New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Gumshoe

March 21, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

gumshoe

From Ainslie Street.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Smile!

February 4, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Smile

Taken February 4, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part III: From The Heart Of The City Without Love

September 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 24, 2012.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Ainslie Street

July 2, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken July 1, 2012.

Lost In Williamsburg: Little Doug

In addition to receiving a notification about this lost lass from Neighborhood Cats, today I spotted a large number of flyers soliciting her return during my peregrinations around East Williamsburg. “Little Doug” calls Graham Avenue between Powers and Ainslie Street her home. If you have seen “Little Doug” or know of her whereabouts please contact her people at the above-listed telephone numbers. She is clearly missed!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Live From Community Board 1

All in all it was a pretty dull evening at the Swinging 60’s Senior’s Center tonight. However, I did film OSA’s announcement regarding the concerts. Simply put, moving forward these will be located at 50 Kent Avenue (which is city-owned property) and they have scheduled a “town hall” meeting where concerned neighbors can voice their concerns; offer criticism (be it constructive or otherwise) and advice. Watch for yourself!

Nonetheless, very salient concerns were raised at the end of the meeting during the “public speaking” session:

New York Shitty analysis:

  1. On the surface 50 Kent Avenue may prove— at least financially— to be a better venue for the Open Space Alliance to conduct these concerts. It is city-owned property and as such they do not have to split the profits with East River State Park.
  2. This year’s concerts, per Ms. Thayer, netted an estimated $250,000. Mind you, this is before costs have been factored in and without taking into account that East River State Park gets half the take. So let’s say, optimistically, $250,000 was raised and there are no costs. This only leaves $125,000— a pittance as far as institutional funds are concerned— to ostensibly improve parks in the entirety of Community Board 1. What’s the point?
  3. Unless better crowd control and sensitivity to/coordination with public transportation— namely service suspensions by the MTA and perhaps special ferry service to and from Manhattan— are explored by OSA I honestly do not see things changing other than who will be doing the complaining. The “problem” has simply been moved.
  4. Does filming the aftermath of OSA’s “Widespread Panic” concert merit death threats? Really?

OSA Town Hall Meeting Regarding “The Concerts”
October 20th starting at 6:30 p.m.
Swinging Sixties Seniors Center
211 Ainslie Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

New York Shitty Day Starter: The Price of Hating

September 15, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Ainslie Street.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Ainslie Street

July 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken July 14, 2011.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art du Jour: Obey

July 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Hope Street.

Miss Heather

The Word On The Street: Plans

From Ainslie Street.

Miss Heather

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