From The Community Board 1 Combined & Public Hearing: Newtown Creek CAG

This item was brought forth by our board’s Environmental Chair (and all-around nice lady), Ryan Kuonen. What is the Newtown Creek “CAG”, you ask? Very simple: as it name indicates it is a panel consisting of members of the greater Newtown Creek community whose purpose is to oversee the clean-up of this waterway and provide a forum to discuss any pertinent environmental concerns.

Perhaps this may not strike some of you as being terribly exciting, but I assure you it is very much needed. And Newtown Creek CAG needs you! Simply put, they want as diverse a panel as possible and to this end are seeking new members. You can learn more about “CAG” and how you can get involved by persuing their “about” page.

Otherwise (and to close on a related note): follows is footage of our Community Board Chair’s opening remarks from said convocation which, among other things, condemns the city’s consideration of a site in Greenpoint (Lombardy Street at Varick Avenue to be specific) for the placement of a “Green Energy Facility” (READ: an incinerator).

NOTE: What Mr. Olechowski fails to mention initially— but does mention in his “letter”— is a second proposed site is just across the creek south of the Kosciuszko Bridge. While not in Greenpoint per se, its impact will undoubtedly be felt here. Something to consider, folks!

UPDATE, 6:20 p.m.: A commenter has raised a very salient question. This being: Exactly how does one become a CAGer? In this respect this web site appears to be vague. However, I have been advised that any/all interested parties should show up at their next meeting. This has yet to be announced. Thus, joining Newtown Creek CAG’s mailing list is the way to go. This you can be done by going to their web page, entering your email address in the field highlighted below and hitting “follow”.

Quicklink: Black Gold Flows In Queens

December 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Newtown Creek 

It would appear Newtown Creek just can’t get a break! Click here and read about the latest “gusher” to grace the Seine of north Brooklyn!*

*And southern western Queens, of course.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dispatch From Maspeth

November 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11378, Criminal Activity, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens 

As I noted recently, McGuinness Boulevard is no longer the record holder for stolen access covers. This dubious distinction is now held by Maspeth’s Grand Avenue. I spied a whopping thirteen missing covers in a mere half mile stretch. That’s the bad news. Now onto the good news: if the following email forwarded to yours truly via an anonymous tipster is any indication, our friends across the creek are taking this matter quite seriously.

If you see someone plundering your man hole access cover, fellow north Brooklynites, say something! Call 911.

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!

The Word On The Street: Good Advice

From Laurel Hill Boulevard.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Kosciuszko Bridge

November 26, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11378, Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill Queens, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens 

Taken November 25, 2011.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Maspeth

November 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11378, Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill Queens, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Newtown Creek 

Taken November 25, 2011.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Newtown Creek

Taken October 23, 2011.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Tour The ‘Creek For $10.00!

Strike A Pose

Shit Tits and Scrap Metal

Ribbed For Her Pleasure

That’s right folks: thanks to the NYCEF Newtown Creek Fund of the Hudson River Foundation ten bucks buys you a trip up our very own Shit Newtown Creek! Those of you who are interested in this very special opportunity better act fast. I imagine tickets are gonna sell out quick!

Newtown Creek Boat Tour(s)
October 23, 2011 10:00 – Noon; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 (You can purchase tickets by clicking here!)
Leaves from Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
New York, New York 10038

Special thanks go out to Mitch Waxman of the Newtown Pentacle for not only bringing this to my attention— but it should also be noted he will be the Master of Ceremonies! You can read about what he has cooked up for Open House New York (which is October 15th) by clicking here. Check it out!

Found On Meeker Avenue: Missing

Taken June 28, 2011.

Miss Heather

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