New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: From Manhattan Avenue With Love

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Taken June 16, 2013.

Missing On Second Avenue*: Pepe

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Yikes!

*on/around 1147 lest you are curious.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Freeman Street

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Taken June 7, 2013. (previously)

Quicklink: Dog Attacked In North ‘Point

gptrsscSadly, Arlo died of his wounds. You can get the whole run-down of what happened— and how you can help— by clicking here. Keep your eyes peeled— and be vigilant— Greenpoint dog lovers…

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Goodbye

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RIP

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It is with a heavy heart I relay that one of Manhattan Avenue’s most beloved citizens is no longer with us. As a woman I saw crying upon reading the above heartfelt eulogy clearly attests: she is missed by many.

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H/T: to Greenpointers for breaking this distressing news.

BREAKING: Attempted Suicide On The G?

Those of you who have been wondering what all the activity is about at the Greenpoint and India Street entrances of the Crosstown Local— or are unaware that this is even coming to pass: I am very saddened to report that apparently someone jumped in front of an oncoming train. This is all I know presently. Those of you who are headed off for your evening commute and have to rely upon the G, the B43 or 62 buses should expect serious crowding and delays.

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m.: Here’s Gothamist’s take on what happened.

UPDATE, 7:05 p.m.: Here’s “Fox New’s” take.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Electra Is Missing!

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Pastor Merz (whose premises this felines call her place of enjoyment) writes:

Heather 

this may not be ny shitty worthy but it is important to me. Electra is like our baby. thanks.

Done! If you see something, say something— and spread the word!

UPDATE, April 15, 2013: I am pleased to announce Electra has found her way back home. Pastor Merz writes:

By the way, thanks all for the prayers and everything else…Electra came back. I think she was locked in someone’s basement. She looked like shit but smelled like bounce fabric softener

The Word On The Street, Part I: 4Ever?

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27years

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Taken April 1, 2013.

P.S.: Meanwhile, across the street…

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Urban Fur: Going Out Of Business

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Bartek presides over the final day of his place of emplnjoyment: Just For Fun. For those of you who are not in the know this establishment (which has graced the Garden Spot for over a decade) has been a personal favorite of yours truly over the years. Whenever I needed, say, several pairs of fake giant rubber breasts or the odd inflatable companion they delivered— with a smile and the occasional bark. I was so impressed I authored my first Yelp review as a result. Read it. (It is a much more awesome testament to this establishment than this post).

So long Barbara and Bartek. May you enjoy your retirement in sunny Florida. You will be missed.

Quicklink: Much Ado About The Monitor Museum

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As it would happen I bumped into George and Janice yesterday while running errands. They are lovely people and are very dedicated to making this museum happen. We talked about the recent problems the Monitor Museum is facing. Namely: the threat of eminent domain. In this tome they make a very salient point: why are they being threatened with eminent domain when a number of much larger (and quite frankly: more important) parcels have yet to be acquired? The CitiStorage site (for which its owners are demanding a draconian sum*) immediately comes to mind. Why hasn’t eminent domain been invoked there? These are all very good questions.

In any case, do give this a read and draw your own conclusions Garden Spotters!

*$200,000,000 if what was said on this video (skip to 8:03) is to be believed.

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