New York Shitty Photos/Video Du Jour: Wish You Were Here

Today yours truly decided to take a stroll along the waterfront and see what’s shaking (in addition to the pier).

Unlike my previous visit, the pier was open to the public.

Whether or not it is supposed to be is anyone’s guess.

I’ll leave you, gentle readers, to draw your own conclusions.

I quickly ascertained I was not alone.

Evidence of recent merry-making was spotted.

Welcome to Greenpoint.

For shits and giggles I decided to hang around until the next ferry came by. Sure, we Greenpointers do not have (direct) access to this amenity— but we can wave at it!

For those of you who are wondering Greenpoint has been without ferry service since February 13, 2014. If there were, say, a few luxury residential towers here— more specifically, residents inhabiting said towers who(se wallets) will get the ear of their elected officials— do you honestly think this situation would have been allowed to persist as it has? Really? But of course we do not have luxury towers much less luxury tower residents— at least yet— so we, the hoi polloi, will just have to wait. And wait…

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: India Street

Taken April 7, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part I: India Street

Taken March 24, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: “Free” Country

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Taken October 26, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Eight Days Later

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Sure enough, this piece by Paul Richard piece was painted over— but is the following (as spied by yours truly today, October 8th, 2013) an improvement?

NO FUTUREnys

Would someone please think of the tourists And oh yeah:

 WELCOME TO GREENPOINT!

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: India Street

October 8, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

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Taken October 8, 2013.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: West Street

September 29, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Welcome To Greenpoint

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As taken today, September 29, 2013 one block away from the India Street Pier.

Thought of the day: if the leaders of our community want to attract tourists, perhaps they should crackdown on speculators/developers who do not maintain their properties, illegally occupy the sidewalk and/or street with their “accoutrements”*, etc.? Is it just me or are our electeds sort of missing the forest for the trees here?

*This a nice way of saying shit.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Hatfield & McCoy Action On India

September 20, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Culture War, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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A fellow we’ll call “B” writes:

Not sure if you’ll find this interesting. A younger citizen on our block (Manhattan + McGuinness) has angered an older citizen with his scooter-based junk pile / roving artwork.

The back and forth is hard to read in the photo. It reads, “This is not a bike rack. You are not a resident at this building. Any damage to your bike is at your own risk.”

Response: “Of course. This is a public space, meaning a space for the public. So I am not sure what the problem is. Anyone who would do damage, I feel really bad for and sincerely hope they can eventually be in the present moment + make peace with their demons.”

Enjoy.

My prognostication: this is not going to end well.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: India Street

September 14, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

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Taken September 14, 2013.

New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: Greenpoint Selections…

Huron Street

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India Street

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Java Street

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(All taken August 21, 2013.)

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