Urban Artifact, Part II: Callbox Cuisine

August 30, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Callbox Manhattan at Greenpoint Avenue nys

Rice and beans nys

Callbox Cuisine nys

As spotted today around noon. Who doesn’t love him/her some rice and beans? I do— and obviously someone else does because these vittles were gone when I walked by later at 5:30 pm. Another Greenpoint mystery! For those of you who may be wondering, I have seen a great many foodstuff “stored” in this call box over the years. It is an ad hoc pantry/storage area of sorts. By far the best was a can, bereft of label, which had question makes drawn all over it with Sharpie marker. On the top someone saw fit to write:

The Mystery Can!

Ah, memories…

Urban Artifact: Kent Avenue

August 30, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

walker with leis nys

Taken August 30, 2014.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Josephine

Josephine NYS

Taken August 30, 2014.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

Manhattan AvenueBWnys

Taken August 30, 2014.

The Word On The Street: 21st Street

August 30, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11105, Astoria, Astoria Queens, The Word On The Street 

21 Street Astoria nys

Taken August 28, 2014.

Urban Artifact: Special East Village Edition

August 30, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10003, 10009, East Village, East Village Manhattan 

Looks like Santacon finally wound down for someone— or perhaps it has just begun? Only 116 days until Christmas, folks. Best to get your drink on early…

(Taken by kiminnyc.)

Urban Artifact: Pornocopia!

August 29, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

For the last week the Mister has been on “staycation”. This has entailed certain things, among them:

  • Taking strolls at a more leisurely pace. This is my concession to the Mister.
  • The Mister allowing yours truly to investigate items I find of interest.

This post is an example of the latter. This evening the Mister and I were meeting friends for dinner at Raizes.* Instead of simply walking McGuinness (which is a bit much), I suggested we walk Newell instead. It was not long until we encountered something interesting. This:

Mystery bag

I, having seen quite a bit of weird shit on the this block over the years, immediately dove in.

You’re not going to touch that?

The Mister asked. To wit I replied;

There’s porn in this bag.

Sure enough, my “porndar” was correct!

sticky fingered 2

Behold, Sticky Fingered #2.

Rocky 3 and 5

Underneath this fine piece of cinema was Rocky 3 & Rocky 5. Fascinating.

moreporn

And underneath all the previous was, naturally, MORE PORN! Specifically: Ass Fuck 4, Little Lace Panties 1

PORNO

and this intriguingly titled tape of specially curated material. What secrets does it hold, I wonder? Any/all who are looking for something to do this holiday weekend may want to take the above selections under consideration. There are eight tapes total (one of which is not labelled at all— intriguing!) and they can be found behind the Key Food on Newell Street.

pornocopia

I have neatly arranged them for easy/selection perusal. Enjoy!

*Which I highly recommend, by the way. There are vegan and vegetarian items available. They are offered on their small plate menu. Try them!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Balloon Man

August 29, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Taken by Pajarita Frenetica.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: And Now A Word From The 94th Precinct

August 29, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Via an anonymous tipster:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted in connection with an attempted burglary within the confines of the 94 Precinct. The details are as follows:

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 at approximately 0250 hours, the suspect entered 99 North 10 Street without permission or authority and attempted to gain entry into offices within.

Surveillance video of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

It would appear that some fellow— and a very menacing one at that (nothing strikes fear in the hearts of men like a purple Polo shirt)— attempted to burgle Vice Magazine. Or was one of their employees was simply trying to go to back to work operating on sheer motor memory?

DOBBIS93to99north10stret

97 North 10 street

In any case, the 94th Precinct ison it.

Oh, the irony…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: The Word On The Street

August 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Taken by Scoboco.