From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Dead Man’s Ship

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Halloween on the East River Ferry

Taken by WarmSleepy.

Urban Fur: Ferry Cat

October 20, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

As you can see in this photo (taken by Melissa Kerwin), someone has V.I.P. access to the “park” (and benches contained therein) at the end of Java Street!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Where Did The Benches Go?

October 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A lady we’ll call “S” writes:

Hello, Miss Heather –
I was wondering if you know where the benches on the pier on India St. went. My boyfriend and I were taking our daily constitutional with our 2 week old daughter and were planning on gazing out at the water and Manhattan for a bit, but were dismayed to find out that there are no longer benches to sit on. What a bummer!

I cannot profess to have an answer (if anyone is in the know, please share via comments or shoot me an email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot com), however, I do have a theory. The East River has long been quite a popular fishing spot for a number of my fellow Garden Spotters.

This chap, for example, was captured cleaning his catch on Huron Street just a few months ago. I have no doubt the prospect of fishing in deeper water via the India Street pier holds a great deal of appeal to these gentleman. In fact, I know it does!

CASE IN POINT: this gentleman, who it should be noted is inexplicably wearing a shirt. I assure you this is not usually the case. But I digress. I have on more than one occasion found fish heads, assorted entrails, and other vestiges of someone’s “dinner” gracing the India Street Pier pier for everyone’s edification.

While not exactly my cup of tea, I do have to confess I am hard-pressed to think of a more appropriate “welcome” for visitors disembarking at our fair burgh than this piece of “street meat”. This item may not be easy on the eyes (or nose)— but then again many things in the Garden Spot fall under this category. In this respect a mere fish tail (and the odd shirtless man or two) is not only consistent, but downright quaint. What’s more, it is a hell of a lot better than this. WARNING/CAVEAT: view the proceeding post— and the links contained therein— at your own risk.

UPDATE, 2:21 p.m.: thanks to a lady named Rowan we have an answer! Per the folks of the East River ferry:

They’re located in the park by the entrance of the Pier. We don’t have control over where they go, as they belong to the City.

A park, I’ll add, that to date I have never EVER seen open to the “public”. Click here and behold the Greenpoint glory for yourself. Seeing is truly believing. In closing, I’ll leave you with this image of our very own Community Board 1 chair, Christopher Olechowski, patronizing one such bench on September 22, 2011.

Greenpoint Photos du Jour, Part II: Escape From New York

September 22, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From the East River Ferry pier on India Street.

P.S.: It would appear Chairman Olechowski of Brooklyn’s very own Community Board 1 is seeking egress from Brooklyn!

Greenpoint Street Art du Jour: Escape

September 18, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From West Street.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Ferry

July 3, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken by Miss Mousey Brown.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Waiting

June 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Taken by Miss Mousey Brown.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Waiting

June 18, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

167/365 - East River Ferry, South Williamsburg.

Taken by Gina Herold.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Waiting

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

From India Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Two Bridges

June 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11201, 11211, DUMBO, DUMBO Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

East River Ferry Launch Day - 35

Taken by Your Secret Admiral.

Miss Heather

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