New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: BIGBUX

November 24, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Feral Furniture, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Bottle and Japanese Cucumber

New York Shitty analysis:

    • One empty fifth of vodka (educated guess): check
    • One shrink-wrapped Japanese cucumber: check
    • I’d say someone had one hell of a Saturday night…

but could we honestly expect anything less from “BIGBUX”?

P.S.: To my knowledge this piece of feral furniture has graced this sidewalk for at least 55 days.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Calavera

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As spotted on this lovely afternoon on Metropolitan Avenue. Closing on a somewhat related note (this of course being Day of the Dead), Williamsburg’s very own Huitzilli will be offering free sugar skull workshops October 26th!

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Spaces are limited so it is probably best to RSVP sooner as opposed to later. Check it out!

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Metropolitan Avenue

October 8, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken October 8, 2013.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Metropolitan Avenue

October 4, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken September 30, 2013.

The Word On The Street: Metropolitan Avenue

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Taken September 21, 2013.

Real Men Love Cats: Meet Mario

kentaveJust over a month ago I posted an item noting the destruction, rendered with extreme prejudice, of the feral cat condo complex on Metropolitan Avenue (as seen at left). Those of you who are not in the know can see the aftermath for yourselves by clicking here.realmenlovecats

I have frequently wondered exactly what happened. Well, as it would happen I recently met the fellow who oversees this colony. He calls himself Super Mario and he had quite a tail tale to tell. You see, Mario tends a number of feral colonies hereabouts. He has done so for a long time and feeds no less than 76 cats (!) daily. Despite his slightly intimidating physical presence one can clearly see Mario loves the critters under his care. And anyone who loves cats, well, is a friend of mine.

Hence why I am writing this post.

Mario has names for all the kitties under his care. Without argument the “queen” of the colony is a lass named Spotty.

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Her “boyfriend”, as Mario explained to me, is this formidable fellow whose name I do not recall.

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Mario told me he is, at seven years of age, among the older inhabitants of this pride. As such he generally stays close to “home” and spends his golden years lounging in the sun and napping.

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After I took the above photo a chap sporting a black and white tuxedo coat slipped by. He had neither the time nor the desire for my photo-taking. He was hungry! Mario explained to me his “girlfriend” seems to have gone missing. However, he was sporting some scratches on his paw (which Mario is tending), so this might be due to feline fisticuffs over her affections. Such is the world of cats.

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When I asked Mario what happened to the colony last month, he explained to me that there is a fellow thereabouts who dislikes cats. So much so, he saw fit to not only render their home into rubbish.

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…but took the added measure of throwing some of it over the fence of an adjacent lot for good measure. What’s more, once the colony was moved onto the premises in question he saw fit to enter and destroy that as well. So now the gate is padlocked. I know what you’re thinking, gentle readers:

Did Mario contact the police?

Answer: yes. As Mario explained to me they explained to him that they could not do anything because (and I quote) “the man is crazy”. That may very well be. However, trespassing and destruction of property do strike me as being criminal acts and therefore a police matter.

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In closing, those of you who happen to reside near this facility please help keep an eye on it. If you see something suspicious, say something! Ultimately it is up to us humans to advocate for the welfare of Spotty and her furry friends. They do not have the ability to blog much less call 311.

P.S.: It should be noted that Mario created a memorial for the feral furkids who died during the demolition of Monster Island. This too was destroyed. Mario has informed me he will be replacing it. I have asked him to contact me when he does.

And Now A Word From Our City Councilman

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In Brooklyn, our parks are our backyards…

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Unless of course you are buddies with Mr. Levin. In which case you can privatize a piece of public space (READ: the sidewalk) on Metropolitan Avenue so as to create your personal front yard/urban oasis with impunity. Note the trellis affixed to the building proper and DEP barrier pressed into service re-purposed as a “gate”. Such trivialities as rules and regulations are for other people…

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Trashed

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The feral cat colony on Metropolitan Avenue (which as some may recall was until fairly recently was located across the street at Monster Island) is no more.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Crocodile Tears

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From Metropolitan Avenue.

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: \There Will Be Blood

July 12, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crosstown Local, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Shit just got serious.

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