New York Shitty Day Starter: Of Love & Loss On Newtown Creek

October 3, 2009 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 



My Josh/J/Jawsh/O dog,

Good luck in Cincinnati

You’re fucking awesome

I’m glad I met you!

<3 Chelsea XXX


Dude, you fucking rocked my world.

Good luck in the future,

<3 Chelsea


Dude, you fucking rolled my world.

Good luck in the future,

<3 Chelsea

From the scenic overlook of the Pulaski Bridge.*

Miss Heather

*Where you can find these handy new signs for your walking and bicycling pleasure!





I apologize for the poor quality of the previous two images. It is difficult to take photographs at night (or any other time, for that matter) on the Pulaski when bicyclists are coming at you— at high speed— from both directions. One safety-helmeted lass (riding like a bat out of hell— clearly her own safety and getting to Brooklyn was all she cared about) was kind enough to shout at my mother-in-law (who is visiting our fair city) to get out of her way.

On a lighter note we were provided live entertainment in the way of a NYPD speedtrap cunningly laid in place on the Brooklyn side of the Pulaski. From our eagle-eye view we watched New York’s Finest ticket two people in the course of (maybe) three minutes.


7 Comments on New York Shitty Day Starter: Of Love & Loss On Newtown Creek

  1. rheingold on Sat, 3rd Oct 2009 1:59 am
  2. Makes you wonder how lovers ever managed to set their ardor to lyric before Sharpies and the word “fucking” were invented. Who knew the Pulaski Bridge could bring about a new-found appreciation for the Romantic Poets.

  3. missheather on Sat, 3rd Oct 2009 2:12 am
  4. Pulaski Bridge romance: I’ve caught a number of people making out there over the years.

    How they can “get it on” with the roar of traffic and occasional “creek reek” is beyond me. Or maybe that is the attraction? In any case, it belongs in a John Waters film.

  5. rheingold on Sat, 3rd Oct 2009 2:34 am
  6. The Greenpoint Avenue Bridge has its romance too. Lovers could feel the earth move under their feet, regardless of it’s because a giant BQE-bound truck is rumbling over one of the bridge’s more unstable sections. The willing suspension of disbelief is vital to literature and life, posited Coleridge. I think he was from Greenpoint.

  7. missheather on Sat, 3rd Oct 2009 2:42 am
  8. Methinks he wrote Rime of The Ancient Mariner under its influence!

  9. rheingold on Sat, 3rd Oct 2009 2:54 am
  10. You’re on to something:

    This, from the Wikipedia entry on Rime Of The Ancient Mariner in popular culture:
    “The theme song of Gilligan’s Island, the popular 1960s sitcom following the story of a shipwrecked pleasure boat’s passengers, was written with the same meter and rhyme scheme as the poem.”


  11. missheather on Sat, 3rd Oct 2009 12:22 pm
  12. Yes, but the peeps on Gilligan’s Island didn’t have Sharpies, paint pens, spray paint or f-bombs. Had they employed any combination of the previous I would have liked the show a lot more!

  13. Diamond Joe on Mon, 5th Oct 2009 10:15 am
  14. I disagree with your reading of this handwriting. I believe the message says “Dude, you fucking ROWED my world.Good luck in the future, <3 Chelsea". Obviously the duo had an enchanting rowboat ride along the canal that must have concluded with a magical romantic catharsis right there on the bridge. Classy. Date.

    I assume then Chelsea's suitor, after rowing her world, then attempted to row him/herself home on the canal, which is why Chelsea felt the need to wish them good luck in the future.

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