New York Shitty Day Ender: Fowl Play

Yes folks, it would appear that the New York Times has (once again*) become aware that there is a poultry slaughterhouse adjacent to a luxury apartment building in Greenpoint! Special thanks goes out to Jen Chung of Gothamist for this reminder. The previous props having been tendered, yours truly is especially fond of this passage:

While I am certain Franklin Avenue is animated (I have walked it) exactly how this thoroughfare pertains to Greenpoint is mystery to me. This is because Franklin Avenue is located elsewhere in Brooklyn. I’m going to take an educated guess that this reporter is referring to Franklin Street. I suppose in closing I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that one of the chaps they interviewed is being evicted because he has not paid rent in months. Whoops. Perhaps moving forward when the New York Times “sources” my site without crediting it they will go to the trouble of actually reading it?

Miss Heather

*The image gracing this post comes from an item I had written on the subject on January 27, 2009. Clearly the New York Times was paying attention because they wrote an item about this very subject on February 15, 2009 and took the liberty of culling a quote from my site’s comments section:

…To some, the juxtaposition of a slaughterhouse and a new residential building where condos sell for up to $675,000 is an amusing effect of gentrification. To others, it is grotesque. Several local residents have complained about seeing blood and bird parts on the sidewalk, along with feathers floating in the breeze. Calls to 311 have been numerous, and on a Greenpoint blog, a commenter described the smell emanating from the slaughterhouse as a mix of “death and ammonia.

Don’t believe me? See here for yourself! Reading is truly believing.


One Comment on New York Shitty Day Ender: Fowl Play

  1. mattcoats on Mon, 13th Jun 2011 12:34 am
  2. You know, not everyone in that building hates the slaughterhouse. Most moved in, well aware of it. Rents were cheap, the units are really nice. People who paid ridiculous prices did so in 2008, pre market crash. That same 770k unit now appraised for 430k. And what would be worth should the slaughterhouse should actually move? Probably closer to pre market crash prices.

    118 isn’t the least of Mr. chen’s worries. The people on Milton (behind the slaughterhouse) have been waging a much more powerful assault on them involving the USDA. Moving fresh meat in non air conditioned vans during the summer? Also, they are illegally boiling feathers every other Saturday, but inspectors get weekends off.

    I’ll miss my chinese friends at Live Poulty Slaughter. For those in the neighborhood, they do sell wholesale, but bring your own bag.

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