Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Murphy’s Munchies, Revisited

Those of you who happen to be in the Garden Spot for what promises to be a sunny— if a bit balmy— weekend should swing by and see the rather impressive garden this chap has created. It’s a lovely addition to the neighborhood!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Old Tymers Day

As I mentioned yesterday the folks at Phun Factory assembled a host of graffiti artists to give a hitherto largely unnoticed corner of the Garden Spot a paint job. Today I swung by several times to see how things were going. Follows is a slide show of highlights. Enjoy!

You can view this slide show in larger format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Banker Street

Taken June 15, 2010.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Talk To The Hand

June 8, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Banker Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Oh Sh*t!

May 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From the Sweater Factory Lofts.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: What’s Up At North 15 & Berry Street?

I asked this very question here on New York Shitty a few days ago. Today I am pleased to announce that I have an answer thanks to Jay of Dog Habitat! He writes:

I took Abby out for a late night stroll to McCarren park and walked by that food cart/wagon on that triangle at Berry, Banker and N15. There was a gentleman there with a shovel digging along the sidewalk. He greeted me with a hearty “how do you do?” and I walked over to investigate. I was glad I had a big dog at my side because he was, after all, armed with a shovel and who knows what else. Turns out this guy was very friendly and told me he’s planting flowers! [cue REM’s Gardening at Night]. I didn’t catch the guys name, but he said he was fixing up the spot for his buddy who was opening a hot dog stand. He was working late because he’s a driver for a car service and was shoveling/planting in-between passenger pick-ups. I’ll keep an eye on the wagon and will let you know when they start servin’ up dogs and who knows what else.

And here are the fruits of his labor.

So there have you. Thanks Jay for getting to the bottom of this Greenpoint mystery!

Miss Heather

TODAY: Everything Goes At Studio B!

May 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This fitting end to our local institution comes from the King of Cabbies. He writes:

Saw an auction ad on the back of yesterday’s Times’ Business section, for this Wednesday at 2:00 PM, that I thought might interest you. It is the equipment and effects of the late, unlamented Studio B, ready to be carted away from the belly of the beast itself!

I for one like how Studio B is mentioned not once, but twice, as being “well known”. That it was— albeit probably not in the way the manner the auctioneer intended. You can get the full rundown of what’s for sale by clicking here.

Studio B Auction c/o Michael Amodeo
May 19, 2010 “Inspection Time” starts at 1:00 p.m., bidding at 2:00 p.m.
259 Banker Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Happy hunting!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I have no idea what “Onwars” are, but a $100,000.00 “retractable roof”?!? That’s downright handy!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Banker Street

May 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

When the Mister spied two gents giving this truck a thorough wash-down he dashed over and asked how old it was, the make and model, etc. All I had to add to this discussion was that they should give the lady gracing the hood some sunscreen. Believe it or not, they found this tremendously amusing.

Miss Heather

P.S.: On a Banker Street related note does anyone know what is going on here (the junction of North 15 and Banker Street at Nassau Avenue)?

I first noticed the Murphy’s Munchiemobile on May 4th. Now, as you can see, it is accompanied by a van…

and someone appears to be clearing the lot. For what, I do not know.

If any of you, dear readers, have insight about this curiousity please tender them via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Inquiring minds (mine, foremost among them) want to know!

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Faile

May 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken May 15, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part I: Ticket Blitz In Greenpoint?

May 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Anonymous writes:

The local traffic police are out to raise revenue with a vengeance. We have seen them patrolling the streets, car by car, on a SUNDAY, in places like banker & franklin where there are no restrictions on that day, looking for something, anything they can write a ticket against. The kicker was last week, where we parked on West St. because we got back late one night, only to find our car TOWED the next day. Towed, for a place we have parked before dozens of times and have never received a ticket, for allegedly “blocking a crosswalk” where there is no crosswalk. We have good grounds to fight the ticket in court but people should be warned about what’s going on and not take any chances – tickets are one thing, but them TOWING is ridiculous. It’s so obvious that it’s a revenue generator, because in all my years here, I’ve never seen anyone towed, the traffic enforcement ignores the people who do a u turn in the middle of manhattan avenue (or who drive on the wrong side so they can park next to the bank), the people who park in the bus stop – thousands of ticketable offenses that get ignored, and now they’re going to start towing.

The only positive is at least the tow pound is on the B62 route so you don’t have to waste money on car service to get there.

This might sound spurious but— and this is a BIG BUT— as my buddy over at Queens Crap points out in this post it seems to be the current modus operandi nowadays. One would think if our city’s finest wanted to make easy money— and perhaps even protect and serve our community in the process— they’d set up speed traps along McGuinness Boulevard because those new speed limit signs are not doing the job.

Hmm…

Miss Heather

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