Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: I <3 NY

I have been meaning to touch upon the subject of “ironic” t-shirt wearing for sometime. This is because it is becoming much more commonplace on Manhattan Avenue. First it was a 20-something with a great many facial piercings wearing a shirt which read “I was country when country wasn’t cool.” Fail. Then a fellow who works at a bodega on my block (which does an impressive amount of business selling Baltika malt liquor) wearing a shirt “You are pretty because I am drunk” That one I give two enthusiastic thumbs up. This morning it was a young lady sporting a shirt which read “Titties and Beer”. No just no, but hell no on that one. Then came the piece de resistance: this.

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As you can see this fellow is blind. I am not sure how a I “heart” NY shirt came into his possession, but clearly it has. The cup he is using (so as to solicit change) is from the Starbucks across the street. Is this funny? Only in a certain “gallows humor” kind of way. If I had to pick one photo to exemplify the dismal legacy that was our former mayor’s (especially in terms of homelessness) the first one would be it. In any case,we are rapidly approaching the time of year when many of our less fortunate neighbors, having consumed spirits, feel the ill effects of the heat. If you see something along these lines, gentle readers, say something to 311. Have a heart…

 

 

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: G is for…

Taken May 5, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: “Made In New York”

BEFORE

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AFTER

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As corrected on the Church Avenue bound platform of the Crosstown Local (G train) at Greenpoint Avenue. Thank you, Jilly Ballistic!

Urban Artifact: 528 Days & Counting!

“Jailbear” has acquired a “fanny pack” and paint brush.

(Taken March 30, 2014.)

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Fire

March 19, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

These shots of yesterday’s four alarm fire on Greenpoint Avenue comes courtesy of Victoria Belanger. On a related note, you can check out another item from NBC regarding this fire (the FDNY was busy all night fighting it) by clicking here. Prepare to be stunned.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Fire?

March 18, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have received a number of inquiries about this. Here’s the skinny: a recycling business located across the street from the Shit Tits is on fire. You can learn more about what happened by clicking here.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Special “Feels Like Spring” Edition

March 11, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken March 11, 2014.

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: Today’s The Day

February 14, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 14, 2014.

Urban Artifact: 463 Days & Counting!

January 23, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Not only has “Jail Bear” weathered the storm but now he sports the initials “JB” on his chest. One would be safe to presume this stands for “Jail Bear”!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

Taken January 19, 2014.

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