Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
From Humboldt Street.
As I walk around North Brooklyn I often find myself pondering the human condition. These are troubled times we live in, after all. There is more to life than documenting Fedders Specials. I was reminded of this fact on Varet Street recently.
My ass is toast, I thought to myself. There’s no way I will escape. I ride the G train.
Hmm. Maybe that’s what they want me to think. If the son of man wants to come in a manner one would never expect, the Crosstown Local would be suit his designs perfectly.
I don’t know about you dear readers, but I have a plan! When the apocalyptic shit hits the proverbial fan I am hauling my ass down to the corner of Varet Street and Graham Avenue. Not unlike the ark that brought Moses to safety, my ride employs the use of wood.
Albeit with a distinctively nuanced 20th century twist.
I sure hope this baby is an automatic. There’s no way in (or in this case, getting out of) hell I’m letting Mr. Heather behind the wheel.
Filed under: Bushwick
Okay, I see the foliage but where are the boogers? Wait —don’t tell me —I don’t want to know.
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
If anyone sees this bicycle, whoever is riding it is either a thief or purchased it from one. V writes:
My bike was stolen from Greenpoint Ave and Eckford St today (May 27, 2008) while I was at work. I filed a police report but all that allows me to do is claim it legally if I find it on my own… It’s a vintage, ladies’, cranberry colored, Schwinn with a big basket on the front and all the paint worn off the center of the frame from the chain lock. It was locked to a sign post with a Kryptonite lock.
It just really gets my goat that someone would take the time to cut thru my Kryptonite lock, in broad day light, on a Tuesday afternoon, just to steal my beat up old Schwinn with a wobbly wheel, bent basket, and shot breaks. Why me? Life’s not fair…
So let me get this straight: a police report was filed but all this allows V to do is claim it if she finds it on her own. Aren’t the police supposed to retrieve stolen property? Or at least investigate a little bit? I guess not. I suppose they’re too busy harassing photographers.
In any case if anyone has seen this stolen bike please call the 94th Precinct: 718 383-3879.
Last week some of you might recall I noticed something bearing a strong resemblance to a gopher strapped to a fence behind the bath house on Huron Street. Well, lest any of you have been wondering, it’s still there.
What’s more, some sucker lucky guy or gal who buys this unit at the Viridian is going to get a particularly scenic view. I really like this photo. It almost looks like this little critter is riding a magic carpet.
Or trying to escape.
Take your pick.
Filed under: Area 51
Once in a blue moon I happen upon a web site whose concept is so utterly brilliant I am green with envy. Such was the case at the Brooklyn Blogfest earlier this month. During the “shout out” session a gentleman got on stage and described of his blog, Trailers Undone. The sole purpose of this site is to review movies solely based on their trailers. No more shelling out ridiculous sums of money to only walk away disappointed!
If any of you have the time today, do check this site out. It’s a lot of fun!
Filed under: Long Island City
Saturday, May 31 at 1:00 p.m. Richard Melnick of the Greater Astoria Historical Society and Bernand Ente of the Newtown Creek Alliance will be co-conducting a free 90 minute tour of the Borden Avenue bridge and surrounding Long Island City. All interested attendees are instructed to meet at:
Hunters Point Avenue near 21st Street, adjacent to the entrances for the Hunters Point Avenue #7 Subway Train Station, on the street, east end of station.
Anyone wishing for more information should contact the Newtown Creek Alliance via email at info (at) newtowncreekalliance (dot) org. Be sure to mention “May 31 Tour” in the subject line.
Thatâ€™s what makes parts of Brooklyn so special. You have all of these rowhouses, townhouses, smaller-scale developments, more neighborhood-friendly developments. You have more open space. The quality of life in this way is going to be preserved in Brooklyn.
- Karl Fischer
Hey Karl, you might want to head down to the Boulevard Tavern on Meeker Avenue. Someone would like to have a word with you.
Look at it this way Mr. Fischer, at least one person in Greenpoint doesn’t think you are the “worst architect ever“.
Photo Credit: BIG props got out to Jay Slack for forwarding this gem. Great find!
Filed under: Area 51
A number of you probably attended any one of a number of festivities thrown last weekend in honor of the Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th birthday. I was not fortunate enough to check out the Brooklyn Bridge last weekend, but thankfully my intrepid colleague (and fellow Greenpointer) Bitchcakes did. You can check out her flickr photo set by clicking here.
Someone abandoned their sign. I guess they got enough $$ for breakfast.
You know times are bad when Lady Liberty is shilling for breakfast money at the Brooklyn Bridge.
In all seriousness folks, there are a lot of people right now who are having a very hard time putting food on the table. I know for a fact the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s food pantry is seeing an unprecedented number of families needing groceries.
Why not take a little time and donate to your local food kitchen today?
Photo Credits: BitchcakesNY
It has been brought to my attention that Studio B is applying for a cabaret license! Community Board One‘s “Public Safety Committee”* will be having a hearing this Thursday, May 29th, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this matter. Those you who are interested in giving your two cents at this meeting (and I know you are out there) should swing by CB1′s office at:
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
I wonder if these folks know about Studio’s B yet-to-be rescinded Stop Work Order and fire code issues? Well, I suppose they’ll find out soon enough. In closing I would like to quote the findings from my favorite Studio B D.O.B. violation:
WORK W/O A PERMIT. WORK NOTED: INTERIOR SHEETROCK PARTITION WALLS ERECTED TO CREATE 1 CLASS ‘A’ DWELLING WITH 2 BEDROOMS, LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN WITH GAS STOVE, SINK AND BATHROOM WITH SHOWER, SINK, TOILET, BIDET &
*Not to be confused with the Public Safety Commission.