New York Shitty Day Ender: A Greenpoint Avenue PSA

November 22, 2009 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This evening the Mister and I took a good friend of ours out to dinner. We met at the B24 bus stop at the intersection of Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenue so as to sojourn to Sunnyside. As we were waiting the Mister found this.


These fliers are a dime a dozen in Greenpoint. The poster’s M.O. is consistent (if the message a bit daft): a flier is posted in Polish and beneath it is a flier in English. These are annotated with a Sharpie Marker to indicate what language is being employed. I have found these on buildings, derelict construction fences, call boxes. You name the flat surface and chances are one of these fliers is gracing it.

Truth be told I try to ignore them. I respect this person(s) opinion— he/she/they is entitled to it— but quite frankly I disagree. On some occasions I have the rhetoric contained in these missives to be downright offense. So I tune it out. Thankfully the Mister doesn’t engage in this practice. Tonight he found a real corker.


I want you to think about this fellow Greenpointers. Especially since it made me think of this:

I wonder if this is what happens when someone eats crabs from Newtown Creek (and they do. EAT CRABS. FROM NEWTOWN CREEK.)? I suppose we’ll find out soon enough.

Miss Heather


5 Comments on New York Shitty Day Ender: A Greenpoint Avenue PSA

  1. d on Mon, 23rd Nov 2009 7:08 am
  2. Hahahah amazing! I just noticed that it said it comes from a poem, wonder how the whole thing goes. The clip goes perfectly too.

    Thanks again for dinner, it was great and fulfilled both lunch and dinner for me! 🙂

  3. Tony From Kent Street on Mon, 23rd Nov 2009 8:12 am
  4. “Inside each of us lives a midget”

    That’s what she said!

  5. rheingold on Mon, 23rd Nov 2009 2:50 pm
  6. What’s Polish for midget? Not that there will be much opportunity to use this information, but I assume I’ll never get to ask this question again.

  7. missheather on Mon, 23rd Nov 2009 4:18 pm
  8. I don’t know Rheingold. But dammit I am gonna find out!

  9. superclam on Mon, 23rd Nov 2009 7:52 pm
  10. Holy shit, that video is that greatest thing I’ve ever seen.
    Thank you.

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