Tomorrow: Let The Dredging Commence!

March 16, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

That’s right folks: tomorrow, March 17th (also known as St. Paddy’s Day— insert pot of gold quip here) March 24th, the long-anticipated dredging of Newtown Creek begins. If/when you smell or hear noise fellow Greenpointers— and I can assure some of you will— here’s what to do:

Dredging on Whale Creek (off of Newtown Creek near sewage treatment facility) is expected to happen on Monday, 3/17/2014. If you experience odors or noise, please call 311 and make an “odor complaint” and/or “noise complaint”. DEP’s response will depend on the amount of 311 complaints made. Be sure to get a complaint number and forward it to the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee liaison Christine Holowacz at 718-349-0150 or nc.mc@verizon.net. You can also send me the complaint number at bargeparkpals@msn.com…

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Interesting

January 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek, Wow, WTF 

I have been wondering what is up with the Greenpoint Boathouse Project of late. As some of you might recall this project (whose description can been seen at the City Parks Foundation’s web site) was brought to a vote and chosen to receive public funds. “Newtown Creek money”, if you will. Well today a most interesting item was brought to my attention via a tipster. This:

A new building has been proposed for 51 Ash Street.

Not much of interest here. Be patient, gentle readers!

I see we are not only are we going to get a “community facility” in the way of a private club for a non for profit (think about that one for a minute) but we’re getting a transient hotel. Fascinating!

And none other than the folks behind Broadway Stages are responsible for this, um, novel endeavor! For those of you who are not in the know as to where 51 Ash Street is located, the following screengrabs from Google Maps should clear matters up a bit.

This is 51 Ash Street.

And this is the Pulaski Bridge. Please tell me I am not the only person who finds the use of public funds ($3,000,000 if Wikipedia is to be believed) for what appears to be a private endeavor a mite bit troubling.

P.S.: Oh yeah, as initially proposed this boat house was supposed to be at 1155 Manhattan Avenue.

Hmm…

UPDATE, January 29, 1:09 p.m.: Continental Auto Parts (the business which graces 49/51 Ash Street) was the location of an armed robbery just under a year ago. Just felt like throwing that odd piece of trivia out there.

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Goodbye Kitty

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As discovered by my buddy Larry while pounding around  Newtown Creek today. Perhaps we should hook her up with the Greenpoint Avenue teddy?

Quicklink: DNA.info

October 12, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Newtown Creek 

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A good buddy of mine put it best:

If there’s one place to dock a party boat, it is Newtown Creek.

I wonder if the operators of this, um, facility paid taxes on the revenue from this “hotel”? In any case, you can read this tome by clicking here.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Greetings From The Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch

September 29, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek, Wow, WTF 

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This is the “haul” for two fellows, very nice guys both), crabbing on Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch earlier this evening. As you can probably deduce they are not doing this “for sport”. In other words this is probably tonight’s dinner. Yup…

The Word On The Street, Part IV: Smile!

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From the Pulaski Bridge.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Ahoy!

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If anyone wants/needs a boat, get thee to the Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch without delay. There your wish will be granted!

Photo Credits: Thanks go to Laura Hofmann for bringing this find to my attention.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Nature Walk

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Taken by MarcusOfBrooklyn.

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Newtown Nessie

April 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

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This image of one of yours truly’s very favorite things Greenpoint comes courtesy of a lovely lady named Ashley. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Houseboat

mystery house boat coming under the Pulaski at rush hour

This curiosity was captured on October 24th by autovac.

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