Quicklink: The New York Times Takes On 239 Banker Street

December 3, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Choice excerpt:

“It’s not crime and disinvestment that’s the enemy of the working-class jobs here anymore,” said Leah Archibald, the director of the East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization that administers the Industrial Business Zone. “It’s gentrification that’s become the enemy.”

You read their take by clicking here!

REMINDER: The Big BK Toy Drive

I have been woefully remiss in relaying all the wonderful developments with this endeavor. I will attempt to make up for this here and now! Tomorrow night at Greenpoint’s very own Red Star Bar the Big BK Toy drive will be having a party to collect toys for our littlest neighbors who could use some holiday cheer this season. Here’s the run-down:

  • This party will come to pass tomorrow, December 4, 2012 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Cover charge: $20.00 or a toy valued at $20.00.
  • What you get: open bar and finger food buffet and the satisfaction knowing you have put a smile on the face of child who, courtesy of Sandy, could really use it!
  • The opportunity to win a number of wonderful prizes including (but not limited to): a $75.00 gift certificate at Calyer, t-shirts from the inimitable Miss Wit (thanks Deborah so much!), haircut and Pureology hair care gift box courtesy of Mousey Brown Salon;  gift certificates from Dandelion Wine and Eastern District respectively, a free private midnight movie screening for two thanks to Nitehawk Cinema; a bottle of Jameson and a bottle of Absolut thanks to the fine folks at t.b.d. and last— but hardly least— a vacation voucher for a 3 night cruise (airfare included) with your choice of destinations including Mexico, Bahamas and several Caribbean locations thanks to an anonymous donor! Like I said: this is hardly an inclusive list. You can see more at the Big Bk Toy Drive’s Facebook page.

Big Brooklyn Holiday Toy Drive Party
December 4, 2012 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Red Star Bar
37 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222 

What if I cannot attend tomorrow’s event?

You ask? NO PROBLEM! There are a number of toy drop-off locations where you can make a donation (which are being accepted through December 16th!). Follows are a few:

In closing (and I am certain I am overlooking quite a few folks) I’d like to thank Word Books for donating books to the Toy Drive. This having been written, do make it a point to attend tomorrow night’s party— and help spread the word!

P.S.: Here’s some very nice coverage of this effort from two of my colleagues/co-conspirators: The Greenpoint Gazette and the Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts. Give ’em a read!

The Word On The Street, Part I: Eye On The Street

Taken December 3, 2012.

Lower East Side Photo Du Jour: East 2nd Street

December 3, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10002, Lower East Side, Lower East Side Manhattan, Street Art 

Taken December 3, 2012.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: QRST

Taken December 3, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Eyes On The Street

December 3, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10003, East Village, East Village Manhattan, Street Art 

Always watching

Taken by Scoboco.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: WARS Boutique

December 1, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

WARS Boutique Corp.

Taken by Garsav.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: And Then There Were Four

Some of you might recall that not too long ago I was contacted by a very nice lady named Christina about a guinea pig which was left at a local pet supply: Animal Planet. She wanted me to get the word out about this little one in the hope he/she would find a new home. I am pleased to report that this has, in fact, happened.

Upon moving to Philadelphia (no kidding) this fur critter’s new person noted that what was (presumed to be) an overweight male was in fact not. Her suspicions were confirmed a couple nights ago when “he” gave birth to a trio of furry goodness. Without further ado, here they are!

A big New York Shitty shout-out goes to This Little Piggie Rescue and a lovely lady named Sarah (among many others) for giving this story a happy ending. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: York Street


Taken by John Fullard.

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