The Word On The Street, Part II: Naughty Or Nice?

From West Street.

New York Shitty Day Ender: 39 Days & Counting!

Those of you who are not in the know can track the progress of this feral furniture arrangement by clicking here.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Hooper Street

November 16, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken November 15, 2012.

New York Shitty Feral Mattress Watch: Special Bloomblight Edition

November 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Feral Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This ad hoc loft bed hails from Havemeyer Street.

P.S.: Those of you who are curious as to exactly what happened here can get the 411 by watching this video.

Spotted On McGuinness Boulevard: More Bloomblight

October 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists please take note some of the traffic and crosswalk signals at McGuinness Boulevard (such as this one at Java Street) are not working. Be safe and look out for each other, Greenpointers!

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Arriva Dirce!

October 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

 

These images hail from Williamsburg’s very own catwalk (Bedford Avenue) and come courtesy of a lady named Susannah. About the latter-most bit of Bloomblight she opines:

So much for secured site Bedford  n4

Indeed.

New York Shitty Slideshow Du Jour: North ‘Point Selections

October 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Late this morning, noticing that the weather had abated somewhat (and having a raging case of cabin fever), I decided a constitutional was in order. Ikept my peregrinations limited as:

  1. It was still quite blustery outside.
  2. I was (and am) working on (maybe) five hours of sleep.

Nonetheless, go out I did. Overall, I have to say the damage appears to be minimal. I was particularly pleased to see that both the Newtown Creek Kayak Launch and WNYC Transmitter Park appear to be relatively unscathed. Conversely, the same cannot be said about the manifold number of derelict/abandoned construction sites hereabouts. See the Bloomblight for yourselves, gentle readers.

Here’s the deal, folks:

I will readily admit our city’s response to Sandy was certainly laudable. However, to say there was (is) no infrastructural decay is to be disingenuous: there most assuredly is. All the previously-depicted sites have been problematic for years. With each and every passing storm— however minor or severe— these fences have collapsed, creating hazards for their neighbors and passerby.

Why is this allowed to continue?

You ask. Very simple: for wont of effective enforcement. In this respect the powers-that-be in our city’s government and enforcement agencies (the Department of Buildings in particular) should be ashamed of themselves. In any case, it’ll be interesting to see how long it will take for all of this to be cleaned up.

The Word On The Street: Special Post-Sandy Edition

From West Street.

P.S.: I have many more shots from my brief sojourn around north ‘Point, so stay tuned!

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Sectional

From North 10 Street.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: X Marks The Spot

October 11, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bloomblight, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/59949757@N06/8077336424/” title=”X marks the spot by MichaelTapp, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8055/8077336424_b21174d002_z.jpg” width=”600″ height=”600″ alt=”X marks the spot”></a>

By Michael Tapp.

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