Today On The Avenue: Praxis

September 14, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

For months this police barricade has laid in this tree pit. Not weeks, MONTHS. Also, it has not gone unnoticed by yours truly that a chef at a nearby restaurant has taken sitting (rather perilously) on this tree pit guard during breaks. Here we have a workable solution to two problems:

  • the NYPD not picking up after themselves
  • providing this fellow a better street seating option for his work breaks

Let’s see if it works!

This post goes out to two of the most ingenious fellows I have ever met.

You are an inspiration to me to this day. Cheers!

P.S.: I am not sure what “rainbow cookies” is about but it certainly sounds nice enough. Everyone loves cookies!

Greenpoint Street Find Du Jour

I have a saying, it goes as follows:

You take care of the community and the community will take care.

I have seen this demonstrated time and time again in the 11222. And today the Greenpoint Garbage Gods really delivered.

As I was running errands something caught the corner of my eye. I went in for a closer look.

Now this is interesting.
I have found a lot of interesting shit walking around north Brooklyn. Anal beads, pornography of every stripe imaginable; even a 4′ tall plastic statue of Simon the Chipmunk (which graces our dining room). This, however, is a first: a voodoo doll.

It should go without saying I brought him (?) home. Mister Heather, despite being a professed atheist, is unnerved by my new friend. I assured him as things go:

I tend to have good working relationships with things which may otherwise want to rip your face off.

I am not sure this provided the solace he needed. However he did reach a level of grudging acceptance when I read to him what this item does:

Your doll is a medium to focus on a problem or desire. You can personalize with hair, small photo or any small item…

As it would happen I do have a problem and it is my utmost desire that it GO AWAY. FOREVER. Best of all despite that party’s best efforts, I got photos too. Now if you all don’t mind it is time to get busy. Cheers!

Spotted On North 15th Street: The Hand

September 9, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, 11249, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 
Taken September 8th, 2019.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Guernsey Street Shabby Chic

September 9, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

I encountered this specimen while walking home from Victoria Cambranes’s campaign kick off celebration. A fitting end to a lively day. Upon closer inspection I noticed noteworthy value-addeds in the form of:

A Freestyle compact disc
and a bottle of Visine.

Now that’s a party!

An Interesting Turn Of Events: Enter Dame

I received an interesting Tweet today. I’ll let the following speak for itself…

So there have you. Courtesy of my 94th Precinct Experience I have made a new friend: the CEO/co-founder of Dame Products! Who saw that one coming? Probably not the my arresting officers, for certain. But this is where we are. This tale just gets more and more interesting…

A Story In Two Acts

September 3, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, Fuck This Shit, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, WTF 

So last week I received a voicemail from Project Reset offering a “resolution” to my “case”. I sent that to my attorney. Today they texted me and left me a voicemail.*

So I forwarded this to my attorney. And he called her back. Hilarity ensued.

The 94th saw fit to make a big deal out of this. So we’re gonna make a big deal about this. The police deleting photos without a court order is a BIG DEAL. Cheers!

UDPATE, September 3rd, 9:00 PM: I have also received a letter in the mail from the fellow who left me the voicemail last week.

And I sent it to my attorney. Now we’re four for four!

UPDATE, 9:09 PM: Now I have received a voicemail from NYPD Internal Affairs. And I sent it to my attorney. See how this works?

*I did not discover this until this evening. Damn, these people really want to talk to me. To recap, to date I have received:

  1. Two voicemails from Project Reset
  2. A text from Project Reset
  3. A letter from Project Reset
  4. One call from NYPD Internal Affairs

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Seeing Something, Saying Something

Yesterday while running errands I was disheartened to find yet more stickers for a recognized hate group blighting our community.

Yes, you read more correctly: more. This is something I have been tracking for several months. I am documenting this stuff too. I take photos, note the address and add to my “Hate Heat Map” as a necessary. Yesterday, sadly, I had to add two more. Here is a simplified version of my map.

Let’s be frank here. One dot is one too many. Here we have 32. Here’s the deal:

I have lived in this community for almost 20 years. This is not the first time I have seen, much less reported, this stuff. It was unacceptable then and it is even more unacceptable now. If you agree, you may wish to attend the upcoming 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting and make your concerns known. Lest you are wondering, gentle readers, the police are aware of this. Have been for some time. And now you are too.

94th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
7:00 PM
St. John’s Luther Church
155 Milton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Freeman Street

September 2, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 
Taken September 1, 2019.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Cheers!

Taken September 1, 2019.

Happy Labor Day, y’all!

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Green Street

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