New York Shitty Consumer Product Watch

July 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Fashion Goggles nys

As spotted at a local 99 Cent store during today’s wanderings. Sadly none were available in the depicted leopard print. Nothing else need be said…

Spotted At Java Street & Manhattan Avenue

July 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Java at Manhattan nys

Looks like our main drag is getting a new stop light. This, of course, begs the question as to when one will be installed on Green Street. Let’s just say I am not holding my breath…

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Coming Soon

July 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It is about time NYS

For those of you who may be wondering (as I was) if they meant Poles or poles, their web site clears up any confusion on that front. This, “Brooklyn’s Finest Pole Dancing Studio” (with pretty darned awesome logo to match, it appears to be based off of a Caduceus — Ed. Note) , is slated to open August 4th. So any/all who might be interested should mark his/her calendars. Oh yeah: they also offer pole parties

(Taken July 28, 2014)

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Driggs Avenue

July 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Driggs Avenue 7262014 NYS

Taken July 26, 2014.

The Word On The Street: Clearly New Yorkers Do Not Agree

newyorksdonotagree

The anti-Airbnb rhetoric at the Greenpoint Avenue stop of the Crosstown Local continues! I am certain this sterling operation will be pleased that as of midnight, July 26th, service will be suspended for five whole weeks. I imagine this will buy them some (more) time to hire more lobbyists and retool their laughably bad advertising campaign? Maybe they’ll even read this? I can only hope so…

Urban Artifact, Part III: Keep NYC Clean

Keep NYC Clean nys

Vacuum Cleaner nys

Taken July 22, 2014.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: End Of An Era

Demolition porn 2 nys

Demolition porn 1 nys

Demolition porn 3 nys

Demolition porn 4 nys

I had honestly forgotten that the demolition of our local sludge tank commenced yesterday. Thankfully a very nice lady named Bess gave me a reminder this morning. This evening I swung by and took the above photos.

Eagle Street 7222016 745 pm nys

Strippednys

I also got the unanticipated “value-added” of watching our local constabulary take a police report for a BMW sport utility vehicle which had been divested of its wheels. Never a dull moment folks…

Urban Artifact: Special Crosstown Local Edition

Ever had the feeling you’re being watched? Yours truly had just such a premonition while riding our very own G train last weekend. So I looked out the window onto the tracks below and guess what?

guesswho

howdy ho

I was right! If anyone has lost a Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo, he can still be found on the Church Avenue tracks at Nassau Avenue.

still there

 

He is, how shall we say, a little worse for wear?*

facedowninsubwayslurry

*READ: face down in subway slurry.

Quicklink: A New Chapter?

GWAPPscChoice quote: teaser:

After a multi-month process, the Greenpoint Association for Parks & Planning is pleased to announce it’s new Executive Board: Barbara McGlamery (Chair)*, Rich Mazur**, Trina McKeever*** (Treasurer), Laura Treciokas (Secretary)****,Manuel Zuniga and Katie Denny*****. Learn more about each of them and their connection to Greenpoint on the Board Members page

New York Shitty translation: the nominating committee stalled until mid-summer (when folks are on vacation) to announce that they have appointed themselves.

You can read this “news” in its entirety by clicking here. In closing I feel compelled to share the following video. It features the new chair of GWAPP in action. It is quite something as you will see…

*Wife of a founding member and board member of Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn. Samesaid fellow was under hire by George “Greenpoint Landing” Klen to argue the case for the 2005 rezone.

**Head of North Brooklyn Development Corporation which is overseeing the distribution of the Greenpoint Environmental Relief Fund money.

***Employee of the North Brooklyn Development Corporation. Also the owner of The Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park web site’s url. (Run a “who is” search and see for yourself!)

*****Co-chair of the Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park group.

***** Former Community Co-chair of Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Never Forget

Never Forget NYS

This one’s for Eric Garner’s family, loved ones and “citizen journalists” everywhere.

(Taken July 16, 2014.)