Reader Contribution Du Jour: What Is This?

January 19, 2015 ·
Filed under: 10002, BAD ASS, Lower East Side, Lower East Side Manhattan, Wow, WTF 

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This curiosity was found by a fellow Greenpoint resident we’ll call “S”. It presently resides under the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg(h) Bridge. About it she writes:

Double take: Giant flat black camper with window gates and fences chained on. The one of the door and window is worth a closer look…

Indeed it is.

Urban assault vehicle or Airbnb rental?

I am putting my money on both. Perhaps EVGrieve or Jeremiah can shed some light regarding this tenement on wheels? Anyone?

UPDATE: Someone was thoughtful enough to point out this looks like something from Escape From New York:

Great catch, John! The funny thing is this vehicle has New York state plates. However, I have spied and shot graffiti featuring Snake Plissken along the north Brooklyn waterfront. This one hails from Greenpoint.

SNAKE!

And this one hails from the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge:

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Maybe they’re trying to escape from Brooklyn? Hmm…

Southside Photo Du Jour: Escape From New York

August 2, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From The Williamsburg Bridge.

New York Shitty Photos du Jour: The Pulaski Bridge

As taken today January 18th, 2012.

Since I am vaguely on the subject, I would like to take a moment to bring two pieces of legislation to everyone’s attention: the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, better known as “SOPA” and “PIPA”. While I have little doubt most of you are already aware of what these are about, PC World has a rather balanced article on the subject which can be read here.

Speaking for myself— and New York Shitty being my web site I am going to take the liberty of tendering my two cents— I am against SOPA and PIPA. I, as many others, will readily concede online piracy is a problem. However, these pieces of legislation have— at least potentially— very serious ramifications. Ramifications which could endanger sites like this one.* I would also be remiss if I did not point out that some of the supporters of SOPA and PIPA are habitual plagiarizers of this site. I will leave it to your powers of deduction to determine about whom I am writing.

In any case if any of you, dear readers, agree with my take and want to add your voice to the opposition (which includes Internet notables such as Craigslist, Google and Wikipedia, among others) you can sign an online petition protesting SOPA and PIPA by clicking here. Thank you.

*Which today was cited by Mayoral candidate Tom Allon as: “…one of the great bulwarks against corruption and incompetence we have in this city.”

New York Shitty Day Ender: Escape From New York

October 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Huron Street.

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.

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