Reader Contribution Du Jour: Newtown Nessie

April 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

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This image of one of yours truly’s very favorite things Greenpoint comes courtesy of a lovely lady named Ashley. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Save The Date!

January 25, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

Save The Date

 

This is some ways off, however, the follow-up session regarding the Greenpoint Environmental Benefit Projects Program will come to pass February 11th at the Polish Slavic Center. Those of you who are not in the know about this endeavor can get the run-down by clicking here. Mark your calendars Greenpointers!

Greenpoint Environmental Benefit Projects Program Update
February 11, 2013 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Polish & Slavic Center
176 Java Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Sandy

December 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

 

This comes via an anonymous tipster and will undoubtedly be of interest to a great many folks here in north ‘Point. This upcoming Monday, December 17th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center at our very own Shit Tits Waste Water Treatment Facility an information session will be conducted for families and businesses impacted by Sandy. Mark your calendars— and ask questions Greenpointers!

Cleaning Up After Sandy: An Information Session
December 17, 2012 starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Newtown Creek Visitors Center
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, new York 11222 

Closing on a related note, those of you who have not seen this segment on PBS regarding the toxic aftermath of Sandy¬†please do give it a watch. In it Greenpoint’s very own (former) resident, Jacqueline Lombard, speaks out. You go, girl!

*You can view Mr. Levin’s missive in Spanish by clicking here.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Houseboat

mystery house boat coming under the Pulaski at rush hour

This curiosity was captured on October 24th by autovac.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Hunters Point

September 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Newtown Creek 

Patio

Taken by Captain Kidder.

New York Shitty Video Du Jour, Part I: The Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch, Revisited

July 16, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

Upon having it brought to my attention— yet again— that trash collection (among many other things) continues to be a problem at the Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch, today I decided to swing by and see it for myself. While certainly better than it has been in days past, there is clearly still ample room for improvement. Not only was this apparent by the overflowing garbage cans, but it was pointed out to me by none other than Kate Zidar: the immensely dedicated and all-around nice lady who heads the Newtown Creek Alliance.

You see, as it would happen she was there with a film crew from Vice Magazine. They were awaiting the arrival of a boat to take them up the ‘creek. Anyhoo, not knowing anything about plants/plant life (other than having an uncanny ability to kill them*) I asked her if she would take a moment to explain what else is amiss at this piece of public space. She was kind enough to oblige me. Without further ado, here we go!

I suspect I speak on the behalf of many folks when I write that I was absolutely ecstatic when this park— however small it may be— finally opened. Thus, it makes me not only sad but quite angry to see it in such a state. Or to put it differently: if the powers-that-be cannot take care of a park as modest as this one, why should the problems at the McCarren Park (and specifically its pool) come as a surprise? I for one am not surprised. Disappointed and fed up? Absolutely. But surprised? No. We deserve better than this, north ‘Pointers. Really.

*Yours truly is more effective than pesticide. I have been known to even dispatch cactus to its maker on occasion (hence why I stick to jade plants). Thus I am very, seriously, grateful for Ms. Zidar bringing me (and us) up to speed. Thanks!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Barging Out

Barging Out

This hails from our very own Newtown Creek and comes courtesy of MarcusOfBrooklyn!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Pulaski Moon

Moon - Pulaski Bridge

Taken by M. A. Wright.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: NYC Pride

Taken June 22, 2012.

Quicklink: Your Tour Guide To Urban Decay

Author of the Newtown Pentacle (and all-around nice guy) Mitch Waxman is featured in the New York Times! Do take a moment to give this tome a read!

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