New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

No Fuckz Given nys

Taken February 21, 2015.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Moultrie Street

January 19, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Reflection Water Testing Station 2

Today— being as it is Martin Luther King Day— the Mister (who had the day off) and I took a walk. This vision greeted us at the intersection of Moultrie Street and Meserole Avenue. I, noting this wonder of nature is a shitting spitting distance from the Shit Tits, dubbed it Lake Shiticaca.

Greenpoint Reservoir 2

Upon closer inspection I concurred that the Mister’s suggested moniker “The Greenpoint Reservoir” is much more apropos.

Lake Shiticaca 600

Those of you who want to take your model motor (or U) boats for a spin— or have a few dozen rubber duckies (this being north Brooklyn, I am certain someone does)— may wish to exploit this bit of Greenpoint Glory while it lasts.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Meserole Avenue

September 9, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Merserole Avenue nys

Taken September 9, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Inbox

A very nice fellow named Matt writes:

Hey Miss Heather. Sorry for grabbing your contact from the internet but I wanted to tell you of a developing story. There’s a factory/warehouse in Greenpoint that has 10-20 cats and kittens that they’re removing to the ACC (Animal Care & Control), which means certain death for these poor lil’ guys. The problem began when they welded a metal grate over the entrance/exit the cats use and when neighbors noticed little kitten faces peeking from behind the grate, assumed it was two kittens who had accidentally been welded in a crawlspace. According to the factory the grate was put up to keep new cats from coming in – these cats have all lived their entire lives inside being fed by staff.

Their problem is unmanageable for them and they feel that they don’t really have any other options. Unfortunately they were given info on how to humanely trap and rescue these cats but the person who was going to do this never followed up on it and the situation got worse. A group of people from the cat rescue community has stepped in to try to help w/ this situation but the factory has traps all over the warehouse and we can’t keep up w/ the amount of cats they’re trapping. They unfortunately began sending to the ACC yesterday.

I thought this story might be of interest to the local Greenpoint community and wondered if you were willing to blog about it. Please let me know.

One other thing – they owners don’t necessarily seem like bad guys. Like they actually seem to regret the ACC direction but feel they don’t really have another choice and need to do what has to be done. Just wanted to mention that so you know they’re not like “lets murder kittens!!!

Duly posted— and understood! If anyone knows of a home wherein these feral furry ones can be relocated please contact Matt via email cutler9 (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

Overheard At The Greenpoint Post Office

December 18, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

welcometohellNYS

I am not mailing state secrets, I just want first class postage.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: 122 Meserole Avenue’s Amazing Technicolor Fence

Fence

As this post intimates, yours truly loves to see old things rehabilitated and/or transformed into something “new”. One need only look at some of the new “architecture” hereabouts to illustrate my point. Newer is not always better. It may be easier and more lucrative, but the trade off is it is (more often than not) uglier as hammered dog shit. But this is not about ugly things or even dog shit. This is about something that brightened up my day in a serious way.

122 Meserole Avemue

I present for your viewing pleasure the fence gracing the premises of 122 Meserole Avenue. I know what you’re thinking, gentle readers:

This does not look so awesome. What’s the big deal?

Looking north

As is often the case with such nuggets of joy this is best enjoyed in person— still I will endeavor to convey the awesomeness.

Rainbow Fence

Simply put, strips of plastic have been strung through this old-school chain-link fence creating a riot of color!

Sign 2

Perhaps the purpose of this project was utilitarian, e.g.; discouraging folks from chaining their bikes to said fence? Or not? Regardless, it is really not important.

Signage

Rather what is important is even the most mundane of things can, with some “vision”, creativity and good ol’ elbow grease, be turned into a thing of beauty that all can enjoy. What I love about this creation is its simplicity. Big things can come from “thinking small”. I give this creation two enthusiastic New York Shitty thumbs up!

Urban Fur: Neighborhood Watch

February 1, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

meseroleave

From Meserole Avenue.

New York Shitty Day Starter: The Word On The Street

From Meserole Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Found

September 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A cat-loving Greenpointer writes:

My mom found this sweet kitten last night on the corner of Meserole Avenue & Mcguiness Blvd (she lives next door to the abandoned house whose stoop she was on).

Female kitten. Her claws are groomed which makes me assume it is someones (not a stray). She knows how to use the litter box. Extremely friendly (even to my dog, and my moms 2 older cats). Would it be possible to post this on your blog in the hopes of finding her mommy & daddy?

Im going to go to the Greenpoint Vet on Nassau with the same picture in the hopes that perhaps they recognize who she is.

Thank you so much.

In anyone knows to whom this lovely young lady belongs please contact her good Samaritan via email at aniak (at) aol (dot) com

Thanks!

Today At 239 Banker Street…

July 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

…an agent showing the property to a prospective client?

And of course this.

It would appear that not merely being satisfied with illegally leasing out spaces at this edifice as residential space (and violating a Stop Work Order) our friends at 239 Banker have decided to kick it up a notch by adding this garbage can holder— or is it a bike rack?

It’s kind of hard to tell. In any case I can assure you this is quite illegal (it’s located on city property). Anyone care to call 311? Rounding out this, the latest but certainly not to be last, post about this property I leave you with this Craigslist advertisement…

and this recently issued disposition from the Department of Buildings.

Hilarious.

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