A recent source of fascination for yours truly is recent adjustment of parking on the western side of Manhattan Avenue between India and Huron Street. This is because I have seen a great many motorist receive a parking ticket while patronizing the recently criminalized space on this block. If I had a dollar for each one I would have a nice little chunk of beer money— but I don’t and I digress. This morning I noticed something quite interesting… a Department of Transportation employee replacing the sign adjacent to said non-parking space. His handiwork did not go unnoticed by my fellow citizens. They all agreed he did a nice job. Naturally they— as many others hereabouts— raised the question as to why the parking space straddling 983 and 987 Manhattan is verboten. And as you can see, he is explaining the bus stop has been moved, etc. etc. Upon completing the task at hand, he collected his ladder… and loaded it onto the truck parked in the bike lane across the street. As for the need for a “new” sign (as seen above), perhaps looking at its predecessor will shed some light on the matter. Why yes, those all caps are way too easy to read. And those nice big icons? Way too legible. This must be stopped immediately!!! I do not make this shit up, folks…
Attention all north ‘Point motorists! Please pay attention to this post and please circulate it to your brethren.
See the above parking space? DO NOT park there. Sure, it may appear to be a legal place to park— the white line cordoning it off would certainly indicate as much— but it is not. For the last week I have witnessed our local meter maids ticketing cars in this space with extreme prejudice. I have seen motorists protest that this space is legal, they paid the meter, etc. All to no avail. Inasmuch as I can understand (this is not exactly my area of expertise), the park sign was moved one space to the north. Hence rendering this space (white line or otherwise) into an ex-parking space. Spare yourself a parking ticket and a lot of aggravation and do not park here.
(a citizen explains this nugget of absurdity to a dismayed motorist)
That is all…
UPDATE, 12:02 pm: our beleaguered motorist has left and sure enough another fellow has fallen into the trap!
UPDATE, 4:48 pm: A lovely lady named Sherry writes
Yes, the bus stop was moved from the end of the block (Manhattan and India) one storefront down. Per Assemblyman Lentol, a Citi Bike station will not be going there but rather there will be some construction. Therefore, the buses need extra space.
So there have you!
T & N Wine and Liquor’s latest window display has been the source of considerable interest to passersby this morning. Chris, this establishment’s proprietor, has assured me he’ll be adding blood later. That’s Valentine’s Day in the Garden Spot for you…
UPDATE, 2:29 p.m.: Chris kept his word…
Taken October 8, 2011.
This bit of Easter cheer comes from (where else?) T & N Wine and Liquor. Happy Easter, Greenpointers!
After I took the above images a couple of male passerbys remarked:
I wonder if he’ll put live chicks and bunnies in there again?
It would appear the cranktabulous proprietor of this establishment, Chris, has embarked upon his latest opus!
Taken February 9, 2011.
As far as window displays go for this establishment this is pretty understated. Nonetheless, you gotta love the Santa decanters: a yuletide gift begetting a Greenpoint king— or queen!
From T & N Wine & Liquor.