Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Lost & Found

June 21, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 



As spotted on Franklin Street this evening. You know what to do, folks…

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: From Franklin Street With Love

June 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 


Taken June 15, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Sans Wheels On Green Street


A fellow we’ll call “B” writes today, June 14, 2013:

…here is a photo of my future brother in law’s car that was parked on Green and Franklin. My friend… saw the robbery said it was 2 younger people wearing hoodies. It was 5:15 AM on May 24th. My friend called the 94th and explained that he was watching the robbery take place but they only asked him why he called them and not 911. I really want to know why that happened? Why couldn’t they respond and clean up their streets a little. Seems like they would have wanted to go there and nab these bastards. We were really upset when we woke up and saw the tires were gone but I was even more upset when I found out the precinct turned their heads. Very disappointing.

Word on the street/the Greenpoint grapevine (which, on occasion, can prove to be QUITE reliable) has it that yet another automobile divested of its wheels was spied around Eagle and Franklin Street last night. WTF?

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Frigidaire


Taken June 14, 2013.

Urban Artifact: 209 Days & Counting!


Not only did Greenpoint Avenue’s “teddy” survive last night’s rather frightful rain and wind— but he appears to have acquired a glove! As it would happen I recently met the porter of this building. This very sweet chap told me he had no idea from hence this furry fellow came. He simply came out one morning, and lo, there he was. He likes him so much (he especially pleased when some merry hooligan one placed a sign reading “Crime Doesn’t Pay” is his mitts) he has decided to let him stay. However, be advised I was warned he may start charging me $1.00 per photo moving forward. Sounds like this fella has him an agent!

P.S./UPDATE: I would be remiss if I did not point out that this fellow seems to be a big hit with parents taking their children to nearby WNYC Transmitter Park. I myself watched a father stop his stroller so his young ‘un could say “Hi” to the teddy bear. When they commenced to leave he told his son they would stop by on the way back. I have also been told by another Greenpoint parents that she takes her son by so he can tell “Teddy” about his day. Methinks I am going to start doing this and encourage everyone reading this tome to follow suit…

The Word On The Street, Part I: All Apologies


As spotted this evening on the premises of the Franklin Corner Store. A couple observations:

  1. This is one very polite— or at least apologetic— thief.
  2. Where did he/she get the post-it note and sharpie marker? Were these purloined as well or does he/she keep ’em handy for just these occasions? Anyone?

From The New York Shitty Inbox: What Is This?


Jilly Ballistic, who took the above photograph, writes (in an email entitled “That’s a new one”):

At the corner of Huron and Franklin.

There’s an explanation behind this. I assume.


Another tasty angle of this find.

I was so intrigued by this when I arrived back in Greenpoint (Yes, I do leave it— more about that later) I swung by and checked it out.


Yup. If I had to hazard a guess as to what this is, I’d go out on a limb (or would that be ledge?) “Branson” and say he’s a buddy of this guy.


Urban Artifact: Franklin Street


Taken June 7, 2013.

Urban Artifact, Part III: 200 Days & Counting


Taken June 3, 2013. (Previously)

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Franklin Street

May 26, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 



Taken May 26, 2013.

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