New York Shitty Day Starter: Manhattan Avenue

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

Last night a carbecque came to pass in the Garden Spot.

Fortuitously, the sombrero was unharmed.

P.S.: Those of you who are wondering about exactly what the hell happened can get the skinny by clicking here.

What’s Up On Manhattan Avenue?

October 29, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Carbecque, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I imagine a number of my fellow north ‘Pointers noticed a great many police cars and Fire Department personnel stationed at Green Street and Manhattan Avenue this evening (around 10:30 p.m.) and are wondering what’s up. No worries, I have the 411— and it appears to nothing to do with Sandy.

Rather, an automobile parked in front of Cafecito Bogota (1013 Manhattan Avenue) caught on fire. I am pleased to report our Bravest* got matters under control before they got out of hand. This is quite remarkable given the carbecque in question was illegally parked in front of a fire hydrant. Whoops. In any case, way to go guys!

*One of whom referred to the absent owner of said vehicle as, and I quote, “an asshole”.

Spotted On Meserole Street: The Thirst Quencher…

…among other things.

New York Shitty Carbecque du Jour: Bushwick Style

February 9, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Carbecque, Street Art 

The above specimen (which hails from Jefferson Street) was until fairly recently the canvas for some social commentary about the situation in Egypt. You can view Poster Boy NYC’s photograph of it by clicking here.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Carbecque Watch: The Great Gatsby

It’s been a while since yours truly has stumbled upon a carbecque. Fortunately today yours truly went for a nice long walk. It was at the intersection of McKibben and White Street I discerned a familiar aroma. I followed my nose.

Note the pair of pants in the foreground. It has been yours trulys experience that many a dramatic situation begins— or ends— with someone losing his or her pants. Let’s go in for a closer look, shall we?

Here’s a rear view.

Here’s a shot of the interior.

An unharmed copy of Fundamentals of Statistics graces the backseat.

Outside one can find a chemistry manual. But what piqued my interest is the book at the bottom left-hand corner.

Is that what I think it is?

I asked myself. So I knelt down to take a closer look.

(priceless)

Miss Heather

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