New York Shitty Halloween Watch: Eagle Street

Taken October 23, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: What’s Up At 75 Eagle Street?

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

A person we’ll call “M” writes:

Hi there Miss Heather-

Any idea whats going to be built on the corner of Eagle and Franklin?

Looks like some new restaurant or something might be going in there.

Thanks!

Per the very nice fellow working on said property today 75 Eagle Street will be (and I quote) “a sandwich shop with some groceries”. Given how long this storefront has been vacant and its proximity to Barge Park this could be a very good development! In any case, I left my business card in the hope the owner of this establishment will contact me. Let’s see…

Sandwich Shop/Grocery Store
Opening Date: Unknown
75 Eagle Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

P.S.: While I am on the subject of foodstuffs, today I got word that 172 Norman Avenue (as seen above) is going to be a pizzeria. Per the very nice men working there it should be up and running in “about three months”. So there have you!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Eagle Street

May 29, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken May 29, 2012.

LAST GASP: Brown Water?

May 23, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A pal of mine called the Professor writes at 9:03 p.m.:

Hi Heather

is your water over there running brown? Pinkish brown? It’s been nonstop here for the better part of an hour. Running it longer doesn’t make it better.

We called 311.

Talked to a few people on Eagle Street all reporting the same dark water. Somebody wondered if that dig on Nassau might be the cause.

Funny how this happens while the “Is Greenpoint Safe?” gathering is underway. And I heard they were having drink specials. I’d get something without brown liquor if was there.

Any questions? If anyone has the 411 on this rather unsavory development please share via comments or email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire. Thanks!

UPDATE, May 24, 2012: Lincoln Restler is presently taking this matter up with the DEP. In order for him to determine the scope of the problem, anyone who experienced brown water last night should contact Mr. Restler at: lincolnpr (at) gmail (dot) com.

UPDATE, May 24, 2012 12:00 p.m.: We have an answer!

LAST GASP: Wanted

February 29, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of the head of the 94th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Hurson. If anyone reading this witnessed the above-described incident (which came to pass February 21 at 10:20 p.m. on Eagle Street near Franklin Street) or has any information to tender please contact the Detective Carney at the above-listed telephone number. And one again, folks: please, PLEASE be vigilant about your surroundings!

Spotted On West Street: Message On A Stick

As spotted today January 17th 2012. Lest you are wondering, gentle readers, I have brought this to the attention of the folks at Rooftop Farm.

To be continued… ?

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Season’s Greetings From Eagle Street

December 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken December 14, 2011.

Spotted On Eagle Street: (indescribable)

November 26, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Thoughts/insight, anyone?

Missing On McGuinness Boulevard: Thatcher

November 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I stumbled this missive at McGuinness Boulevard and Eagle Street while on “manhole patrol” this morning. If anyone has seen Thatcher (who is purportedly “feisty as hell”) please contact her person at the above-listed telephone number. Thanks!

New York Shitty Manhole Watch: 11/04/2011

November 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

You know what they say: everyone needs a hobby. The epidemic of manhole plundering in my fair burgh has become mine. This phenomenon– and the commentary/observations I have received about it— have summoned my inner “Nancy Drew”. Today she and I went out to play. However, we had a plan. It was as follows:

1. Having received a tip that Commercial Street has been divested of its street/sidewalk covers, it would be on the itinerary.

2. Having observed that these thefts appear to be centered in north Greenpoint, a more thorough exploration of this area would be made.

3. Noting that thefts seem to be happening in relatively secluded areas, a trek down West Street was in order.

Follows are my findings. Enjoy!

65 Commercial Street (in front of the Access-A-Ride parking lot)

Commercial Street at Clay Street

Dupont Street, across Barge Park Playground

West Street, between Freeman and Green Street

Java Street at West Street

A triple header!

West At Calyer Street

Total number of manholes plundered: 8.

Thoughts/observations:

1. All in all, it was a pretty a disappointing foray (making Juan ‘s acquaintance aside, of course). However—

2. I did notice that the recent paving and milling on Commercial Street (an example of which can be seen to the left) might actually help prevent theft of these covers. If they cannot be seen, they cannot be stolen!

3. Similarly, the rather shoddy condition of West Street has also precluded cover theft. Most were so covered with ages old asphalt they were rendered a like so many flies in amber. Fossils. My prognostication is as follows: when West Street gets its purported makeover (and presuming these covers are refurbished in the process) we’ll see more thefts there.

4. I failed to account for the area covered being a rather popular area for parking. Thus is it very likely I missed a few missing covers. Conclusion: another sortee is in order. Preferably on a weekend.

5. While not a street/sidewalk cover per se I do have to wonder if this item from Eagle Street (as seen to the right) was commandeered for scrap.

6. I simply cannot keep on top of all these manholes by myself. Thus I implore you, gentle readers, to photograph any missing street/sidewalk covers you may encounter and email them to me at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Be sure to note the location in the subject line.

Let us leave no manhole behind, North Brooklynites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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