The Word On The Street: A Nassau Avenue Call To Action

Taken October 12, 2012.

The Word On The Street, Part III: Nassau Avenue

Taken August 23, 2012.

Coming To Nassau Avenue (Sort Of): Annual Block Party

August 22, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s right folks: per this flyer this upcoming Saturday, August 25th, the Nassau Avenue Block Association along with our City Councilman, Steve Levin*, will be hosting their annual block party on Morgan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Driggs Avenue. Note the small text: any/all motorists must move their cars by 9:00 a.m.— so plan accordingly!

*Who gets big props for clarifying the location of this event. Thanks!

The Word On The Street, Part I: The Brown Word

Frost Street

Nassau Avenue

South 4 Street

New York Shitty Day Ender: Urban Artifacts

Nassau Avenue

First go the Dr. Schols.

Berry Street

The pants shortly follow. Note the super-sized styrofoam cup with vestiges of some kind of alcoholic concoction at top. You know how the adage goes, ladies:

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker!

CASE IN POINT: it looks like this leopard lost her spots!

South 4 Street

“Customer Receipt.”

(All photos taken August 13, 2012.)

The Word On The Street, Part I: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

August 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Nassau Avenue.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Koi

June 28, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

This bit of much needed tranquility hails from Nassau Avenue which, as many of you are all too aware, is experiencing a great deal of upheaval lately due to construction. Yours truly got a taste of it yesterday at the intersection of Russell Street and Nassau Avenue. This is where a motorist, apparently unaware of the stop sign and a fellow directing traffic decided to proceed through the intersection and damned near hit yours truly in the process. The traffic monitor had this to say about this fellow’s intransigence:

Fucking idiot!

To wit, I clarified:

I beg to differ. Methinks fucking asshole is more apropos.

I look at it this way: having to reside or operate a business in the midst of this mayhem is bad. Having to preside over it— especially in 90+ degree weather— is probably worse. This post is for you, Mr. Traffic Monitor.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Caption This

June 27, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As my professors in art school often said:

Context is everything.

And by all appearances this concept appears to have been lost on this fan of our current Community Board 1 chair and aspiring 50th Assembly District Leader, Chris Olechowski. Or perhaps he (she?) has a sense dark sense of humor? Only he knows for certain. In any case, this Nassau Avenue business owner could have at least placed Mr. Olechowski’s visage in front of premium, two-ply asswipes. Standards, people!

P.S.: I have decided a prize is in order for anyone who sees fit to give this image a snappy caption. See “comments” for details.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Water Shut Off Notice

May 15, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Those of you who live on Nassau Avenue will undoubtedly find this notice of interest. Tomorrow, May 16th, starting at 8:00 a.m. water will be turned on Nassau Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and Newell Street. Prepare accordingly!

MONDAY: Transportation Committee Meeting Regarding The Nassau Avenue Reconstruction Project

April 19, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As promised (and organized by the fabulous co-chair of Community Board 1’s Transportation Committee, Karen Nieves, with BIG help from City Councilman Steve Levin and Assemblyman Joe Lentol), here it is!

Nassau Avenue Reconstruction Community Meeting
Monday, April 23, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
129 Russell Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

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