The Word On The Street, Part III: North 9 Street

August 30, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Fuck and dance nys

Taken August 30, 2014.

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Kent Avenue

Medusa nys

Taken August 30, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Special NYPD Edition

North 10 Street, 11211

Hello Neighbors nys

Dobbin Street, 11222

Dobbin Street 8302014 nys

Taken August 30, 2014.

Urban Artifact: Kent Avenue

August 30, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

walker with leis nys

Taken August 30, 2014.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Josephine

Josephine NYS

Taken August 30, 2014.

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

August 29, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Via an anonymous tipster:

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the following suspect wanted in connection with an attempted burglary within the confines of the 94 Precinct. The details are as follows:

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 at approximately 0250 hours, the suspect entered 99 North 10 Street without permission or authority and attempted to gain entry into offices within.

Surveillance video of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

It would appear that some fellow— and a very menacing one at that (nothing strikes fear in the hearts of men like a purple Polo shirt)— attempted to burgle Vice Magazine. Or was one of their employees was simply trying to go to back to work operating on sheer motor memory?

DOBBIS93to99north10stret

97 North 10 street

In any case, the 94th Precinct ison it.

Oh, the irony…

An Honor Roll Of Restaurants Past…

Thank You nys

Last night I had one helluva time falling asleep. Instead of counting sheep I decided to recount restaurants I liked in this city that are no more. Let’s just say it has been on the brain of late.* Here’s a partial list:

  1. Bleu Drawes: Jamaican food in Greenpoint? Yes, once there was! This was on Commercial Street, now the space is occupied by Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
  2. Oznot’s Dish: Berry Street, replaced by Silent h
  3. Silent h: (see above) , replaced by a French bistro. This was the place which really got me into Vietnamese food.
  4. Barossa: Graham Avenue, replaced by Gwinnett Street whose menu is mildly upscale “artsy” food. (I do not recall the latest name for this establishment, but I imagine part of the reason for the name change was one of the owners being charged with handling narcotics. you can’t make this shit up, folks.).
  5. Kenny’s Trattoria: Havemeyer Street, razed for residential development.
  6. Taco Bite: South 4 Street at Rodney, replaced by a short-lived vegetarian/health food restaurant.
  7. Grand Sichuan: Canal Street, razed so as to build a hotel.
  8. Conos al Pescatore: Graham Avenue. Replaced by Sage an upscale Asian fusion establishment (which I will admit serves pretty good food— but still).
  9. La Vuelta: 45th Road, replaced by a barbecue joint.
  10. Village Mingala: Burmese restaurant whose East 5 Street location is now a Michelin recommended bistro. ASIDE: this leaves one Burmese restaurant in New York City.
  11. El Paso: Houston Street, new tenant TBD
  12. Casa Mon Amour: Franklin Street. They served Dominican food. Now the space is occupied by Vamos al Tequila (which is a fairly good replacement). The folks at Vamos al Tequila have my business for life for simply having the temerity to post the sign gracing the beginning of this post. I can only imagine what necessitated its creation.
  13. Driggs Pizzeria: Driggs Avenue (duh), replaced by Two Boots. This one infuriates me as much as Village Mingala’s closure (READ: A LOT).
  14. Monsignor’s: Bedford Avenue, now Lokal
  15. Rocco’s Ristaurante: Thompson Street, taken over by these guys.
  16. L.A. Ristorante: Manhattan Avenue, now a magazine/cigar store. To their credit, they did retain some semblance of a restaurant— but it really isn’t the same.
  17. Bean: North 8 Street. A nice little Mexican restaurant; now it is Pop’s.

Is it just me or is there an overall trend here? Anyone care to add?

*Thankfully it would appear John’s of East 12 Street has dodged becoming statistic. At least for now, anyway…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: <3 Domino

Taken by gothamruins.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Brooklyn Way

August 8, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

The Brooklyn Way nys

Occasionally the Mister not only humors my shenanigans but is actually amused by them. This is one such occasion.

(Taken August 8, 2014.)

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: My Kind Of Hero

My Kind of Superhero nys

This hitherto unknown superhero was going about his grim business this afternoon in front of 101 Bedford Avenue. I have no reason as to why his special powers were required  and quite frankly I do not think I want to know. I am simply happy to know the Cesspool Man exists. Why not come up and see us in Greenpoint some time, my new favorite superhero? I can think of a few locations which need your special touch. Now if you do not mind I am off to invent and ignite the “shit signal”. I’ll leave it someone who is musically inclined to drum up a theme song…*

Props/Credits: go out to the Mister for spotting this gem. Ten years of being together has clearly educated him as to what makes the “missus”  happy. HINT: it ain’t flowers. I wonder if there is— dare I say— a Mrs. Cesspool Man or even a Cesspool Woman? Hands off folks: the latter sinecure, if vacant, is MINE.

*However, I have the following to recommend (a little ditty based off of the Candy Man”):

The Cesspool Man can because he mixes it with sludge and makes the world smell good…

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