LAST GASP: Swoon

June 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

This lovely piece by Swoon hails from Huron Street and comes courtesy of eagle_teater. Great find!

The Word On The Street, Part III: The Rules

This lesson in P’s & Q’s hails from Huron Street— so mind your fucking manners already Garden Spotters!

Attention Greenpointers!

May 17, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Culture War, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

(OR: “Girls” wants girls— and the rest of you to move your cars)

The New York Observer writes:

From an official Girls casting notice posted to Backstage.com, we now know what “hipster” typecasting looks like:

Seeking—Hipster Types: male and female, 18-30s, all ethnicities, all types, specifically seeking people with tattoos, piercings, colored hair, and unique looks. Young Adult (ages 18-29), Thirties (ages 30-39). Caucasian/White, African-American/Black, Latin/Hispanic/South American, Asian, Native American (!!! — Ed. Note), European, Middle Eastern, Indian/South Asian, Other.

Truth be told, I really hate going after low-hanging fruit like such as this— but “Europeans”?!? I just about shot Zywiec out of my nose reading that corker. Perhaps “Girls” will spot a few when they film in “Little Poland” tomorrow? That’s right, Greenpointers. Tomorrow. May 18th, 2012.

The areas impacted are:

  1. Manhattan Avenue between Java and Green Street and
  2. India Street between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street.

The tow trucks show up at 2:00 p.m. Why not leave a curricula vitae and a headshot on your dashboard, Garden Spotters?

New York Shitty Day Starter: Neighborhood Watch

April 25, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Huron Street.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Be It Ever So Humble…

March 20, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Culture War, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

An anonymous tipster writes:

School bus used as mobile home. Mass plates. Parked at Huron St & Manhattan Av.

Perhaps someone should bring this to the attention of these folks?

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: On The Waterfront

February 18, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Chae Hawk @ Huron

Taken by Will Star.

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Huron Street

February 5, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 4, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: More Fun On McGuinness

February 3, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

While a couple of weeks old, I feel compelled to pass them along as this intersection (and McGuinness Boulevard in general) has long been problematic. The person who took these photographs writes:

Miss Heather,

Last week, I saw more evidence of what everybody knows — reckless drivers continue to make McGuinness Boulevard a dangerous and dysfunctional street.

From I can tell, on Tuesday (Jan 24), at least two drivers hit each others’ cars at the intersection of McGuinness Blvd and Huron St, sending one car spinning into Huron St, where it smashed into a parked car (pictured) and ended up facing backwards.  The other car ended up further up McGuinness in the direction of Green Street.  Car parts littered the street after the crash. As you can see, the crash had some serious force, leading me to believe that at least one of the cars was speeding.

Neighborhood kids often play on the corner, but thankfully nobody seemed to have been injured, though I don’t know about the drivers.

You can view images from another, much more disturbing, wreck at this very intersection which came to pass in 2009 by clicking here.

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Need

Only one left!

Missing On Manhattan Avenue: Andrew

January 5, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I spied this flier (at Huron Street) while knocking around north ‘Point earlier today. If you have seen Andrew or know of his whereabouts please contact his “person” at the above-listed telephone number. Thanks!

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