Quicklink: From The New York Post

August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Thanks to a little “birdie” on the Interwebs I, on a lark, decided to run a quick Google search of the two fellows who wish to (over)develop 77 Commercial Street, with air rights courtesy of 65 Commercial Street in exchange for affordable housing replete with its own “poor door”! The above tome pretty much says it all. Here’s a choice quote/teaser:

But Bistricer’s track record in Brooklyn is notorious. As owner of the 59-building Flatbush Gardens complex, he had more than 8,100 open violations in 2010 and even ranked among the city’s biggest slumlords that year, according to a list comprised by Public Advocate Bill De Blasio.

Bistricer’s shoddy upkeep of Flatbush Gardens and other properties was also a key reason why in 2007 then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo fought to block a $1.3 billion bid by Clipper Equities to buy the nation’s biggest federally subsidized housing complex, Brooklyn’s Starrett City…

And so we are going to trust this fellow to provide quality housing— be it affordable housing or otherwise— here? LMFAO…

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Saw Something, Said Something

August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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A person we’ll call “X” writes today at 6:09 p.m.:

Hi Miss Heather. I am a lurker on New York Shitty and I pay special attention to your posts about crimes in the area.

I was jogging near the Williamsburg Bridge today and I spotted this guy:

http://www.newyorkshitty.com/williamsburg/95049#respond

He was unmistakable. I remembered him from your post a few weeks back. The yellow bike with the blue seat was the first thing I noticed. I trailed him for a little while and watched him pull on doors, checking if they were open. We made eye contact and that’s when I stopped and called the police.

I met with the police and showed them the guy’s picture and the posting and then I kept on running. Hope they get this punk today!

First off I want to thank X for contacting the police. Well done! Although I sincerely hope he/she made a spot-on identification and the police caught this fellow, the fact of the matter is someone trying doors (so as to find one which is unlocked) is bad news. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: please, please make sure your front doors are locked/secured. Do not simply “buzz” people into your building without discerning who he/she is— or better yet: meet/greet anyone desiring access to your building in person. Ask questions. If you see anything amiss, say something to the police. STAT.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: From Air To Infinity

August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: New York City, Wow 

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Taken by Riibatas.

The Word On The Street: Special Sunnyside Edition

August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens, The Word On The Street 

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Taken August 23, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: 5Pointz

August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

5 Pointz: The Institute of Higher Burnin'

Taken by ataferner.

Greenpoint To Get The “Poor Door” Policy?

August 22, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

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If the developers of 77 Commercial Street have it their way, that would appear to be the case. Read it and weep.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Omar

August 22, 2013 ·
Filed under: 10012, West Village, West Village Manhattan 

Stranger 2/100. Omar

mistergalaxy writes:

Omar is a taxi cab driver. I saw him several times in West Village but had no courage to approach him. But yesterday suddenly I noticed Omar drinking coffee by his car on Christopher street. He gladly let me take a picture of him. Though it was a tough task because of the deep shadows

Here’s a shot of his amazing ride!

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Live From Last Night’s Debate: The Questions Commence!

And the conclusion!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: No Spitting

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This one never gets old. What’s more, Alex Low of the New Kings Democrats not only noticed— but made sure that all attendees present at this evening’s proceedings minded their “P’s” and “Q’s”…

This is the first installment of this evening’s debate. More to come. Given my site is acting up again (Yeah, I know) I’ll continue adding footage as I can. Otherwise, I’d advise everyone to check my YouTube page. There you will find it all!

Josef and Levin

Josef, one of the Greenpoint community’s more colorful characters, talks up Councilman Levin after said proceedings.

New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: Greenpoint Selections…

Huron Street

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India Street

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Java Street

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(All taken August 21, 2013.)

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