Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Man At The Crossroads*

May 19, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art, Wow 

*Those of you who are unaware and/or simply curious about the provenance of this work of art, can become informed by clicking here.

The Word On The Street, Part II: A Brooklyn Queens Expressway PSA

October 23, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken October 23, 2012.

The Word On The Street, Part I: A Meeker Avenue PSA

September 10, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 10, 2012.

Southside Photo Du Jour: Almost Famous

September 6, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 6, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Word On The Street

July 28, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Word on the street

Taken by Peter Jan Beemster.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: From The Brooklyn Queens Expressway With Love

Taken July 6, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Homelessness Under The BQE?

May 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A person we’ll call “N” writes:

Hi there —

Wanted to pass along some info about the homeless encampment that is starting to stink up the 5 block radius around it – I reported it to 311 and it turns out our police precinct seems to think it’s not under their jurisdiction to disband it. I’ve called the Department of Homeless Services and it seems that are also aware of the problem but have not done anything about it yet. Meanwhile the homeless guys have a BBQ, mattresses, and just tons and tons of shit piling up around there. They’ve been collecting stuff there for months now. It’s getting really disgusting. You should take a walk by there and check it out. Spread awareness and maybe if enough people complain the police or the homeless dept will get them some help. It’s really sad.

Thanks!

This afternoon I went to see this myself. The following photos and video footage pretty much say it all.

(speechless)

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Under The BQE

Installation of discarded Christmas trees under the BQE, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2012

Lots of twine

Taken by Michael Neff.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Billboard Down At Meeker & Graham Avenue

An anonymous tipster writes:

Brooklyn: BQE at Metropolitan Ave Hugh. Billboard  came down due to the high winds and resting on the expressway, Highway is closed.

Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/157908118465024001

By all appearances no one was hurt (I am awaiting a confirm of this from the head of the 94th Precinct). Nonetheless, commuters might want to avoid this area. YIKES!

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: here are a few more images courtesy of JUZTIN

bqe1

bqe2

My questions are now this: What, if any, regulations are there for billboards? Are they subject to routine maintenance— and if so, by whom? If so, was a lack of routine maintenance to blame for this? Did the inexplicable and horrific auto accident involving an office duty police officer recently possibly destabilize this sign? I don’t know— but I want to find out!

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: So apparently the billboard was located on the building in question and it appears the aforemention-auto accident is not a factor: citizen journalist Robin writes:

The car went off the other side of the BQE and one block up (south side , btwn Graham and Humboldt). The pole for this sign was in the back of the building it fell on (north side btwn Graham and Manhattan).

Photo credits: Robin Hagert (Thanks!)

 

New York Shitty Day Ender (O)UR NY

December 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken December 16, 2011 under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Greenpoint.

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