Greenburg Photo du Jour: Subversion

This example of why police barricades should not be abandoned (and I have found many hereabouts after the Five Borough Bike Tour) hails from Kent Avenue.*

Miss Heather

*These guys in East Harlem have re-purposed one in the best manner imaginable— although this comes in a close second!

Williamsburg Feral Toilet Watch: Keeping Up Appearances

May 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From the intersection of Roebling and North 10 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art du Jour: QRST

April 24, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken April 24, 2011.

Miss Heather

The Word On The Street: Mixed Signals

From Jackson Street.

Miss Heather

Great Moments In Abjectecture: 333 Leonard Street

333 Leonard Street 2

Since the real estate market more or less tanked in north Brooklyn yours truly figured she would not be seeing anything new in the way of aesthetically bankrupt construction any time soon. Needless to say when I saw the above specimen (333 Leonard Street) today I figured it wasn’t anything special. Just another piece of Bloomblight. It was when I looked around the corner I discovered the error of my ways: this edifice is truly something to behold. Without further ado here are some highlights. Enjoy!

DOB Permit

I’ll be perfectly frank: I was absolutely dumbstruck that this was a gut renovation so upon arriving back home I did a little poking around the Department of Building’s web site.

Sure enough, it is. The wonders never cease!

Miss Heather

 

 

 

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: St. Elias Revisited

April 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Some of you might recall that last month I got word that the cross gracing St. Elias was showing signs of instability. Well, it has since been removed and a chap named Don has the scoop as to how this came to pass. He writes:

Miss Heather:
First – Love your blog, I read it religiously! Just thought I’d send you a quick follow-up picture to one of your posts back on March 29th about the church on Kent Street (http://www.newyorkshitty.com/greenpoint-goodness/?p=57333). Turns out the FDNY was there on Sunday removing the cross.
Um, isn’t the landlord’s responsibility to maintain his/her property?
In any case, the Department of Buildings failed to see a problem so I find this development curious to say the very least.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show du Jour: Be It Ever So Humble…

March 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Ever since the Mister and I learned why there are eight campers gracing the Garden Spot’s waterfront we have not been able to get it out of our collective minds. Finally we capitulated this afternoon and paid this ad hoc trailer park a visit. Good news: the number of campers is holding steady at eight. Bad news: one shows sign of, um, habitation. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Trailer Trash!

Those of you, gentle Greenpoint readers, who have been wondering (as I have) why there are (at last count) eight trailers gracing our waterfront your search is over: Aaron Short of The Brooklyn Paper has the answer! And man oh Manischewitz is it a doozy. Follows is a teaser from his tome:

…About 25 plaid-clad pastorals hitched their trailers to a dream in a former nut-roasting factory on Meserole Street in 2009 — paying a mere $600 a month for rent and utilities.

The collective’s creatives were drawn to the vehicle village’s video editing and painting studios, wood and ceramic shops, free-range chicken farm, fish pond, and of course, the BBQ.

But the complaints of neighbors who didn’t understand country living — and disliked the smell of propane — forced the trailers to move to a back yard leased by Kings near Waterbury Street…

Oh, it gets better alright…

Reading is believing, folks.

UPDATE, 4:51 p.m.: Yours truly and the Mister went to India Street to check in on our trailer park with a view. It would appear one of these campers has been commandeered by our local vagrants. Mere breaking and entry or a cutting edge counter-proposal to the homeless shelter slated for 400 McGuinness Boulevard? I’ll let you, dear readers, make the call!

Miss Heather

 

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: WOLF TITS!

March 26, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Lorimer Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Heart on the Run

March 9, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Heart on the Run

From Havemeyer Street.

Miss Heather

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