Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Huron Street

October 20, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 


Some interesting urban artifacts are manifesting of late due to 177 Huron Street doing some, um, “housecleaning”.

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Huron Street

Alas, Mr. Ed: I knew him well.

Poor Mr Ed

(Taken October 20, 2013.)

P.S.: If any of my elected officials or the Department of Buildings are reading this, would you be so kind to check this out.

Illegal Conversion

Illegal Conversion Subdiving Apartments

Illegal Conversion Basement

As you can see, this building— or more specifically its landlord (who is apparently overseeing this clean up)— has quite a few interesting complaints filed against him.

Stop Work Order

This property has had a standing Stop Work Order since 1991. If that piece of paper was a person it could buy beer for chrissakes. Perhaps it has? Because it is nowhere to be found.

The Word On The Street: Good Vibes

No Cops Only Good Vibes

Taken October 8, 2013.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Help Keep New York City Clean

23rd Avenue, 11105



Manhattan Avenue 11222



Help Keep NYC Clean

(All taken October 6, 2013)

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

September 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


When one is a pigeon, the entire world is your living room.

(Taken September 30, 2013.)

New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: Greenpoint Selections…

Huron Street



India Street


Java Street



(All taken August 21, 2013.)

The Word On The Street: For The Love Of Big Brother


From Huron Street.

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.


The Word On The Street, Part II: Bonjour!


From Huron Street.

Adoptable Cutie: Meet Papasito


Per the folks at Dog Habitat (where this handsome fellow presently hangs his hat— or would that be sombrero?):

This adorable boy is Papacito. Unfortunately he was another victim of irresponsible pet ownership. He was found by one of our staff members in a box in front of a dumpster next to Papacito’s in Greenpoint. There was a bag next to the carrier with cold cuts, some dry food, a rabies tag, a little money and a note describing his demeanor and health. This sweet cat deserved better than to be deposited on the street but now he’s safe here with us. Can you open your home to a poor, abandoned boy?

If anyone reading this wants to provide this fellow the loving forever home he richly deserves, please contact the folks at Dog Habitat via email at rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org.

Thanks— and spread the word!

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