New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Meserole Avenue

September 9, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Merserole Avenue nys

Taken September 9, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Happy Primary Day!

September 9, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Taken by Diane Greene Lent.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Smokestacks

September 8, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken by Axel Taferner.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Barclays Center

barlaysnus

Taken September 7, 2014.

The Word On The Street: Fear Less

September 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11217, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Fear Less nys

Taken September 7, 2014.

Urban Fur: Flatbush Avenue

September 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11217, Prospect Heights, Prospect Heights Brooklyn, Urban Fur 

Flatbush Avenue nys

Taken September 7, 2014.

Urban Artifact: Manhattan Avenue

September 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Manhattan Avenue nys

Looks like someone had a swingin’ Saturday night…

(Taken September 7, 2014.)

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Chinatown

September 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Luis Peralta.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Uh Oh

September 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Looks like someone on Manhattan Avenue between Green and Huron Street has some “guests”…

(Taken by autovac.)

From The New York Shitty Inbox…

September 6, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Dobbin Street 8302014 nys

A lady we’ll call “M” writes:

This may be on your radar already but golly gosh…

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/anti-nypd-graffiti-found-car-article-1.1919713

Yeah, spray painting a school isn’t the best idea (she could have picked a construction billboard, maybe a pull-down store gate…)…but she’s charged with a hate crime which is just SO wrong…and a felony.  So the 94th gets tough on mild mannered women with spray paint but lets lunatics go about slashing people in cafes and mexican restaurants for giggles. * sure makes sense to me (not)…

This turned up on a google search:

http://animalnewyork.com/2014/anti-cop-graffiti-suspect-charged-hate-crime/

And these too…

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/criticizing-cops-york-hate-crime/

http://reason.com/blog/2014/09/03/criticizing-cops-is-now-a-hate-crime

Ah Greenpoint

Indeedy. I would not exactly call a person who tagged a NYPD police car this “mild mannered”. Shit like that requires a pair of King Kong-sized balls. That said, should this woman be prosecuted for what she did? Absolutely. However, does she merit being prosecuted for a hate crime? No, she does not. Per thefreethoughtproject:

Under Article 485 of New York Penal Law, a “hate crime” must involve “violence, intimidation [or] destruction of property” inspired by animus toward people on the basis of “race, color, national origin, ancestry. gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability, or sexual orientation.” Absent from that inventory is any mention of occupation as a “protected category,” which means that the NYPD must consider itself to be either a tribe, a cult, or perhaps even a sexual orientation, most likely one that fetishizes sadistic mistreatment of the helpless…

Let’s face facts: Ms. Best managed to make a mockery out of the 94th/NYPD’s “authority”— however briefly. This is what these charges** are really about.

Closing on a related note, those of you who were wondering what the helicopter activity in north ‘Point was about last night, apparently a squatter gained entrance to a vacant apartment and the NYPD— replete with helicopter— was charged with “collecting” him. Those who are curious can get a better idea of what happened by clicking here.

*I have taken up this matter with Assemblyman Joe Lentol’s office. They’re on it.

**which include aggravated harassment: a charge which is also being levied against the fellow who slashed the owner of Milk & Roses recently. I want you, gentle readers, to think about this