Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
You can’t say I did not see this one coming, gentle readers. I did. Now let’s see if the owners of 977 Manhattan Avenue (next door, whose property surrounds 981 on two sides) make them an offer they can’t refuse. I would not bet against it anyway….
UPDATE: 9/15/2015 12:17 AM:
Taken September 10, 2015.
Filed under: Brooklyn, Ft. Greene, Ft. Greene Brooklyn, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Subway
Taken by Michael.
Taken by Michael.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Love Thy Neighbor, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
Every time I walk by a construction site (which is pretty much every day I leave the apartment nowadays) I wonder how the neighbors must deal with it. This is especially true of sites which strike me as being, how shall we say, sub-par from a professional stand-point. Well, this property (which bore the vestiges of a Stop Work Order which appears to have been lifted) piqued my interest so I went in for a closer look. I’m glad I did!
A neighbor has elected to use this opportunity to create an open air art gallery! The curator seems to have a taste for landscapes, but as you can see black velvet genre (a bullfighting scene, no less) abstraction are also represented. But it does not end there.
No sir, there’s more! Note the still life of a Harpoon ale bottle. However, without argument the following was the show-stopper…
I call this one “Vampire Clown with Black Cat”. What it lacks in “technique” it more than makes up with subject matter and, um, feeling. Sweet dreams, Garden Spotters!
Filed under: New York City
Taken by Ron Anthony Bautista.
Taken by David Sierra.
Those of you who were wondering what the ruckus (replete with police helicopter) was this morning, a fellow was seen floating and was retrieved from the East River. I was told one of two things happened:
He was swimming.
- He was found floating, a woman called 911 and he was rescued.
Regardless, the good news is:
- He is alive.
- We have not had rain recently, so his risk of exposure to typhus, cholera and other nastiness from the nearby CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) is probably reduced.
Lest you were not aware, gentle readers, there is a CSO on the premises of the Brooklyn Barge Bar.
See that green sign at the right? These are used to indicate the location of a CSO. (Those who are curious, can see a larger image of it here.) Now let’s take a closer look at one of the previously featured photos on this post…
As you can see this sign has been removed. For those of you who may be wondering, this has been brought to the attention of the proper agency/agencies. They did not remove this sign (or the CSO it marks for that matter). So now the question is who did?
Taken by Pajarita Frenetica.
Taken by Diane Greene Lent.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, The Word On The Street
Taken August 27, 2015.