Missing At/Near McCarren Park…

a female husky with blue eyes.

Whenever I see fliers like these it breaks my heart. If anyone reading this post has seen this lass or knows of her whereabouts, please contact her family at the above-listed telephone number. She is very missed!

New York Shitty Day Ender: McCarren Park

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Taken by Miss Mousey Brown.

Spotted At McCarren Park…

a fellow armed with a metal detector in search of hidden treasure! Special thanks go to Citizen Christine for this find.

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Saturday At The Park

Stefano Giovannini, who took the above photograph yesterday afternoon, writes:

someone should do something about this… these are the porta potties near the track at McCarren Park. i could not believe. i’d rather pee in the bushes

And, as he later noticed, one parks patron elected to do just that…

This is inexcusable folks. Really.

P.S.: While I am on the subject of north Brooklyn’s crappers it is with sincere displeasure that I note that the Jamie Campiz Playground “ladybug”(which some of you might recall is part of my “No Toilet Left Behind Project”)  isn’t faring very well…

Upon closer examination I noticed the hinge is not broken.

Rather the nut had come loose and instead of, say, simply placing it back it was thrown away.

To be continued…

Greenburg Photo Du Jour: McCarren Park

Taken June 3, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Ender: McCarren Park

Taken June 3, 2012.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Gone!

Not only is the grammatically incorrect, rather hideous and indisputably illegal sign at Jerzy Popieluszko Square gone, but our Parks Department has dispensed with the old garbage cans in lieu of stronger bright green ones!

Hooray!

Now if we could get rid of the “No Smoking” signs someone has seen fit to affix to the trees with thumb tacks we’ll be all aces!

Observation: trees— not unlike the humans who love them— tend to fare better when they do not have sharp objects inserted into them.

Live From Lake McCarren: Ducks!

New York Shitty analysis:

Hey, at least someone is enjoying today’s torrential rainfall and McCarren Park’s chronic drainage problems!

Quack!

Now At Jerzy Popieluszko Square: No Vulgarians Allowed

During my peregrinations today I happened upon this rather noticeable* and clearly not Parks Department issue bit of signage at Jerzy Popieluszko Square. Having some working knowledge of Polish (Okay: I know “nie” means “no”. As for “walgaryzuj”, well, I have a very strong suspicion as to what that means!) I inferred this sign is prohibiting something. But what? To this end I inquired of a Polish friend of mine what gives. Without further ado, here it is:

Respect this place
Be civil
Do not litter
Do not drink (NOTE: no specific beverage is indicated)
Do not be vulgar

My interpreter went on to add that the Polish pressed into service is rather unusual. E.g.; this copy was probably drafted in English and translated into Polish (as opposed to using conventional, conversational Polish as spoken in Poland). In any case, mind your manners fellow Garden Spotters… (WARNING/CAVEAT: the following clip contains “language” so do not listen to it at work unless you want a visit from the H.R. Department.)

or else!

In the interest of fair and balanced reporting (and for my friends in Great Britain) you can (READ: should) watch Archie’s retort by clicking here.

*READ: hideous

LAST GASP: And Then There Were Two!

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Sure, I said I was going to wrap-up the blog early today but this is big news! The new port-o-let has arrived at McCarren Park! Hallelujah!

Photo Credits: Special thanks go to Miss Mousey Brown for dumping this in my photo pool!

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