Urban Fur: Manhattan Avenue

August 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

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This magnificent beast’s place of enjoyment is the Mini Mart at 711 Manhattan Avenue. As you can see she opted to spend this lovely day in the shade watching the world go by. And, as I learned, I too was being watched. Noticing my interest in this comely cat a few fellows decided to give her head rubs and yours truly a little art direction. More specifically: they wanted me to shoot a photo of her from this angle.

By Request

We all agreed this one did not quite work.

She stopped being cute.

One of my collaborators noted. To wit I replied:

Of course she stopped being cute. She’s a cat. If you want cuteness on demand ask a dog.

From The New York Shitty Inbox…

August 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A fellow named James writes:

Hi Heather, this is James Jones. I’ve lived on Green St. for a very long time and I’m a big fan of Newyorkshitty.com. I am a filmmaker and a few months ago I had a chance to interview Steven Goldsholle, of Goldscholle plumbing on Manhattan Avenue,  a few days before he closed his business down. I made several film shorts from the interview. He talks about how Greenpoint has changed, the store’s history and his plans for retirement. If you think any of this may be of interest to your readers, please feel free to provide a link to this channel or one of the films. Either way, I’ll keep reading! Thanks.

Naturally I am not going to pass up a chance to share this. Without further ado, let ‘em roll!

Mr. Goldscholle and Greenpoint #1 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Mr. Goldscholle and Greenpoint #2 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Mr. Goldscholle and Greenpoint #3 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Mr. Goldsholle and Greenpoint #4 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Thanks so much for sharing this with me, James! A great many of us, including of course the local canines, miss us some Steve.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Stoop Sale

August 16, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken by autovac.

From The New York Shitty Inbox…

August 15, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

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Jilly Ballistic writes:

Not sure if you came across this divine structure previously, but I thought you should know about it.

Enjoy.

Nice. I for one am delighted the East River Ferry is back in service. No doubt a tourist or two has disembarked here to meet this, our proud ambassador. Welcome to Greenpoint!

The Word On The Street, Part II: We Are Greenpoint

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From Manhattan Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Rush Hour

Taken by autovac.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

August 13, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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After about a minute or two they opt to turn on the roller balls!

As spied and captured today at 2:10 pm  on Manhattan Avenue. If this parking “space” looks vaguely familiar to you, gentle readers, it is because the “parking space” in question is a ticket trap of choice hereabouts.

Of course I suppose this may only apply to folks who park in the correct direction. This one’s for Sheryl Yvette. She just happened to bump into none other that NYPD Commish Bill Brattan last Friday. What’s more, she took a photo!

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About this encounter she writes:

I was on 2nd Ave, waiting at the light at 57th St. I see a double parked SUV directly ahead of me, on the other side of the light, so I know I have to go around it when I get there. The light turns green. As I’m approaching, a big suited guy opens the rear passenger door – into oncoming traffic, mind you – and into the path I’m headed – and lets in none other than NYPD Commissioner Bratton. I had a cab right next to me and nowhere to go so I had to stop. Naturally I took a photo…

oh make sure to mention that they were double parked in a “sharrow” – which, if you don’t know what that is, wikipedia explains them like so: “This marking is placed in the center of a travel lane to indicate that a bicyclist may use the full lane.” It’s supposed to be a visual cue to drivers that cyclists are likely to be there. You can see it in the photo – the painted sharrow. Thanks #mynypd!

Happy Wednesday!

Urban Artifact: McCarren Park

August 8, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

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Taken August 8, 2014.

The Word On The Street: Pulaski Bridge

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Taken August 7, 2014.

Lost In Greenpoint: Baby Fatty

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As spied today on Manhattan Avenue. Baby Fatty has been missing from her stomping grounds (Green and Huron Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Provost Street) since July 29th. If you have seen Baby Fatty (who, is should be noted IS micro-chipped!) or know of her whereabouts please contact her people at the above-listed phone numbers. A cash reward is being offered. Thanks!