From The New York Shitty Inbox: 47 Stories of Fun!

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

gptthumbJessica writes (in an email entitled “Have you seen this?):

I saw this post today on gothamist, and my jaw just dropped. A megalith tower on freaking India street???? Are the thousand yuppies stupid enough to buy crappy condos for $750,000 all going to crowd onto the G train? A-holes.

To answer Jessica’s question: yes, I have seen this. I was especially amused by this quote from the developer, one Jonathan Bernstein:

We are asking for radical changes to the zoning, but we do think it’s way different than anything that’s been proposed on the waterfront… We think it will be a gateway to Manhattan and Greenpoint.

New York Shitty analysis: it looks like Long Island City ate a business park and took a shit.

Miss Heather

Image Credit: Gothamist


6 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: 47 Stories of Fun!

  1. MaineBarnCat on Tue, 3rd Nov 2009 6:17 pm
  2. One presumes you are well aware of this note from CurbedNY’s comments on this proposal: “…it’s sure to get the Miss Heathers of the world riled up about the future of the beloved Polish burg…” They did link to your site, and actually are probably quite correct here.

  3. missheather on Tue, 3rd Nov 2009 6:24 pm
  4. Yup, I’m aware of the link: that’s how I learned about this in the first place! More than anything I am amused by the sheer absurdity of this “plan”. As Joey wrote in same said post this IS Greenpoint after all…

  5. SpillConspirator on Wed, 4th Nov 2009 12:19 am
  6. The only reason the City and developers get away with stuff like this, is because the community let’s them. There’s power in numbers. The community needs to protest and get way more involved otherwise things will get 1, 000 times worse.

  7. missheather on Wed, 4th Nov 2009 8:45 am
  8. I agree, SpillConspirator. Can you imagine the ramifications for public transportation if this thing gets built?

  9. rowan on Sat, 7th Nov 2009 11:40 am
  10. there goes my view of the river at the end of the block.

    however, on a VERY tongue-in-cheek note: will this get the G-train increased to 8 cars instead of 4? and arrive more frequently? if so, i’m down…

  11. missheather on Sun, 8th Nov 2009 5:04 pm
  12. Rowan: Nah, they’ll add more service and cut the cars down to two. They like to watch us do the “G train sprint”.

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