Spotted On Norman Avenue: True Love

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

Taken September 22, 2012.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Bedford Avenue

September 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF 

Yes gentle readers, summer may have come and gone but in the 11211 fishing for narcissists never goes out of season…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Prohibition

September 6, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF 

Could her slice of pizza be next?

Miss Mousey Brown (who took the above photograph) opines:

Could her slice of pizza be next?

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Reading Is Fundamental

September 3, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10023, Upper West Side, Upper West Side Manhattan, Urban Artifact, WTF 

Taken September 2, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Help Keep New York City Clean

August 16, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact, WTF 

Yours truly stumbled upon this rather curious find in front of Tommy’s Tavern last night. Another fellow taking shots of it noted:

I wonder if someone stole the baby and simply dumped the stroller?

A woman walking her dog (and noting our interest) found this rather disturbing. Thus, I decided to speak up and mollify her concerns:

That looks like a rather nice stroller. I’m surprised no one has taken it and tried to sell it. As for why it is here, maybe the baby snatchers are to blame? It’s a somewhat obscure Monty Python sketch. Look it up.

They said they would. In the meantime here it is. Skip to 2:33 if you must. The whole clip is worth watching if you ask me.

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Clusterf*ck

August 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact, WTF 

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Bright Lights?

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

A Manhattan Avenue resident writes August 4, 2012 at 2:21 a.m. (in an email entitled “UFO lights”):

Hi Heather!
I laid down to go to sleep tonight like usual. But as soon as my head hit the pillow my eyes met up with solar bright light coming into my window. They seem to be coming from the direction of Commercial St. Do you know WTF it is? Since I’m on the fifth floor, the light has to be pretty damn bright to annoy me.

If I had to hazard a guess I’d say this was a film/photo shoot (be it sanctioned or otherwise). If anyone— be they extra-terrestrial or otherwise— has the 411 about this please share via comments or email at: missheather (at) the greenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire. Thanks!

Urban Artifacts: Moving Day

July 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF 

From South 5th Street.

New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: Better Homes & Garbage

Any and all Greenpointers who happen to be celebrating in the Garden Spot on today, America’s birthday, and are need of some household items on the cheap, head to the Java Street “Pop-Up Park”. There you will find a vast array of home furnishings (and the above bit of hilarity, which I have named “The CHUD Access Portal) free for the taking!

This is all for the taking— and bedbug free!

P.S.: Here’s a question for you, gentle readers. Do you think the ladder granting access to the East River is for us to climb down or for “them” (CHUDs) to climb up?

New York Shitty Day Starter: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

A commenter, hav, writes on March 29, 2012 (regarding this post about 239 Banker Street):

non-surprisingly someone decided to complain to the DOB which ordered the building to vacate yesterday. As of today there are some interesting developments but nothing solidified yet. It is however looking like the building has a strong possibility of getting covered by the NYC Loft Law which will protect tenants from being vacated.

Here’s the deal: while complaints have been placed, this building has most assuredly NOT been vacated. I know this because I saw another person move in March 30th. His (or her) personal effects included the box at top left.

Nonetheless, I perused the Department of Buildings Building Information System anyway.

Nary a Vacate Order was to be found— but there are plenty of complaints!

Let’s go to the latest: 3407084

So now we have to look at Complaint #3403837 for “closure”.

Hmm.

Given all the previous, I find the following missive (as found on the Broadway stop of the G train and thus out of the 33rd City Council District’s— and 239 Banker Street’s— jurisdiction) fascinating to say the least:

Those of you who have questions (as I do) as to why 239 Banker Street has, once again, been allowed to be illegally employed as residential property despite this— or simply have questions about the loft law should make it a point to attend. Be sure to ask our City Councilman why he is conducting a “loft law” workshop outside his own district while you’re at there!

Panel Discussion on the State of the Loft Law
Co-Conductors: Assemblyman Vito Lopez and Steve Levin, City Councilman, 33rd District (which includes 239 Banker Street)
Invited guests: The Department of Buildings & New York City Loft Board
Date: April 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Our Lady of Pompeii, Community Room
225 Seigel Street
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Otherwise those who find all the previous disconcerting can send Mr. Levin an email via his web page.

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