From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Nassau Avenue

August 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Entrance at Nassau Ave (Church bound G)

Given the rather, um, aromatic nature of this subway station I have to say this is rather apropos. Well done, Jilly Ballistic!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part I: Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour

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Taken by Scoboco.

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: \There Will Be Blood

July 12, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crosstown Local, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Shit just got serious.

Today: The MTA Let’s One Rip…

in the war against terror.

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You can read this tome in its entirety here. Otherwise, I for one can only hope the Nassau Avenue stop of the G will be part of this “test”. Whatever in the way of “crotchpot cooking” from this station, by virtue of a LACK of circulation, could be very instructive. Tongue firmly in cheek:

By virtue of their neglect one could argue the MTA has a solution right under their own nose— so to speak. When a ridership becomes acclimatized to a subway platform smelling funny (READ: BAD)  it does not exactly make them conducive to reporting odd odors.

Think about it.

The Word On The Street: From NYC With Love

Williamsburg Bridge

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Crosby Street

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1st Avenue & 6th Street

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Crosstown Local, Nassau Avenue

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Rivington Street

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Taken June 5, 2013.

Credits/Props: Go out to Goggla for the heads-up/locale of the pay phone. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part IV: Nepotism

[The] Danger is [Nepotism.] Fear [a Sequel.] (Nassau Ave; Church bound G)

By Jilly Ballistic.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Riders Alliance Happy Hour

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This comes courtesy of one of this event’s MC’s/hosts: Karen Nieves. She writes:

Please join me on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 for a happy hour to support the Riders Alliance, a new grass-roots membership organization of subway and bus riders, working to improve public transit in New York.
The Riders Alliance is a new organization that’s on the ground, organizing transit riders into a political constituency—to stop the destructive cycle of fare hikes, service cuts and longer, more uncomfortable commutes for us and millions of other people who ride the buses and trains.
I am a member of the organization and have been involved in our campaign to improve the G train working for better service, more free transfers and better communication with riders.  I believe deeply in what we are setting out to do — to empower ordinary subway riders throughout New York to take leadership in improving the subway system.
Please RSVP that you’ll join us on May 14th at Red Star for drinks, snacks and a spirited discussion with Senior Organizer Rebecca Bailin about the Riders Alliance and our campaign to improve the G train.
Of course, we’ll ask you for support at the event, but there’s no charge to attend, and we’ll serve plenty of food and drink!
For more information RSVP here. 
Happy Hour to support the Riders Alliance
Tuesday, May 14th
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Red Star located on 37 Greenpoint Avenue (corner of West Street)
RSVP online today at www.ridersny.org/calendar!
 We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 14th!
So there you go!

 

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Top Hat

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Taken May 1, 2013.

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: Toy Soldiers

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Taken April 19, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Community Notification From The 94th Precinct

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Undoubtedly many who read this site and reside in Greenpoint have been puzzled by the varying accounts of the fatality which came to pass on the G train April 15th and want to know more about what happened. The following email comes from the 94th Precinct (via an anonymous tipster):

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My heartfelt condolences go out to this man’s family and loved ones. They are undoubtedly devastated. In closing— and although I have written this elsewhere on the Interwebs— I feel compelled to post my two cents about this sad turn of events:

I am honestly at a loss as to what to say regarding what has happened in Boston. I guess I am still stunned— like many other people. As for what happened on the G, I’ll put it this way: mental illness in its manifold forms is the proverbial two ton gorilla in the room of this community. We see men and women with this affliction on our streets everyday. This is what we see— or choose to see. The fact of the matter is it is also hidden behind closed doors, so to speak.

In this respect I find it sad that many here elect to call our homeless bums and think (to toss out an example) placing them in work camps (yes, I actually heard someone say this at a 94 Precinct Community Council Meeting) is somehow going to fix the problem. It won’t. If one were to see someone on the street with a broken leg it would unconscionable if no one saw fit to call— or if this city refused to dispatch— an ambulance. Now take someone with a “broken mind”. That’s a different story altogether.

Having emotional problems is construed as a personal weakness. A vice, if you will. It is so stigmatized that many refuse to acknowledge it on our streets or even in our own homes. As what happened today proves all too well this needs to stop. We need to stop blaming the victim and advocate, LOUDLY, for more pro-active/effective mental health initiatives. The sad fact is any one of us could have been this person. All it takes is the right (read: wrong) set of circumstances. That’s it. I cannot stop thinking how completely and utterly hopeless this person must have felt to jump in front of a subway train. Really.

UPDATE, April 19, 2013: although this fellow’s identity remains unknown (and even if I did know, I’d keep it that way) I have learned form an anonymous tipster that he leaves behind a wife and four children. A very tragic story indeed!

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