New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: Southside Selections

South 5th Street

South 5 street nys

South 5 Street Feral Sofa nys

It’s amazing how those illegal clothing drop off boxes seem to attract illegal dumping…

South 5 Street Sofa detritus NYS

in more ways than one. Trust me: this smelled worse than it looks (which is pretty darned bad).

“Havemeyer Park”

Havemeyer Park Recliner nys

Note the “teepee” in the background.  These were not indigenous to the region “back in the day”. There were no “buffalo” in New York. I suppose the gesture (raising awareness about Native Americans?) is a nice enough one— but why not do so in a geographically, historically relevant manner?

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: DIY

August 3, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

47 South 5th St

Taken by Peter Jan Beemster.

Southside Photo du Jour: Smile!

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor a sunny (if brisk) Saturday afternoon stays Taylor from the swift completion of his appointed rounds… with a smile to boot!

New York Shitty Day Starter: South 3rd Street

March 2, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken March 1, 2012.

L Train Photos du Jour: Point/Counterpoint

Taken January 25, 2012.

Southside Street Art du Jour: Owl

December 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken December 13, 2011.

LAST GASP: Live From The Community Board 1 Public Safety Committee; Toshi Presents!

September 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Toshi himself was present.

Floor plans were reviewed and residential apartments were noted.

Curbed was on this first when they wrote (on September 21st):

The Hotel Toshi outpost at 808 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg has been a source of frustration for longer-term building tenants, some of whom broke their leases early because they were fed up with Toshi’s habits of allegedly leaving the building’s side door open, moving tenants’ mail, and renting out rooms for all-night parties. Some long-term renters remained—in fact, the Toshi outpost is apparently legal because the majority of the units are not Toshi-occupied—but they’re not all on board with Toshi’s latest plan: opening a cafe in the building. A tipster sends along the deets.

You can (and should) read the rest by clicking here. Here’s what I can tell you from last night’s proceedings:

1. Cafe Toshi will be offering “heat and eat” meals and touted support from residential tenants of said building.
2. Concerns about egress and overall compliance with Department of Buildings regulations were raised by the Committee.
3. Thus, the application was turned down until documentation about the legality of the “kitchen plus office” is confirmed by the Department of Buildings.
4. Inasmuch as I can recall, Mr. Toshi is the first and only attendee to bring his dog to a Community Board 1 meeting. He (she?) was in a rather nice carrier and kept quiet throughout the proceedings.

For more reading about the Toshi Empire (and its rather rapacious appetite for commandeering residential apartments for “hotel” use, among other things) click here, here, here, here, here and ESPECIALLY HERE.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Sizzurp

August 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken August 9, 2011.

Miss Heather

Southside Street Art du Jour: BAST

June 6, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Dunham Place.

Miss Heather

Southside Photo du Jour: Flight

February 15, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Broadway.

Miss Heather

  • NYS Flickr Pool

    Water is LifeGrovesNavy StreetRespectChinatown BarbershopUnderhill UnderdogGrab a SliceGetting Colder
  • Ads