New York Shitty Feral Furniture Du Jour: The Brooklyn Way

From White Street.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Special Post-Sandy Edition

As the proliferation of posts probably indicate, today yours truly finally ventured further afield to get a sense of how post-Sandy north Brooklyn was faring. I encountered a number of fallen trees, construction fences and such— but I saw a number of wonderful (and dare I say inspirational) things as well.

Such is the case with this al fresco living room suite with decorative boulder. It exudes a certain Paleolithic (or Post-apocalyptic— take your pick) design sensibility yours truly finds curiously endearing. What’s more, it not only took the worst Mother Nature can dole out but it appears to be relatively unscathed from the experience. I swear I heard the chaise lounge to the left chuckling:

That’s all you had in you bitch? Get the fuck outta of here!

And “outta here” Sandy is. That’s good ol’ New York City attitude for you.

In closing (and to bastardize the inscription on the James Farely Post Office):

Neither snow nor rain nor hurricane nor gloom of night stays north Brooklyn’s feral furniture from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Sectional

From North 10 Street.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Tagged

From North Henry Street.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Waterfront Feral Furniture Watch

The Java Street “Pop-Up Park” non-materialistic sofa is still there…

albeit with some additional “wear and tear”.

In all seriousness, folks: this “park” (to my understanding) was funded by $15,000 generously donated by our Borough President. He entrusted OSA, Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn, with these funds to (ostensibly) create a park in partnership with the owner of the property.

This is what we got. And to think some of my neighbors are actually surprised— much less outraged— that McCarren Park is not getting an ice rink this winter? Really?

 

New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: Smile!

Taken October 8, 2012.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Special Anti-Theft Edition

October 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

From Clay Street.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Special Waterfront/Non-Materialistic Lounge Suite* Edition

As many of my fellow north ‘Pointers can attest, we have a dearth of public space on our waterfront. For this reason our very own Open Space Alliance teamed up with a developer and brought us the Java Street Pop-up Park. This morning I decided to swing by and see how it was faring. If the above photograph (of what appears to be no less than a La-Z-Boy sofa) is any indication, someone has made himself (?) quite comfortable. Follows are a few more shots from my sojourn. Enjoy!

*Because this is my blog and I can…

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Garden Spot Pastoral

Taken September 22, 2012.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Southside Pastoral

September 10, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Feral Furniture, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 10, 2012.

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