From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: St. Elias Revisited

April 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Some of you might recall that last month I got word that the cross gracing St. Elias was showing signs of instability. Well, it has since been removed and a chap named Don has the scoop as to how this came to pass. He writes:

Miss Heather:
First – Love your blog, I read it religiously! Just thought I’d send you a quick follow-up picture to one of your posts back on March 29th about the church on Kent Street (http://www.newyorkshitty.com/greenpoint-goodness/?p=57333). Turns out the FDNY was there on Sunday removing the cross.
Um, isn’t the landlord’s responsibility to maintain his/her property?
In any case, the Department of Buildings failed to see a problem so I find this development curious to say the very least.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show du Jour: Be It Ever So Humble…

March 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Ever since the Mister and I learned why there are eight campers gracing the Garden Spot’s waterfront we have not been able to get it out of our collective minds. Finally we capitulated this afternoon and paid this ad hoc trailer park a visit. Good news: the number of campers is holding steady at eight. Bad news: one shows sign of, um, habitation. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Trailer Trash!

Those of you, gentle Greenpoint readers, who have been wondering (as I have) why there are (at last count) eight trailers gracing our waterfront your search is over: Aaron Short of The Brooklyn Paper has the answer! And man oh Manischewitz is it a doozy. Follows is a teaser from his tome:

…About 25 plaid-clad pastorals hitched their trailers to a dream in a former nut-roasting factory on Meserole Street in 2009 — paying a mere $600 a month for rent and utilities.

The collective’s creatives were drawn to the vehicle village’s video editing and painting studios, wood and ceramic shops, free-range chicken farm, fish pond, and of course, the BBQ.

But the complaints of neighbors who didn’t understand country living — and disliked the smell of propane — forced the trailers to move to a back yard leased by Kings near Waterbury Street…

Oh, it gets better alright…

Reading is believing, folks.

UPDATE, 4:51 p.m.: Yours truly and the Mister went to India Street to check in on our trailer park with a view. It would appear one of these campers has been commandeered by our local vagrants. Mere breaking and entry or a cutting edge counter-proposal to the homeless shelter slated for 400 McGuinness Boulevard? I’ll let you, dear readers, make the call!

Miss Heather

 

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: WOLF TITS!

March 26, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Lorimer Street.

Miss Heather

Daily Bloomblight: 365 – 367 Union Avenue

February 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

It would appear that despite seemingly being stalled and having a partial Stop Work Order* this Scarano Special has a tenant.

Among other things.

Miss Heather

*the reason for which is so exquisite it simply must be shared here.

Interesting factoid: this troubled property has netted five Stop Work Orders to date.

Great Moments In Abjectecture: Conselyea Street

February 23, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Abjectecture, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

If all the suits Rodney Dangerfield wore during his career could be amalgamated into a building this specimen, which hails from 14 Conselyea Street, would be the end product. It should also be noted that this rather diminutive structure (by Williamsburg standards, anyway) appears to have racked up an impressive five Stop Work Orders over the last three years. And if you are wondering about the fence: no, it is not supposed to look like that.

Miss Heather

Daily Bloomblight: 164 West Street

February 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Anyone need a toilet seat?

Miss Heather

P.S.: Meanwhile at 32 India Street

Same song, different verse. And Greenpoint knows the tune all too well.

Daily Bloomblight: Fallen Once Again

February 11, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This vision hails from a perennial New York Shitty favorite: 32 India Street. Follows are some of yours truly’s favorite posts featuring this property:

I wonder what the ferry goers and pier patrons will think of passing by this? I suppose we’ll find out soon enough.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: North 10 Street

February 6, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken February 6, 2011.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution du Jour, Part II: Whoops

February 6, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This vision hails from Kent Avenue and comes courtesy of Christine Murray.

Miss Heather

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