New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: From The BQE With Love

August 8, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken August 8, 2012.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Fringe

August 7, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Meeker Avenue.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Meeker Avenue

July 20, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken July 19, 2012.

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Meeker Avenue

June 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken June 30, 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)

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Swing!

May 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Father Macri Triangle.

New York Shitty Day Starter: HOT!

April 20, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Meeker Avenue.

LOST IN GREENPOINT: Boots

March 22, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I spied this flyer today at the intersection of Meeker Avenue and Sutton Street while enjoying today’s wonderful weather. It goes without saying that stuff like this breaks my heart— so if you have seen Boots or know of his whereabouts please contact his people at the above-listed telephone number. Let’s get this gorgeous guy back home!

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Meeker Avenue PSA

February 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken February 26, 2012.

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!)

 

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