New York Shitty Day Ender: 39 Days & Counting!

Those of you who are not in the know can track the progress of this feral furniture arrangement by clicking here.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Hooper Street

November 16, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken November 15, 2012.

New York Shitty Feral Mattress Watch: Special Bloomblight Edition

November 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Feral Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This ad hoc loft bed hails from Havemeyer Street.

P.S.: Those of you who are curious as to exactly what happened here can get the 411 by watching this video.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Arriva Dirce!

October 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

 

These images hail from Williamsburg’s very own catwalk (Bedford Avenue) and come courtesy of a lady named Susannah. About the latter-most bit of Bloomblight she opines:

So much for secured site Bedford  n4

Indeed.

New York Shitty Slideshow Du Jour: North ‘Point Selections

October 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Late this morning, noticing that the weather had abated somewhat (and having a raging case of cabin fever), I decided a constitutional was in order. Ikept my peregrinations limited as:

  1. It was still quite blustery outside.
  2. I was (and am) working on (maybe) five hours of sleep.

Nonetheless, go out I did. Overall, I have to say the damage appears to be minimal. I was particularly pleased to see that both the Newtown Creek Kayak Launch and WNYC Transmitter Park appear to be relatively unscathed. Conversely, the same cannot be said about the manifold number of derelict/abandoned construction sites hereabouts. See the Bloomblight for yourselves, gentle readers.

Here’s the deal, folks:

I will readily admit our city’s response to Sandy was certainly laudable. However, to say there was (is) no infrastructural decay is to be disingenuous: there most assuredly is. All the previously-depicted sites have been problematic for years. With each and every passing storm— however minor or severe— these fences have collapsed, creating hazards for their neighbors and passerby.

Why is this allowed to continue?

You ask. Very simple: for wont of effective enforcement. In this respect the powers-that-be in our city’s government and enforcement agencies (the Department of Buildings in particular) should be ashamed of themselves. In any case, it’ll be interesting to see how long it will take for all of this to be cleaned up.

The Word On The Street: Special Post-Sandy Edition

From West Street.

P.S.: I have many more shots from my brief sojourn around north ‘Point, so stay tuned!

The Word On The Street, Part II: Special Bloomblight Edition

This rather colorful missive is one of the many curiosities to be found on the premises of 164-264 West Street.

Or at least what used to be 164-264 West Street.

New York Shitty analysis: those who wish to enjoy our waterfront might want to walk on the other side of the street.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Whoops

September 23, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I was unable to ascertain the address of this lot. But given it is located at the corner of North 12 Street and Driggs Avenue it was easy enough to ascertain given the landmark in the background.

It is 210 North 12 Street.

The ostensible owner has defaulted on one fine.

But that did not stop the Department of Buildings from partially lifting said Stop Work Order for reasons only Kafka— or Orwell— would truly appreciate. E.g.;

  1. There are not permits to drive piles.
  2. Thus, these really big pieces of wood simply planted themselves there.
  3. Repeat: there are not permits to drive piles.
  4. Especially after they have been driven.
  5. These piles do not exist because the proper permit was not made to place them.

Did I mention this was a HAZMAT site? It is. Regardless, the walk to church will be more provocative than usual today for those who tread North 12 Street.

New & Noteworthy: NYCStalled.com

At long last, a site documenting the other side of the New York City real estate boom! As you can see in the above screencap, north Brooklynites, our area is quite red. The mad genius behind this endeavor writes (in an email entitled “Weekly updates of stalled construction sites in NYC”):

You may be interested in this website…

To wit I replied:

Ha! This is awesome!!! Who do I send updates/images to???

Check out this roster of Bloomblight for yourself, north Brooklynites—and perhaps bring it to the attention of your elected officials?

New York Shitty Day Ender: Box Street

January 8, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken January 7, 2012.

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