Urban Artifact: Alas, Poor Teddy…

January 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact, WTF 

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This teddy (which has presided over Greenpoint Avenue at Franklin Street for at least 76 days) has undergone an interesting transformation. When I first spied him, he was donning a gas mask. A week later he was brandishing a sign which read “Crime doesn’t pay”. Now he calls Jack Daniels his companion and sports two cigarette burns on his noggin. OUCH!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Lose Something?

January 22, 2013 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, WTF 

Coffin on 8th ave

Mustagrapho writes of the above find:

Someone left a coffin on 8th ave and 56 street.

Whoops.

 

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Street Eats

December 23, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, WTF 

This retired parking meter pressed into service as an ad hoc cheese plate comes courtesy of Manhattan Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Deck The Stalls

Jay, who captured the above bit of nastiness today December 15th, writes:

Wishing you a Shitty Christmas courtesy of NY Parks and the men’s restroom at McGolrick Park.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Season’s Greetings From North 8 Street

December 6, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Wow, WTF 

As captured today, December 6th, 2012. New York Shitty analysis:

  1. If Santa tries to park his sleigh here, I’m prognosticating it will get towed. Or worse.
  2. God help the man if he dares to venture down this home’s chimney. I’m guessing he’ll be greeted by this residence’s Rottweiler. Among other things.

Conclusion: This is my kind of holiday spirit! Ho! Ho! Ho!

P.S.: To truly savor everything that is going on here (and there’s quite a lot), do take a moment to view this image in larger format. You will not be disappointed!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Franklin Street

December 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, WTF 

Taken December 4, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Hell’s Kitchen

December 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: Hell's Kitchen, Hell's Kitchen Manhattan, New York City, WTF 

Phone Booth

Taken by Roberto Novicini.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Stoophenge, Revisited

As captured this morning on Java Street. This is Greenpoint people. Live it. Learn it. Love it.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: More Shots Fired At Dupont Street & Manhattan Avenue?

November 21, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, WTF 

Remember the email (replete with photos) I posted about shots being fired at this intersection recently? Well, it would appear it has happened again. Laura writes (yesterday, November 20th, in the wee hours of the morning):

At about 5:15 a.m. on 11/20/12 I was awakened by the sound of multiple gun shots. This is the second time our front door has been shot up. This time, the ground floor window was hit in as well.

Shit just got real folks. Closing on an up (?) note, I have received word that our City Councilman, Steve Levin, is attempting to reach out to the owner of the apartment building in question so as to get some surveillance cameras installed there. In the meantime, stay safe and be alert north ‘Pointers!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: More Crane Hell Greenpoint Avenue and West Street?

November 21, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, WTF 

Some of you might recall several months ago the proprietor of Red Star Bar (which is located at the above-mentioned intersection) was having some issues with trucks bearing cranes. More specifically: said trucks tearing down street signs, hitting parked motor vehicles; generally scaring the living daylights out of people and not being very good neighbors. If the missives I received this morning from Eric are any indication it would appear this is an ongoing problem. He writes (in the wee hours):

Bay crane at it again! Truck blew the stop sign, took out the light pole on greenpoint and west and kept right on going! Didn’t even slow down! Cops are here now. I just missed it! Left to go home. Ill have my guys take some more pics and send them to u…

He continues:

Lucky they didn’t kill someone! 3 customers were standing on the corner smoking. The pole barely missed them as it fell.

…I’m so tired of this shit. Who’s gonna pay to fix it? Me! Yeah the city will put the light pole back up….so we all pay, but the sidewalk is all messed up now. You think the city is going to fix that? No! I’m going to have to pay someone to repair it….or risk someone falling and suing me!

Trust me …it’s not the couple hundred bucks it’s gonna cost to fix the sidewalk that has me enraged! It’s the principal! These fuckin guys have caused thousands and thousands, probably tens of thousands in damage, since they’ve totaled at least two cars, in the six years since I’ve been here. And eventually THEY WILL KILL SOMEONE!

They’re driving massive trucks. You’d figure they’d be extra careful? They come FLYING down Greenpoint Ave, ignore the stop sign, make the turn and if something is in their way…..tough shit and they keep right on going! You mean to tell me this asshole had no idea he took out a light pole? He didn’t even slow down!

They get away with it because of a loophole. If you get the plate on the trailer…the cops can’t do anything (because the trailer plate isn’t the same as the plate on the cab and usually a lease or rental). You need the plate on the cab of the truck. And how are you supposed to get that when all you can see is the ass end when he’s halfway down the block with a trail of carnage behind him. You think the drivers aren’t fully aware of this? lol

I understand Bay Crane has a business to run. But so do other people! Why is their business more important than someone else’s business or LIFE? We’re not asking for them to leave the neighborhood or make any drastic concessions. Simply obey the fucking law and drive responsibly. Is that a lot to ask?

I’ve been saying this forever…..this is a TRAGEDY WAITING TO HAPPEN! Mark my words…someone WILL BE KILLED ON THIS CORNER! Probably sooner rather than later!

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