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

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

The very own head of the 94th Precinct writes:

Heather if anyone wants to donate food, clothing and baby stuff they can drop things off at the 94. One of my PO’s who lives in Rockaway will deliver them to needy families.

So there have you— and thanks Mr. Hurson!

94th Precinct
100 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

LAST GASP: And Now A Word From Jimmy Van Bramer

It has come to my attention that a number of my friends across the creek (READ: Long Island City and Sunnyside) want to know how they can lend a hand to those who need it. As you can see, Mr. Van Bramer is on it.

Vollies/Drivers Needed
Saturday, November 3rd 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5th – Friday, November 9th 9:00 a,m, – 6:00 p.m.
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s Office
47-01 Queens Boulevard, Suite 205
Sunnyside, Queens 11104 

Spotted On Driggs Avenue: Another Way We Can Help

Those who are interested in making donations can (should) contact the organizer of this most worthy endeavor at: hesterstreetrecovery (at) gmail (dot) com. Let’s lend a hand to our friends across the river, Greenpointers!

And Now A Word From Our City Councilman

North ‘Pointers who want to lend a helping hand to our less fortunate neighbors please be advised of— and share— the following. City Councilman Levin writes:

Thanks to Rev. John Merz, our office is setting up a temporary satellite at Church of the Ascension at 122 Java St. Rami Metal will be there from 10-6 throughout the weekend and we are collecting donations to send to those in need of supplies in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Staten Island, Red Hook, and Downtown Manhattan. So far the response at our district office at 410 Atlantic Ave has been extraordinary, and we’re coordinating multiple trips every day (special thanks to the volunteers who has lent their cars) but it’s been very difficult for Greenpointers to get down here.

Donations that are particularly needed right now are:
-water
-non-perishable food, baby food
-toiletries
-towels
-clothing, baby clothing
-batteries
-work gloves
-diapers
-large garbage bags, cleaning supplies, basic tools

Rami can also help with Con Ed and small business issues and Congresswoman Maloney’s office has offered to help with FEMA, small business, and other issues as well…

Thank you Greenpoint/Williamsburg!

No, thank you Mr. Levin and Reverend “Pastor-in-Charge” Merz!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Untitled

November 2, 2012 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City 

Sandy-1-2

Taken by Pearce Pics.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Petroleum Sheen

November 1, 2012 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Wow, WTF 

Petroleum sheen on flooded roadway of Battery Park Underpass, after Hurricane Sandy

Taken by WarmSleepy.

G Is For…

Gee, where the hell is it?

The above-depicted is a map the MTA has issued apprising its patrons of subway service slated to be restored tomorrow, November 1st, 2012. As you can see our beloved Crosstown Local is, um, MIA. Or would that be MII (Missing In Inaction)? In any case, those of you who have been enjoying a furlough from your daily commute (and want to forward it to your supervisors) can grab the link for this map by clicking here.*

UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Here’s a Service Alert from the ever awesome Chair of Community Board 1’s Transportation Committee.

Thanks Willie!

UPDATE, 11:32 p.m.: I cannot believe I forgot that the East River Ferry will be resuming service tomorrow as well! You can view their schedule by clicking here.

 

*Props go out to the incomparable Bitchcakes for bringing this to my attention. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: From The Citizens Committee For New York City

Right now there are many New Yorkers who could use a helping hand— and plenty of good Samaritans who would like to do just that: help their neighbors in their time of need. For these reasons I was absolutely delighted to receive the above missive from the Citizens Committee for New York City this afternoon! Those of you who have questions (or simply want more information) can/should contact Emi at the above-listed email address. Otherwise, here you go:

 

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Special Post-Sandy Edition

As the proliferation of posts probably indicate, today yours truly finally ventured further afield to get a sense of how post-Sandy north Brooklyn was faring. I encountered a number of fallen trees, construction fences and such— but I saw a number of wonderful (and dare I say inspirational) things as well.

Such is the case with this al fresco living room suite with decorative boulder. It exudes a certain Paleolithic (or Post-apocalyptic— take your pick) design sensibility yours truly finds curiously endearing. What’s more, it not only took the worst Mother Nature can dole out but it appears to be relatively unscathed from the experience. I swear I heard the chaise lounge to the left chuckling:

That’s all you had in you bitch? Get the fuck outta of here!

And “outta here” Sandy is. That’s good ol’ New York City attitude for you.

In closing (and to bastardize the inscription on the James Farely Post Office):

Neither snow nor rain nor hurricane nor gloom of night stays north Brooklyn’s feral furniture from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Turn Out The Lights

A fellow named Edmond Hawkins writes:

Filmed from Greenpoint Brooklyn I was able to get the before and after of the NYC skyline as half of the power went out in Manhattan.

Thank you so much for sharing this with me, Edmond!

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