From The New York Shitty Inbox: Shots Fired On Dupont Street?

November 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

 A lass named Laura writes November 3, 2012:

Hi Heather!

I just came home from helping a friend clean up after the storm. When I left the building I didn’t notice the bullet holes in both front doors of my building. Mike called the precinct at about 12:30 pm today to find out what the hell happened and why we weren’t told about it. Mike spoke to Detective Lopez who said someone came into our building and shot our doors. They don’t know who did it yet. We heard from neighbors that it happened at about 3-3:30 am. We’re mad as hell that the police didn’t ring bells and let tenants know. I’m all the way up on the 5th floor. And don’t always hear what’s going on downstairs. But my daughter often comes home from work in early morning hours and could have ended up as a victim. Detective Lopez said that the precinct can’t station a car out front to warn tenants. Duh! But they could have rung the bells!  Lopez told Mike, “I’m sure they did”. Well I checked with other neighbors on my floor, and none of their bells were rung. Furthermore, I was up and down in bed last night because once or twice I heard loud voices downstairs. So I would have heard my bell ring.

I don’t care what the 94th precinct says. Crime is escalating in N. Greenpoint. I personally want to know if this incident ends up as an actual report. Mike’s calling 311 right now. We’ll be calling our building’s managing agent on Monday to push for cameras in this building. 

Yikes! This is as good a reason as any to remind everyone this month’s 94th Precinct Community Council meeting will come to pass this upcoming Wednesday, November 7th, at 7:00 p.m.

94th Precinct Community Council Meeting
November 7, 2012 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Church of the Ascension
122 Java Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Rainbow Connection

A fellow named Max writes:

Hello Miss Heather,
Hope you’re safe and all that. Wanted to share a Greenpoint Sandy photo. I am fortunate enough to live on Dupont St. and have a great skyline view. Here’s what I just shared on my instagram/facebook:

A bright rainbow appears in front of the NYC Skyline after Sandy’s worst. I love my view, I LOVE THIS TOWN #nyc #sandy #greenpoint #rainbowconnection

Hope you like it and share it… Stay safe and warm and all that crap!

Outstanding shot, Max— thank you so much for passing it along!

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: 56 Dupont Street

Today, upon awakening with a serious case of the blues/blahs, I decided a walk was in order.

First on my itinerary was this tree on Dupont Street. It always makes me smile.

I mean, who could not enjoy this festively-fettled tree?

Especially when graced with an Imperial Walker, a jewel-topped cane and E.T.? There is, inasmuch as I can ascertain, neither rhyme nor reason to this menagerie of stuff— this is why I love it so. However recently something I have overlooked about this Garden Spot landmark was brought to my attention. Namely, the tale behind the tree. This was explained to me recently by a very kind lass.

She purchased this tree for Christmas at the C-Town on McGuinness Boulevard twenty years ago. The cost was (I suspect then a rather handsome sum): $5.99. Once the Yuletide season was over, she planted it.



I’d say she got her money’s worth— and then some! Stuff such as this (and story and wonderful people behind them), dear readers, are why I “blog” about this community I call home. It really is.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Shabby Chic

August 11, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

From Dupont Street.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Lost On Dupont Street

August 10, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This comes courtesy of the folks at Dog Habitat. If you have seen Pirate Willy (Yes, that is his name— and he calls Dupont Street his home) please contact his person, a lovely lady named Eva at the above-listed telephone number STAT. Thanks!

UPDATE, August 11, 2012: I have received word Pirate Willy has found his way back home. Save being quite hungry his is A-Ok. Hurray!

LAST GASP: Moon Over Greenpoint

May 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Dupont St. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC

Secret Rainbow, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Taken by m. a. wright.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Barbed Wire

May 20, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Dupont Street.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Dupont Street

Taken May 17, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Signed, Sealed & Delivered!

May 10, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

An anonymous tipster notes:

Say hello to our new crack I mean comfort station

That’s right folks: Barge Park’s pissoir has arrived!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Stolen

The derelict construction site on Dupont Street (which some of you might recall was the site of a suicide several years ago) is proving to be the gift that keeps on giving. A lass named Laura writes (of the above photographs):

The word on the block is that the tires from this car were robbed last night. The thieves used the blocks from the 141 Dupont St. construction site to lift the car up.

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