From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Word On The Street

July 28, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Word on the street

Taken by Peter Jan Beemster.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: From The Brooklyn Queens Expressway With Love

Taken July 6, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Under The BQE

Installation of discarded Christmas trees under the BQE, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2012

Lots of twine

Taken by Michael Neff.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Billboard Down At Meeker & Graham Avenue

An anonymous tipster writes:

Brooklyn: BQE at Metropolitan Ave Hugh. Billboard  came down due to the high winds and resting on the expressway, Highway is closed.

Original Tweet:

By all appearances no one was hurt (I am awaiting a confirm of this from the head of the 94th Precinct). Nonetheless, commuters might want to avoid this area. YIKES!

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: here are a few more images courtesy of JUZTIN



My questions are now this: What, if any, regulations are there for billboards? Are they subject to routine maintenance— and if so, by whom? If so, was a lack of routine maintenance to blame for this? Did the inexplicable and horrific auto accident involving an office duty police officer recently possibly destabilize this sign? I don’t know— but I want to find out!

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: So apparently the billboard was located on the building in question and it appears the aforemention-auto accident is not a factor: citizen journalist Robin writes:

The car went off the other side of the BQE and one block up (south side , btwn Graham and Humboldt). The pole for this sign was in the back of the building it fell on (north side btwn Graham and Manhattan).

Photo credits: Robin Hagert (Thanks!)


New York Shitty Day Ender (O)UR NY

December 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken December 16, 2011 under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Greenpoint.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Holy Shit

Per a tipster, an auto accident came to pass on the BQE this morning which resulted in a vehicle being jettisoned of said roadway and onto McGuinness Boulevard. Fortuitously enough, no one was killed.

UPDATE, 12:58 p.m.: Here’s a brief synopsis of what happened courtesy of the New York Post. The New York Daily News’s (less gore-mongering) take can be seen here. Apparently the vehicle struck was manned by an police officer. Yikes!

UPDATE, 5:05 p.m.: Here are some more photos from the scene courtesy of Robin Hagert. (Thanks!)

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m.: Here’s what the head of our Precinct, Deputy Inspector Hurson, has to say

Heather, the accident today was very seriousness, an off duty Police Officer on his way home from work was driving the car that fell of the highway, we at first thought he was not going to survive. However he is now in stable condition. Both drivers passed a sobriety test. The driver of the other vehicle was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

I agree: this is serious. Hence, why I am very happy to learn this officer is in stable condition— and am very grateful for Mr. Hurson taking the time to contact me and tender an update. Thanks!

Photo Credits: the photo gracing the beginning of this post comes courtesy of Holly Ludvigsen.

New York Shitty Day Starter: BQE

November 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken November 15, 2011.

Southside Photo du Jour: Fung Wah

September 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From The Brooklyn Queens Expressway.

Southside Photo du Jour: A BQE PSA

September 2, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 1, 2011.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Riot Police Under The BQE?

August 20, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Christine (who took all the photographs gracing this post) writes:

Tons of cops at RUMBLERS car show.

Escorting cars out … Skaters at the other end are fine but cars being guided out

The word is a “hells angel” punched a cop…

Shirt says when in doubt knock out… Maybe not a cop…

UPDATE, 6:52 p.m.: All is quiet…

UPDATE, 10:40 p.m.: I have the 411 about what happened from D. I. Hurson himself! He writes:

Miss Heather I noticed you have pictures of the car show. The event was larger then allowed. They were permitted for only two blocks but it stretched from Union to Manhattan ave. Several cars and motorcycles started drag racing.  I ordered the event closed early and dispersed the crowd we made two arrest and issued numerous summonses. We will not allow them to get a permit next year.

UPDATE, August 21, 2011 12:20 p.m.: An anonymous tipster writes:

Hi, I would like it if you could add the following video to your story of the police shutting down the Rumblers car show on Saturday, August 20th, 2011. In the commanding officer’s statement he said that he ordered the show to be shut down due to “Several cars and motorcycles started drag racing.” Yet in this youtube video clip (Which dates from 2008 —Ed. Note), the police are the ones doing a burn out, and driving recklessly through a crowded street at The Rumblers Car Show.

Miss Heather

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