New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Stop & Frisk

December 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: Criminal Activity, New York City, Stuff The Makes Heather Sad 

stop and frisk

The latest in my snow globe series commemorating the (blissfully) soon-to-be over Bloomberg Era. NEXT UP: Santacon!

On a (somewhat) related note, I would like to take a moment to thank the Metropolitan Transit Authority for— wittingly or unwittingly— scheduling a suspension of the Crosstown Local the weekend of this lovely act of “philanthropy”. I strongly suspect this did preclude these miscreants from “spilling over” here.

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Thanks guys (and gals)!

H/T to EVGrieve for bringing the above gem to my attention.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Bloomberg

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As spotted today on Ten Eyck Street. Those of you who are not in the knows as to what the above-depicted object is, click here.

LAST GASP: The Word On The Street

December 20, 2012 ·
Filed under: New York City, The Word On The Street 

Word in the phone booth

Taken by Nellies78.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Pull

November 2, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken November 1, 2012.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Hope Street

September 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 24, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Prohibition

September 6, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF 

Could her slice of pizza be next?

Miss Mousey Brown (who took the above photograph) opines:

Could her slice of pizza be next?

The Word On The Street, Part IV: Metropolitan Avenue

Taken August 23, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Grand Opening Ceremony For 400 McGuinness?

August 17, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If the above missive is any indication it would appear there not only will be one but our Mayor will be present.

Here’s the deal folks: whether or not you are for this facility the fact of the matter is we as residents of this community had a right to know it was open. In fact, the operators of this shelter were required to notify both our Community Board and elected officials when this came to pass. This did not happen. Rather, a temporary Certificate of Occupancy was secured, an emergency was declared and this facility was quietly and conveniently opened while Community Board 1 was on summer break.

The issue at hand is one of transparency. One would hope we as citizens/tax payers would be entitled to this from our civil servants. Obviously this is not the case.

New York Shitty Day Starter: 400 McGuinness Is Open For Business

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

A person we’ll call “M” writes (via comments on this post):

its open now. boyfriend met a guy who showed him an ID, assured him that the shelter was for people who have jobs. he was rushing back to beat the 10pm curfew. saw him the next night, with another guy from the shelter, a little more drunk than the night before, but still personable. so, not sure about the september opening date, unless i slept through august (which i was trying to do).

After some (somewhat) polite nut-twisting (this) I got an answer from our City Councilman. Here it is:

So there have you. Thanks Mr. Levin.

UPDATE, August 15, 2012: It has been brought to my attention that a temporary Certificate of Occupancy was issued for this property in July.

Looks like someone dropped the ball.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dispatch From The McCarren Park Pool

A person we’ll call “E” writes (in an email entitled “McCarren Pool/Hot Tip!” at 6:33 p.m.):

the pool is lovely. up until the lifeguards tried to get someone to stop doing something. lifeguard jumped in the pool. another got pushed in. fracas! punches were thrown, not too many people involved. they kicked everyone out and closed the poop an hour early. 2 squad cars and 2 unmarked cars were on the scene. alas, no photos.

Interesting/relevant fact: We used to have a Parks Enforcement Police “PEP” Officer in our district. The powers-that-be got rid of him. Happy Friday.

UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: Here’s the 411 per 94th Precinct’s Community Affairs office:

No riot… Just a fight involving 3 people and then a lifeguard tried to intervene (and) got hit by accident (no injuries).

Thus, the person witnesses saw taken away in an ambulance was a lifeguard— and the above missive from the 94th intimates his injuries were not severe. Does this mean this incident isn’t worrisome? It is. What transpired today raises (in my opinion) a very important question:

Exactly what IS the protocol at the McCarren Park Pool for handling emergencies— be it a fight, a medical emergency, accident, etc.?

Unlike McCarren Park (or any park here, for that matter) pool users probably do not have cell phones handy to call 911 if /when an emergency arises— so who does? Thoughts/information, anyone?

P.S.: While I am fairly certain “E” meant “pool” in the third sentence, it gave me an opportunity to share one of my favorite parts of Caddyshack (and there are many). Such is one of the perks of being one’s own editor.

P.S. #2: Why is it whenever something bad happens at McCarren Park it is located in Greenpoint?

I’d really like to know.

 

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