Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Nature’s Revenge

June 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

My hat goes off to the peeps at Red Rose & Lavender (and Nature’s Revenge) for tickling yours truly pink with their ongoing and incredibly delightful re-purposing of this derelict construction site. Bravo!

Miss Heather

The Curious Case Of 651 Metropolitan Avenue

May 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Ever since the fence gracing this derelict site became a searing shade of pink it has been a source of curiousity (and grudging admiration) to yours truly. In fact, I have made it a point to check in on it periodically. Not that much has really happened, mind you. Over the winter the fence’s vibrant hue became weathered and, well, it was looking more than a little worse for wear.* Last month it finally collapsed.

My buddy at Queens Crap even texted  me:

Hot pink fence @metro & leonard now has grass skirt doors!

That’s when things started to get interesting.

Really interesting.

This was the sight which awaited me when I strolled by yesterday afternoon.

It was understandably a source of much curiosity. This kind of thing happens when people become acclimatized to looking at eyesores like this derelict lot. Every day.

And my curiosity finally got the better of me: I asked the woman watering this nascent garden what gives. Here’s what she had to say:

  1. She is responsible for this (interrupted) fence’s pinkness.
  2. When the middle section collapsed she erected the reed cordons you see above… and contacted the owner of this property to propose planting a garden on his property. She made sure to send photos of her handiwork.
  3. Not only did he approve of this endeavor— but he requested she give the fence a fresh coat of paint!

Only in Williamsburg would an all too common case of Bloomblight blossom— replete with Pepto Bismol colored paint! In closing, here are a couple shots from Rose Red & Lavender. As I understand it they are peeps behind these plants.

Miss Heather

*As documented by the Department of Buildings. In March.

Problem solved. By a citizen.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Feels Like Spring!

March 8, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This cheery tableau (and one of the most ingenious uses of Bloomblight— in this case a derelict construction fence— yours truly has ever seen) hails from Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Pretty In Pink

February 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

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I have no idea who is responsible for 651 Metropolitan’s new paint job and to be perfectly frank I really do not care. All I’m saying is if more development blight in north Brooklyn received this kind of treatment my neighborhood would be a much more colorful— and perhaps even prettier— place.

Miss Heather

P.S.: A very big New York Shitty thanks goes out to my colleague Queens Crap for bringing this gem to my attention!

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