Head’s Up: How To Make It In America (Without Getting Your Car Towed)

June 5, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Those of you who live in and around Noble Street and own motor vehicles will undoubtedly find this item (which was posted on a crosswalk sign on Franklin Street) of interest. This upcoming Tuesday, June 7, a company named “Get Yours” will be filming at the above-listed locations. They have been sanctioned to film from (and I quote) 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and will be bringing in the tow trucks the prior evening (Monday, June 6) at 10:00 p.m. Good times!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Blooming

April 24, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Blooming on Calyer

Taken by diana gee.

Miss Heather

The Word On The Street: Bialystok

From Calyer Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Newel Street

January 2, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Sherry (who took the above photograph) writes:

Yes, that’s a Polish eagle with two guns. I can’t make out the number.

Nice find!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Calyer is Clogged

December 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If my inbox is any indication this would appear to be the winter of Greenpoint’s discontent. I can only hope to keep up. Nonetheless, here’s my third (and not final installment from the New York Shitty inbox wailing wall. JBG writes (regarding the above photograph):

I live on the corner of Calyer and Franklin Streets in Greenpoint. While Calyer is not an arterial, and is also not a truck route, the truth is that it plays a very important role, as it’s the first turn off from Franklin St. that connects northbound vehicles with McGuinness Blvd. There is a stalled vehicle in the middle of Calyer St., just north of Dobbin St.  No one has attended to this stuck vehicle. The plow came up Calyer St. but couldn’t get all the way through because of the vehicle. Clearly, they backed out of the street. The street from in front of the vehicle all the way up to Manhattan Ave. is also still unplowed.

I am watching vehicle after vehicle make a turn onto Calyer St., see that it is blocked, and then backing out onto the very busy and not adequately plowed Franklin St. because they realize they can’t get through Calyer St., and they also can’t turn right at Dobbin St., because that road is completely unplowed.

The one-way system in Greenpoint effectively is now shuttling everyone up Greenpoint Avenue. This, combined with the fact that Franklin St. isn’t adequately plowed, is causing traffic backups. It’s only a matter of time until there’s a terrible accident; I already watched an ambulance and a squad car back down Calyer last night because they couldn’t get through.

This street is also a critical passage way to the 94th Precinct and to the Post Office over on Meserole.

I tried calling 311 but they will not take the complaint (if you can even get through, which you can’t any more). The Mayor is on TV right now touting how many stalled cars have been removed (HAHAHA! — Ed. Note.), but yet somehow this one is being overlooked. Could you have someone look into this as soon as possible? I don’t understand how this hasn’t been attended to given the proximity of the 94th precinct, the presence of DOT this morning in the area, and repeated police cars backing down Calyer.

You can read what our City Councilman has to say per Brooklyn Heights Blog. Given that many of the snow plows that are used to clear streets hereabouts are located under the Pulaski Bridge at Clay Street*— and that I am a Greenpointer— I find the negligence here particularly inexcusable.

UPDATE, December 29, 2010: I am pleased to report this story has a happy ending! You can read it by clicking here.

Miss Heather

*A mere 15 feet away from our proposed 200 bed homeless intake center.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Valero

December 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Valero Valero

Taken by Will Star.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Autumn In Greenpoint

November 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Fall in Greenpoint

Taken by algul siento.

Miss Heather

Hit & Run In Greenpoint: Witnesses Wanted

November 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Apparently this has been making the rounds on Facebook but I spied the above flier on Nassau Avenue this afternoon. If ant of you, dear readers, or anyone you know witnessed this horrible incident (which came to pass at Calyer and Franklin Street) please shoot an email to the above-listed email address. Let’s help catch these folks!

Miss Heather

Found On Eckford Street…

October 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

a genuine Greenpoint joy ride.

I have no idea exactly why someone would affix a bicycle street to a tree stump in such a manner. I’m just happy they did.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Mini Slide Show Du Jour: Smells Like Halloween Spirit!

October 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken October 21, 2010.

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can views these images in larger format by clicking here.

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