Tipsters Wanted

August 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, New York City, Queens 

It has been brought to my attention that Mr. John Ciafone, in fact, owns a great deal of property in north Brooklyn. I learned this from two people who have had the misfortune of being his tenants. If anyone wishes to share their experience of having this fellow as a landlord please shoot me an email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Nassau Avenue

August 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Entrance at Nassau Ave (Church bound G)

Given the rather, um, aromatic nature of this subway station I have to say this is rather apropos. Well done, Jilly Ballistic!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Flight

August 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 10462, Bronx, New York City 

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Taken by redchamboalert.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: 5Pointz Selections

August 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

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Taken August 23, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Cancellation & Reminder

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Given the community forum/workshop which will come to pass this evening, I suppose it is not surprising that September’s 94th Precinct Community Council has been cancelled. Otherwise, follows is the 411 regarding this evening’s convocation:

Forum On Crime
August 27, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m.
Polish Slavic Cultural Center
176 Java Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

A self-defense workshop conducted by the Anti Violence Project will follow.

Urban Fur: Mimi

August 26, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

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Taken August 26, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Untitled

August 26, 2013 ·
Filed under: New York City, Subway 

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Taken by John Fullard.

Urban Artifact: 317 Days & Counting!

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The Greenpoint Avenue Teddy is still keeping watch over the intersection at Franklin Street— with his faithful feline friend.

(Previously)

Quicklink: By Their Friends Ye $hall Know Them…

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Ever wondered who this fellow is? I know I have. This is because I see his mug all over north Brooklyn.

QCscreencapCIAFANOWell, Queens Crap has the low-down. Here’s a teaser:

Astoria attorney John Ciafone is running for City Council District 22 (Astoria) to replace outgoing Peter Vallone, Jr. He has run previously for the council as well as for the assembly… What you may not know is that Ciafone currently appears on Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio’s slumlord list (for a property located in Greenpoint no less — Ed. Note). To his credit, he is on the “most improved” list, having reduced his violations from 195 to 2. He tried to donate to DeBlasio, but it was returned. Local council member/Vito Lopez protege Steve Levin and Queens BP candidates Peter Vallone and Melinda Katz apparently have no qualms about keeping his money, however…

Read it for yourselves here.

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Otherwise, I will leave you with this footage from a campaign event from Christopher Olechowski’s campaign for 50th Assembly District Democratic Party Male Leader. At 0:28 you can see John J. Ciafone, Esquire, himself…

I encourage you all, gentle readers, to give ALL these videos (there are five total) a watch. They’re, um, interesting.

(Image Credit: Ciafone making aluminum siding look good comes courtesy of Queens Crap)

Quicklink: $ame $ong, Different Ver$e

August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: Crown Heights, Crown Heights Brooklyn, Flatbush, Flatbush Brooklyn 

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Please do read this post authored by my colleague (and all-around great guy) Flatbush Gardener. Here’s a teaser:

For the past several years, under the guise of its “Campaign for the Next Century,” the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been in a development frenzy – the Edibles/Kitchen Garden, The Visitor Center, the Native Flora Garden Expansion, the planned overhaul of the Children’s Corner at Flatbush and Parkside. At the same time, it has been gradually eroding its scientific and educational missions.

BBG claims these benefits for its “Campaign”:

… these enhancements will help the Garden … [foster] a love and understanding of plants and the natural world and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.
– “Vision,” Campaign for the Next Century, Brooklyn Botanic Garden [Emphasis added]What relevant understanding of “plants and the natural world” is possible without science? What inspiration can be found when science is valued less than a plot of Lilacs?

Excellent question.

 

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