Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Java Street Pop-up Park

August 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

birds

 

Everything is a lie nys

(Translation: “everything is a lie”)

A greenpoint miracle nys

And now, some good news: this afternoon, August 26th 2014, I bore witness to an actual fence being installed on the premises. Happy days!

East River Picnic table nys

Now if someone would fish the picnic table cum u-boat out of the East River we’ll be all aces!

birdsanduboat2

birds and uboat

AS you can see, the local wildlife do not seem to find it terribly compelling…

Greenpoint Feral Furniture Watch: On The Waterfront

Rug

Sofa Sleeper

Table

India Street looking west

SOFT CUSHIONS

Those of you who are following such things (and you know who you are) should be advised there is a bounty of feral furniture out there simply waiting for a new home— maybe yours? NOTE/CAVEAT: Supply is seemingly endless and yours truly assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any “value-added” these items may harbor.

Urban Fur: Furban Jungle

June 3, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Furban Jungle 600

Taken June 3, 2014.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: On The Waterfront

December 5, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Hanging Out

Welcome To Greenpoint

Still There

Park Bench With Seaweed and Algae

END

Today while running errands I opted to take the “scenic route” home. I decided to enjoy access to our waterfront! As you can see, I was not alone. Not surprisingly, the park bench— or would that be former park bench— is still in the East River. That has been its location for almost two months. Can I honestly say I am surprised by this? No— but it did get me to thinking. I have reached the conclusion I am looking at this all wrong. This is not an eyesore, it is an opportunity to give a nod to our community’s industrial heritage!

Monitor Launch Site Vs Aquatic Park Bench

This pop-up park is located within eye shot of the USS Monitor’s launch site (as indicated by the top most arrow).

READY FOR ACTION

I propose a metal worker (or two) be hired to retrofit this piece of seating with some armor and a turret. Lo, instant public art! Is anyone with me on this?

Photo Credits: “Ready For Action” comes courtesy of LiveScience.com. They have a nifty array of Monitor photos old and new. Check ’em out!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Down Periscope!*

November 17, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Down Periscope

Taken November 17, 2013.

*Props go out to Pa Heather for the title!

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Java Street Pop-Up Park

November 3, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

Geese

geese and barbed wire

Ever had one of those moments when a something— let’s say gut instinct— tells you:

Something has changed here.

Well, I had one such moment today while visiting the Java Street Pop-Up Park.

Java Street Pop-Up Park November 3 2013

No gentle readers, I am not making reference to the fence which has found its way into the East River. That came to my attention on October 8th. No, this is something else.

Something Is Missing

There used to be something here as I recall. A park bench, perhaps?

Park Bench

Why yes, that’s what was there!!! I wonder where it went?

Park Bench Taking A Dip

Oh, I see it has joined its friend the fence for a dip in the East River.

Man Overboard

Impressive. But of course, I doubt this would have been possible had the fence been repaired in a timely fashion. But it wasn’t—- so now we have this vision to greet visitors disembarking from the East River Ferry. I am certain it will work wonders for our burgeoning tourism industry.

gooseandfencecrop

I imagine it is only a matter of time before a goose gets hurt on the barbed wire on said fence. For all I know this may have happened already. It’s not like they have the ability to call 911…

Spotted At Java Street Pop-Up Park

October 8, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

Java Street Pop Up ParkNYS

As captured today, October 8th, 2013. Can someone please explain to me exactly what happened here? Anyone? In any case, it does not exactly give a stellar impression of my community to the manifold number of tourists who patronize the East River Ferry (whose pier can be seen in the background).

New York Shitty Day Starter: Waterfront Feral Furniture Watch

The Java Street “Pop-Up Park” non-materialistic sofa is still there…

albeit with some additional “wear and tear”.

In all seriousness, folks: this “park” (to my understanding) was funded by $15,000 generously donated by our Borough President. He entrusted OSA, Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn, with these funds to (ostensibly) create a park in partnership with the owner of the property.

This is what we got. And to think some of my neighbors are actually surprised— much less outraged— that McCarren Park is not getting an ice rink this winter? Really?

 

New York Shitty Day Ender: On The Waterfront

September 11, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken September 11, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Clean!

On a lark today I decided to see how Java Street’s feral furniture fest (READ: illegal dumping) was progressing. You can imagine my shock and subsequent delight when I beheld this. Not only is everything spic and span (all things being relative), but the much-beleaguered trash receptacle has been divested of its contents.

What a difference a visit from the Department of Sanitation makes!

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