The Word On The Street: STOP

From Graham Avenue.

New York Shitty Street Art du Jour: C215

This oldie but favorite of yours truly hails from Graham Avenue.

No Manhole* Left Behind: Reader Contribution du Jour

A chap we’ll call “A” writes of this specimen:

Noble btwn Franklin and West, not sure if you got this one already. another one down the block filled with water but my photo didn’t come out!

I will certainly follow-up on this tip, A. Thanks!

*It has been brought to my attention by a member of our own Community Board (who I will kindly refrain from naming— but will note that he has begun to notice a fair amount of such “activity” in his neighborhood) that these are “access covers”, not manhole covers” and calling them “manholes” is sexist unless I made a certain clarification/annotation. I assured him that while I suspected these items had a different moniker, I rather enjoyed calling them manholes. And this is because I am sexist. He found this confession quite amusing. Nonetheless, I rectified this situation today— and yours truly experienced a fit artistic inspiration as a result!

366 Jackson Street

What is missing from this picture?

ASIDE: After annotating the above “hole” a man nearby asked what I was doing. I told him I was documenting lost access covers, as I have noticed quite a few have gone MIA in north Brooklyn lately. Believe it or not, he thought this was a good idea. Go figure.

148 Jackson Street

287 Graham Avenue

I has been my observation that, upon being divested of their covers, these spaces tend to be pressed into service as trash receptacles. Why not put a happy spin on this phenomenon, I say!

Urban Fur: J.Lo.

November 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Urban Fur 

From Graham Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Found On Skillman Avenue

Many of you reading this tome are aware of the phenomenon that is 373 Graham Avenue (as seen above). I have featured it on this site on a number of occasions. What you might not know is the man behind this endeavor is named Joe…

and someone would very much like to have a word with him.

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: LOST

October 21, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Graham Avenue.

Williamsburg Photos du Jour: Smell The Magic

October 21, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Advanced Life Forms, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From 373 Graham Avenue.

LAST GASP: A Burglary On Powers Street?

September 9, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

A lady named Samantha writes:

Hey Heather,

Last night at around 4:30 am my girlfriend and I heard someone run screaming down the street. I looked out my bathroom window in time to hear a girl talking to the cops up by Kim’s. She was telling them that a man wearing a tie-dye shirt and jeans broke into her apt at 210 Powers Street (by Humboldt) and had put a bunch of her stuff out on the street when she came home and caught him. She chased him down Powers I guess and onto Graham but lost him there. Do you know anything more about this/whether they caught the guy? Hoping you can also alert the rest of upper Graham Avenue so they can stay vigilant.
Wow, that’s some scary stuff! I do not know any more details about this incident (but I am asking around). If anyone reading this knows more about what happened this morning on Powers Street please share via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Thanks— and like Samantha says: be vigilant folks!


East Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Play Nice

August 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Graham Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Shock & Awe

Those of you who happen to have the day off (or are simply unemployed) will be hard-pressed to find anything more interesting than what is going down at 373 Graham Avenue. My tipster, Clay, writes:

If you haven’t checked out the insanity on Graham just north of Skillman you should do so immediately. What started as a ghoulish sale of a dead woman’s belongings that no one would ever think of paying for has turned into … God, I don’t even know what to call it. I do know that when they put out the scrawled PRIVATE SALE signs and an old guy would sit outside inviting only young women to come in I just thought it was creepy. Same with when they put the statuary lions out and invited people to take photographs with them. Even the signs requesting “cigar models” and actors for a “theatrical troupe” and announcing the formation of an opera club just seemed odd. But today’s sign reading SINATRA CD’S WANTED makes me believe that the whole thing may be satire.

Today (as you can probably deduce) I swung by to see this for myself.

This is most assuredly NOT satire.

This is the real deal. So much so that even my video camera failed to capture it…


This one is best seen (and heard) in person, folks. All I can say is WOW!

UPDATE, 4:34 p.m.: Here’s what another eyewitness has to say;

I believe the woman who lived there is still alive, the man is her nephew. She had to go to the hospital and from there he put her in a home. Today as we passed he was handing out flowers and singing opera.

Miss Heather


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