From The New York Shitty Inbox: Greetings From 239 Banker Street

May 29, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A person we’ll “X” writes:

Hello Heather,

I love and applaud your coverage of 239 Banker Street. I have been living in this dump for the past five months and am eagerly awaiting my leave next week. I share your disdain for the illegal occupation of this building, and the complete disregard of the laws and stop work order violations by the management company. Perhaps you’re already aware but I figured I’d share a couple things with you-

Windowless rooms are being rented as bedrooms, which is a fire hazard/illegal.

Secondly, there was recently a backup of plumbing on the first floor, and several apartments were flooded in the bathrooms out to the kitchen area, this water containing REAL HUMAN SHIT AND PISS (Emphasis mine— Ed. Note). Sorry, but it was atrocious. As a result the floor has buckled up and I can say with certainty that since the post-Sandy re-flooring job was done lazily (spaces as large as 3/16″ in certain parts of it), I am positive there is mold growing. I’m feeling extra spiteful of the building today so figured I’d shoot you an email.

Thanks— I honestly do not know what else to say (that I haven’t said many times before)…

Tomorrow: Community Board 1 Joint SLA & Public Safety Committee Meeting


As you can plainly see, gentle readers, the list is a long one. If anyone has issues with any of the above-listed establishments show up and speak up!

Joint SLA Review & Public Safety Committee Meeting
May 30, 2013 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Community Board 1 Office
435 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

From The New York Shitty Inbox: “Geraldo Tree” 2.0



The man himself!


These shots were taken today and come courtesy of Citizen Christine. Who opines…

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn!

Geraldo Rivera returned  to his childhood park — our very own McCarren Park — and planted a tree.  This tree replaces the original Geraldo tree which was uprooted during Super Storm Sandy.  Geraldo donated that tree nearly 20 years ago.  When it fell down the community reached out to him via his radio show and twitter and he wanted to help and donated the new tree.

It was nice to see Geraldo, the new Geraldo tree and the Geraldo Wishing Stump all in one place.



UPDATE, 7:39 p.m.: You can read the New York Daily News’s take on this momentous event by clicking here.

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Taken May 27, 2013.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Fressen & Geferessen Werden

May 28, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 




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