From The New York Shitty Inbox: What Happened On Manhattan Avenue

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Per a tipster (who sent the above photo):

I heard the accident from my apartment (on the NW corner of Eagle and Manhattan). It happened a little after 9pm. No horns, no tires screeching, just a skid followed by the sound of impact. By the time I got to the front window, someone was attempting to pick the motorcyclist up from the ground by pulling on his arms until someone said not to move him. I don’t know if his helmet had been knocked off from the impact or if someone had taken it off. Another guy eventually started CPR which an EMT took over once they arrived. At that point it was clear how serious it was as the man was completely unresponsive. From the looks of it, I don’t think he survived. The driver of the car was extricated (side airbags had deployed) and was taken away on a stretcher and was the only other person taken by ambulance aside from the motorcyclist. There was a second motorcyclist at the scene who appeared to have been involved but was uninjured and later rode away. Sanitation is still cleaning up the intersection. Just a horrible, horrible thing.

Update, August 16th: Here’s what happened per the NYPD

On Thursday, August 15, 2013 at approximately 2113 hours, police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Eagle Street & Manhattan Avenue, located within the confines of the 94 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers determined that Vehicle #1, a Yamaha R6L motorcycle, operated by a M/W/18, was traveling southbound on Manhattan avenue approaching Eagle Street. At the same time, Vehicle #2, a 2011 Toyota Camry, operated by a M/B/23, was at a stop sign on Eagle street, when the operator proceeded to enter the intersection. Vehicle #1 collided into the driver’s side of Vehicle #2 as it entered the intersection. EMS responded to the location and transported both victims Woodhull hospital. The operator of Vehicle #2 suffered non-life threatening injuries and is listed in stable condition. Vehicle #1 operator sustained severe body trauma and was pronounced DOA. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Trashed

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The feral cat colony on Metropolitan Avenue (which as some may recall was until fairly recently was located across the street at Monster Island) is no more.

Quicklink: Another One Bites The Dust…

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That’s right folks. Nowy Dziennik writes (thanks to a translation given by a readers named Joanna!):

In turn, from the management of the locale we found out that, indeed Polonaise Terrace will be closing and will only be functioning until the 30th of September, although he says the location has not been sold. “We will 100% be closing the restaurant at the end of September, however information regarding the sale is gossip” — said one of the managers of the firm, who also did not want to be named.

The word on the street is this building will be razed so as to building residential property. Given this building is located in a landmark district yours truly finds this interesting. Nonetheless, Nowy Dziennik concludes their tome as follows:

…In turn, according to the zoning map and the information on the Department of Buildings updated and approved by the City Council of New York on July 24 this year, shows that the region at Greenpoint Ave. is currently known. R6A zone. Changing the zoning classification allows for the construction of a 15 foot high apartment than it was before.

Hmm…

 

Quicklink: Where People Don’t Vote

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This amazing map was brought to my attention courtesy of Phil Depaolo. As you can plainly see, the Garden Spot has the dubious distinction of turning out to the polls in less-than-stellar numbers (13%, to be precise). If we want to see things change hereabouts, we need to make our voices heard at the polls. It really is that simple folks. Or, as Pa Heather piquantly puts it:

This is how flaming assholes get into office. Check the numbers on the recent LA mayoral election.

Dear ol’ dad has an economy with words…

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Missing

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Taken July 30, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Word From The 94th Precinct

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From the NYPD via an anonymous tipster:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance locating the following individual who was reported missing on July 27, 2013 in the confines of the 94 Pct.

Dana Bonanno F/W/33 of 100 Freeman Street Brooklyn NY

She is 5’2 115 lbs.

If you have seen Miss Bonanno or know of her whereabouts, please say something to the 94th. STAT. 

Quicklink: Live The Brooklyn Dream!

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It would appear a favorite steakhouse of the Mister’s, DeStefano’s, has hit the market for just shy of $3,000,000 million dollars.

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91 Conselyea St LIVE THE BROOKLYN DREAM! Flawlessly situated on the corner of Conselyea and Leonard Street, is this beautiful, massive mixed-use brick property offering an exquisitely crafted NYC Steakhouse Restaurant with a private residence above and its own 2 car garage with addition FAR; all 100% owner occupied! This classy, well-known restaurant generates consistent cash flow and has the ability to seat many (that’s debatable — Ed. Note)…

You can view this listing in its entirety by clicking here.

Hat tip goes out to Miss Mousey Brown for this.

Urban Fur: The Best Bodega Cat In Brooklyn, R.I.P.

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Last night the Mister and yours truly were walking down Lorimer Street. As we approached Meeker Avenue, I excitedly told him we were about to pass the bodega that the fittingly-named furkid, Tank, called his place of work and play.  You can undoubtedly understand my sadness, gentle readers, when I happened upon the above memorial. Rest in peace, big boy, you are and will continue to be missed.

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You can see more shots of this handsome fellow in his resplendent, super-sized glory by clicking here.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

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Taken June 18, 2013.

Spotted At 648 Manhattan Avenue: Another One Bites The Dust

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Those of you who are not fluent in Polish and are curious to know what’s going on here, this establishment is going out of business and is having a sale. I asked the proprietor (I was there to purchase a few goodies) if the landlord raised his rent to some prohibitive amount. He nodded his head.

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As to what the future holds for Ellie, one of yours truly’s favorite “working” cats, that is anyone’s guess…

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