New York Shitty Manhole du Jour: North 10 Street & Roebling

December 24, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken December 24, 2011.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Season’s Greetings From Monitor Street

On November 27th, Jay noted:

New access cover on Monitor street. Third replacement this year. There’s still a month left in 2011 for this one to get swiped, too.

This morning, December 22nd, Jay writes:

With just over a week left in 2011 another access cover on monitor street has been swiped. That makes 4? 5? for this year alone. I’ve lost count. Will the next one come gift wrapped?

Since we Greenpointers have by and large been a good lot, perhaps Santa and his elves will see fit to give us a new one? My advice is as follows: Monitor Street residents leave a plate of milk and cookies next to this pilfered man hole come December 24th. (Hey, a little bribery never hurt!) In the meantime I would like to humbly recommend the following to our fair city:

  1. Some attempt at policing the scrap metal businesses (which are clearly purchasing these stolen goods) be made.
  2. These access covers be fashioned out of a material (plastic perhaps?) which render them non-lucrative to sell.

In closing, I will leave you with some more handiwork of our local entrepreneurs courtesy of a lass named Robin.

She writes:

Hey heather ,
Here are some pix of missing covers. one is on Withers St. by Graham the other 2 are right across the street from Scrap It Up, on Maspeth and Morgan where all the guys go with their shopping carts full of “scrap”. It was too dark when I past but you should check out the naked fire hydraint out in front, LOL.

New York Shitty Manhole Watch: Special 8th Commandment Edition

December 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I have been woefully remiss in sharing the latest round of access cover plunder plaguing our fair burgh. This egregious oversight I hope to correct soon (probably tomorrow). In the meantime, I leave you with this one I found today across the street from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Drive carefully!

New York Shitty Manhole Patrol: Hopscotch

November 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Perhaps it is the overcast weather, but today yours truly has a case of the doldrums. No, make that had. Thanks to the immensely talented Will Star I got a little inspiration. So I grabbed a few sticks of sidewalk chalk and headed over to Clay Street. Why Clay Street, you ask? Very simple: it is located just around the corner from Barge Park Playground and sports the above depicted plundered access cover. I felt by perhaps drawing a hopscotch grid around this hazard it would make people aware that it is only a matter of time before someone (very likely a child) injures him/herself by falling into it.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Replaced!

Jay writes:

New access cover on Monitor street. Third replacement this year. There’s still a month left in 2011 for this one to get swiped, too.

Closing on a related note, yours truly recently went on a sojourn in Maspeth. Follows is a revue of my findings from Grand Avenue between 57th Street and 47th Street. Enjoy!

For those of you who are keeping count this tops the number of plundered man holes gracing our very own McGuinness Boulevard (the previous record holder at 12).

Mazel Tov, Maspeth!

P.S.: If it is any consolation to us north Brooklynites, the plaque gracing the King’s Country end of the Grand Avenue/Street Bridge has been “liberated”.

Special thanks goes out to Brooklyn Imbecile, my traveling companion for the day, for allowing me to post the above two photos. Thanks!

New York Shitty Manhole Watch: Paidge Avenue

November 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This specimen (as stumbled upon by yours truly this morning) shows just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

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