How to Spend a Monday Afternoon In Greenpoint

January 28, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I received an email this morning from a woman named Brittany who has an excellent suggestion as to how to while away the remains of this beautiful day: follow the blood spots! She writes:

I often read your blog and I thought this might interest you…

Brix Picks Blood

It’s not dog shit but it’s just as gross. At the corner of Meserole and McGuinness



Click on the above image and behold the original on Brix Picks for yourself. Be sure to read the accompanying text, as it is equally charming:

I still have no idea what went on at the corner of Meserole and McGuinness, but there appears to be puddles of blood and, reportedly (by friends who saw it), there used to be a plastic bag full of bloody stuff.

You can see little drops throughout the neighborhood, some right outside the police station–they don’t mind though, because when I told an officer about the possibly gruesome site he said, “What do you want me to do about it?*”…

It should be noted that the Pit Stop Bar (home of the bouncing beer kegs) is located at the intersection where this blood was found. I walked by there around lunchtime and didn’t see anything amiss but I imagine the Mobile Wash unit probably makes it a point to clean up this kind of thing stat. but I have been told that as of 4:00 this afternoon it is still there. Check it out for yourself at the northeastern corner of McGuinness Boulevard and Meserole Avenue where it (per a tipster):

…trails all the way down meserole on the north side of the street, then crosses at manhattan goes right in front of Europa, the police station and all the way past the post office.

In closing, a number of you will be pleased as punch to know my trip was not entirely unfruitful: as it would happen, I found another yet to be documented bit of spatter on McGuinness Boulevard and Kent Street.

30 Inches of spatter

THIRTY INCHES WORTH of blood spatter, to be precise.

Hannah says “ouch”

Even Hard Hat Hannah (who as a puppet possesses neither blood nor a central nervous system) noted that this must have hurt.

Miss Heather

*Perhaps he was too busy solving the double burglary that occurred two blocks away from the 94th Precinct’s Headquarters last month?

Photo Credit: Meserole Avenue spatter, Brix Picks


5 Comments on How to Spend a Monday Afternoon In Greenpoint

  1. shaunmacdon on Mon, 28th Jan 2008 1:45 pm
  2. the blood is still there. It’s on the the north east corner of the intersection of Meserole and McGuinness. Nobody has cleaned it up..i just saw it today.


  3. Rebecca11222 on Mon, 28th Jan 2008 2:13 pm
  4. If Miss H lingered long enough near the spatter while wearing her uber-threatening winter hat, I am sure that the 94th would respond to such “suspicious activity” post haste.

  5. Rebecca11222 on Mon, 28th Jan 2008 2:43 pm
  6. If I weren’t over-worked & cranky, I would put up “FOUND” posters for the blood…just in case whomever lost it does come out of the vodka stupor enough to realize it is missing.

  7. missheather on Mon, 28th Jan 2008 2:48 pm
  8. I think you are onto something, Rebecca11222. Unless my memory is failing me— I was always taught that when you found something that was not yours you should return it to the closest police station. I am guessing that this is what happened here, but our would-be good Samaritan got a little lost. 1/5 a mile is long way to walk in straight line for a number of people hereabouts, you know. Mustering six feet is hard enough.

  9. Spanky on Mon, 28th Jan 2008 3:00 pm
  10. I knew this guy Sean who went to the Pit Stop a lot. He had a quick temper. He was small, but like a pit bull.

    Make me wonder….

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