Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Almost There…

Manhattan Avenue July 3 2015 nys

I am pleased to announce that the airplane bottle art project is well along the way to completion!

Spotted At 981 Manhattan Avenue: Closed…

July 3, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

977 and 981 Manhattan Avenue July 3 2015 nys

Closed until further notice NYS

It would appear after a visit and thorough inspection courtesy of New York’s Bravest*, the Salvation Army is closed until further notice. UPDATE, 3:41 pm: word on the street is the Salvation Army’s space experienced flooding. Once this is remediated they will reopen. We’ll see…

*It is my understanding that 977 Manhattan Avenue was inspected as well. Why does this stuff always happen while I am on vacation?

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

July 3, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11201, Boerum Hill, Boerum Hill Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Dean Street NYS

Taken July 2, 2015.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

July 2, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Tenement On Wheels 600

Yes folks, nothing says “Welcome home” from a vacation in New Mexico quite like a, this, tenement on wheels. What’s more, an eagle-eyed bystander (who is clearly a connoisseur of fine motor vehicles/”rides”) was kind enough to bring to my attention the car parked behind it.

Bluesmobile600

A retired police car festooned with not one— but two— American flags. I have given this the moniker “the Bluesmobile” (for obvious reasons)…

Urban Artifact, Part II: 949 Days & Counting

Prison Bear June 10 2015 nys

The facial expression pretty much says it all. Ever wondered what 949 days of non-stop “oversight” of Franklin Street and Greenpoint Avenue will do to you? Well, now you know. Like the hat, however…

(Taken June 10, 2015.)

New York Shitty Street Feral Furniture Watch: Banker Street

Street Seating Banker Street 61015 nys

Taken June 10, 2015.

Urban Artifact: Bedford Avenue

Urban Artifact nys

Taken June 10, 2015.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

workinprogress nys

Today yours truly decided to avail herself of the sunshine and take a stroll around the neighborhood. It was on Manhattan Avenue I happened upon the above item. Knowing Greenpoint genius when I see it, I opted to stop and take a photo of it. This piqued the interest of the gentleman (presumably) responsible for this piece of art. He assured me it is very much a work in progress. The end product will spell out the initials of an buddy of his: “T. T. B.”. I applauded him on his ingenuity using a commonplace object (airplane bottles of liquor, many are to be found hereabouts) and the environment (in this case, a subway grate) so as to create a work of public art. My only suggestion was he perhaps paint the bottles so as to make them more noticeable. He noted quite a few passersby made that suggestion and that he plans to not only paint the bottles (in multiple colors, by hand) but continue this work on the adjacent grates. I am guessing divesting said bottles of their contents (READ: consumption) may very well be a “recreational”/”performance” aspect of this project as well. Brilliant! I can hardly wait to see the rest of this project unfold…

The Word On The Street: Special Bond Street Edition

Honesty nys

Taken June 6, 2015.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: G Is For…

G is for nys

Taken June 5, 2015.