Filed under: Queens
Before going to this week’s Community Board 1 meeting the Mister and I took a jaunt in Queens. The week prior we were driven through Maspeth and I was smitten by the garden statuary. I simply had to return.
Welcome to Queens.
We like garden gnomes.
Be they sweeping…
sitting on the grass…
or fondling a rabbit’s ass.
Maspeth loves them some garden gnomes.
The above gnomes grace this day care center. I realize the following anecdote will only resonate with the select few who were born in the 1970′s, but I’ll recount it anyway.
Ma Heather: If someone gives you pretty stickers, don’t lick the back of them.
L’il Heather: Why?
Ma Heather: Bad things will happen.
I never licked a sticker in my life and this freaks me out.
*But I like Maspeth. A lot.
Oh wait, the peeps at East Coast Aliens* actually asked Alphabeta to decorate their security gate. Go figure.
Regardless I was outraged by this flagrant act of art-making in front of Christina’s Restaurant last night. Is this what our society has come to? Juvenile delinquency trickling up to septuagenarians?
Fellow Greenpointers, if you see someone expressing him/herself don’t ask questions or bother our elected officials. Report it immediately to Peter Vallone Jr.
Peter Vallone Jr.
22-45 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11105
vallone4ny (at) gmail (dot) com
He clearly has our best interests at heart.
*Whose schedule will be limited this summer, but they’re having a fundraiser for Barack Obama July 26. Check out their calendar for details.
Lian of Kent Street the mastermind behind last month’s “Mother of all stoop sales” hits us again with another another one this weekend: THE MOTHER OF ALL STOOP SALES – Part II. The pickings look pretty good so it would probably be wise to get there bright and early before everything is picked over!
If you have a stoop sale, new business or event in the Greenpoint/North Brooklyn area and want to get the word out shoot me an email at missheather (at) newyorkshitty (dot) com. I’ll be delighted to post it if/when time permits.
A number of people are wondering what will become of this old precinct house located on Herbert Street. Last night I bumped into Rich Mazur of the North Brooklyn Development Corporation and he gave me the good news: last month the papers were signed and it is to be converted into affordable housing. Apparently our representative, Joseph Lentol, pitched the proposal to Housing Preservation & Development, Diana Reyna secured $1,000,000 from the New York City Council and the Borough President’s Office chipped in another $500,000. I was not told how many there units will be, but with studios starting in the $100,000s it will indeed be affordable to a number of people who could not otherwise afford to live in our great neighborhood!
From McGuinness Boulevard.
As I lover of all things junky and funky, I simply had to pass this along. “Angel Street” will definitely be on my “to do” list this weekend!
Inasmuch as I criticize the local police precinct, I understand that being charged with protecting the public is a tough job: the hours are grueling, the pay is low, and so forth.
However, as the guardians of law and order our boys in blue should themselves obey the laws they are hired to enforce.
As a citizen I find it more than a little disquieting to find motor vehicles belonging to New York’s Finest parked in such a manner.
It not only shows a disregard for public safety, but also a lack of respect for the community they profess to serve.
Filed under: Williamsburg
Those of you who are interested in learning what artist this image is appropriating might find this link enlightening.
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
From Dupont Street.
Filed under: Williamsburg
I will refrain from commenting on this flier (from Powers Street). It pretty much speaks for itself.