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#8 (of the Greenpoint 10) is…
The chap who managed to jackknife this truck onto 51 Java Street September 28, 2007. I do not know your name, but I can safely assert that it takes a kind special person to achieve such a feat. One that was (in somewhat chronological order) reported by:
- The Gowanus Lounge
- The New York Post
- New York Magazine
- The Real Deal, who saw fit to use (and abuse) the above photo, MY PHOTO, without asking permission or giving credit.
no less. You have become quite the media star!
That said, the real stroke of genius (in my opinion) was Scarano taking the rap and getting those Stop Work Orders(s) lifted! Way to go you anonymous homewrecker, you are a Greenpoint Super Star! Subterfuge, selective record-keeping, log-tossing and incompetent people like you are what keeps the Garden Spot real estate market so lively!
Speaking of log-tossing and subterfuge, let’s see who owns 53 Java Street per the New York Department of State’s Division of Corporations:
Hmm. “Square Box Realty” is located in Queens County but their mailing address is at 295 Russell Street.
Have you, fellow Greenpointers, ever walked along this stretch of Russell Street? I have. It’s a shit hole. Hardly the place one would expect a realty company to call home. But then again, they probably don’t conduct any real business here. It’s a sham. Surprised? I’m not.
On that note, I leave you with this motivational poster.