3. Why are we asking folks to pledge to do what they should be doing already?
4. This is a shit show. Plain and simple.