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!

Urban Artifact, Part II: Bathing Beauties




another view


I encountered the above tableau on Huron Street while taking Ma and Pa Heather out to dinner this evening. They depart our fair city tomorrow, thus I was very pleased that they got to behold some bona fide Garden Spot magic before their departure. Methinks they were not as enamored of my find as I was. So much for “taste”. Anyway, the fellows sitting nearby (on stools, milk crates, etc.— those who reside on or near Manhattan Avenue between Huron and India will know exactly about whom I write) told me I was the sixth person they had seen photograph this exquisite piece of Greenpoint glory. No surprise there…

Greenpoint Fashion Watch: Manhattan Avenue



So today I spent (and continue to spend) cleaning Chez Shitty. We party hard here, I can assure you. In any case earlier this evening I popped out to get a few things. Let’s just say I, clad in flip flops, dirty jeans and a hoodie, felt like a real schlump when I beheld this lady’s get-up.

I inquired as to her head gear. This she made herself. It was so lovely, especially when paired with the scarf (which I have seen for sale at the Polonia Bookstore), I asked her if I could take a photo. As you can see, she gladly obliged. Methinks I’ll have to dust off some fake flowers, my hot glue gun and make my own. In the meantime: Bravo! 


The Word On The Street: From Greenpoint With Love





Taken April 23, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Pimpin’


How many times
you thought you
was pimpin but
didn’t have shit?

(Taken on Huron Street today April 18th, 2013.)

The Word On The Street, Part II: Special F-Bomb Edition

Kent Street




Huron Street



Franklin Street


Yes Sir: We Garden Spotters (at least the vandals among us) love us some F-bombs. (Taken April 14, 2013.)

Urban Artifact, Part I: Special Banned Books Edition


From Huron Street.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Special Sunday Morning Edition


From Huron Street.

Spotted On Huron Street: Birthday




This festively fettled stop sign, while probably not fully appreciated by to whom it is dedicated, it was certainly the source of many smiles of passersby— including myself. Happy Birthday, neighbor!

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Smile!






Taken February 9, 2013.

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