From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Rockaway Beach

January 3, 2013 ·
Filed under: New York City, Queens 

Ravaged Rockaway Beach Homes (Series)

Taken New Year’s Day by Charles Le Brigand.

The Word On The Street: Rockaways


From Houston Street.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Sandy

December 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 


This comes via an anonymous tipster and will undoubtedly be of interest to a great many folks here in north ‘Point. This upcoming Monday, December 17th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Visitors Center at our very own Shit Tits Waste Water Treatment Facility an information session will be conducted for families and businesses impacted by Sandy. Mark your calendars— and ask questions Greenpointers!

Cleaning Up After Sandy: An Information Session
December 17, 2012 starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Newtown Creek Visitors Center
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, new York 11222 

Closing on a related note, those of you who have not seen this segment on PBS regarding the toxic aftermath of Sandy please do give it a watch. In it Greenpoint’s very own (former) resident, Jacqueline Lombard, speaks out. You go, girl!

*You can view Mr. Levin’s missive in Spanish by clicking here.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Big BK Toy Drive

That’s right folks: not only is the toy drive in effect but it has a name and the above lovely flyer (whose design was generously provided by the folks at McMillian+Furlow) to go with it! Please follow this wonderful endeavor on Facebook (where updates will be posted about participating businesses, the key note event at Red Star Bar and assortment of wonderful prizes for the raffle— among other things) and spread the word! Lets give our littlest neighbors in need something to smile about this holiday season, north Brooklynites!

P.S.: A Twitter page is also in the works and should be up today: @bigBKtoydrive

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Door

November 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: New York City, Queens 


Taken By WarmSleepy.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Kitchen is Flooded & Other Disasters

November 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Brianna Campbell, the proprietress of Work It Brooklyn writes:

Hi Heather! I hope you’re well!

I wanted to ask if you would help WIB promote an event we are hosting with Brooklyn Based, to raise funds for ReStore Red Hook…

Thanks so much for any help you’re able to give. If not, no worries, I hope to see you soon!


Hurricane Sandy: Relief (The Kitchen is Flooded and Other Disasters: Chefs Storytelling and Food Professionals Networking in Support of Red Hook Businesses)
November 27, 2012 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Price of admission: $15.00 plus fee
Brooklyn Brewery
79 North 11 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Another Word From D.I. Hurson

November 10, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As some of you might recall, the 94th Precinct has an officer who resides in the Rockaways. Wishing to help their neighbors in need, our Finest are taking collections at their HQ at 100 Meserole Avenue. Here is what they need the most:

As of now, toys are not being collected. What is need are diapers, cleaning items and garbage bags.

As you will note Mr. Hurson states toys are presently NOT being collected. This was not a random bit of information on his part. Rather, it was in reply to an inquiry from yours truly. One which I am going to publish here. Very simply put, the proprietress of the Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts and myself are endeavoring to implement a toy drive. Our thinking is come next month there will be a LOT of children in our fair city who could really use some holiday cheer.

This project is very much in the works. Nonetheless, I am asking the following of you, gentle readers/fellow bloggers:

  1. We need goodies.
  2. We need businesses to serve as drop-off points for said goodies.
  3. We need help getting these goodies collected and dispatched. And most importantly of all:
  4. We need to know where to deliver said goodies!

Regarding the lattermost item: Obviously the Rockaways will be one— but surely there are other communities which have been overlooked? Anyone interested in helping with any of the above-listed points please shoot me an email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Please indicate “Toy Drive” in your subject line. Thanks!


From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Battery Park

November 10, 2012 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 


Taken by greenelent.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part IV: Help Orlando

November 6, 2012 ·
Filed under: New York City, Queens 


Charles Le Brigand (AKA: Stephane Missier, whose coverage of the devastation in the Rockaways in the wake of Sandy has been nothing short of phenomenal) writes:

I was taking pictures in The Rockaways last Saturday when I met Orlando. Orlando Fernandez lost everything in the fire that took place after Hurricane Sandy tore through The Rockaways. The blaze destroyed an entire block on Rockaway Beach Blvd and burned down the apartment where Orlando was living with his wife and his two young daughters. He was renting a two bedroom apartment above a laundromat for the past 9 years. Rockaway “era un lugar hermoso, a beautiful place to live” before “Sandy came and destroyed everything” he said.

Orlando was standing stoic amongst the ruins of his vanished shelter pointing at his burnt belongings. “I am tired of crying, I don’t have tears anymore”, he said before picking-up his daughter’s coloring books.

“The city should have shut down the power” to avoid the flames; “firefighters did not arrived on time to save the building because of the flooding” he said. Sandy took away “my whole life, my wedding’s pictures, everything”.

Orlando and his family are safe and sound and dry and are living with a friend in Jackson Heights temporarily. But to this date, Orlando has no news from the owner of his house nor news from the insurance company.

Orlando NEEDS our help!
If you want to donate money, please visit the fundrazr page
If you want to donate blankets, clothes, food, water, milk for his daughters please contact me at

You can also help by sharing or tweeting his story.

Thank you.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: A Message From El Puente

Today yours truly had the pleasure of bumping into a member of our local Community Board: a very nice fellow named Esteban Duran. He wanted to bring the following to my (and therefore your) attention. Greenpoint homeowners and business owners whose premises were flooded courtesy of Sandy please take note: this is a service you will undoubtedly find of interest. Mr. Duran writes:

Hey Heather! Good seeing you today. Here’s the blurb about the EPA:

“Do you live close to the Newtown Creek and had a flooded basement or home during Hurricane Sandy? The EPA is on standby to test your home or business for potential toxins brought in by contaminated water. Even if the water has receded, please let the El Puente Green Light District know and we can try to get a team out to test your home or business. Email greenlightdistrict (at) elpuente (dot) us or call Anusha at (347) 532-2809.

Thanks Esteban!

UPDATE, November 7, 2012: Anusha writes:

Just one update! We hear that only homes may be tested by the EPA at this point….

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