From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Call For New Members!

October 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of the folks at our very own public library! Here’s the 411 per their press release:

CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS

Friends of Greenpoint Library Meeting
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
at Greenpoint Branch Public Library
107 Norman Avenue, at Leonard St.
Brooklyn NY

Free!

Friends of Greenpoint Library

Who We Are: Friends of Greenpoint Library began in 2008 as a group of neighborhood volunteers who wanted to create a voice for the local library, and to advocate for literacy in the community. From these humble beginnings, the group started their own branch Friends group and has expanded out to community members and become the most active Friends group in the Brooklyn Public Library system. We are deeply committed to improving the quality of life in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and firmly believe that libraries and literacy are central to the civic life of our neighborhood community.

Event Details: The Friends of Greenpoint Library are looking for new members. We are a volunteer run, library advocacy group, and are active in the neighborhood. Our central goals are to:

Raise their community’s awareness and enthusiasm about the local library

Promote the local library’s resources and programs in the neighborhood

Keep local officials aware of the library’s importance to the communities they represent

Raise funds to enhance neighborhood library service.

Friends do everything from letter writing and making legislative visits to sponsoring library events; from planting gardens to organizing bake, craft and toy sales to musical performances for both children and adults. Just a little of your time can make a big difference for our community!

Those of you who are interested in joining this wonderful effort— or simply want more information— can contact the folks behind this endeavor via email at thefriendsofgreenpointlibrary (at) gmail (dot) com or check out their Facebook page!

Friends of Greenpoint Library Meeting
Wednesday, November 2, 2011; 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Greenpoint Public Library
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Another Hit & Run On McGuinness Boulevard?

October 5, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s the word I received during this evening’s Community Board meeting (footage from which will be posted here soon— so check back). I have no word on whether the man struck was a pedestrian or bicyclist. At this time all I know is an accident came to pass this evening at around 6:45 p.m., a man was hit at the intersection of Norman Avenue; and taken away in an ambulance. If/when I get more details about this horrible (and I suspect: preventable) turn of events I will post them here. Otherwise, if anyone has the 411 on what happened please share via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Thanks— and stay safe, folks!

UPDATE, 11:25 p.m.: Here’s the 411 from the head of the 94th Precinct himself, Deputy Inspector Hurson!

I noticed you mentioned a pedestrian accident tonight on McGuinness, at this time we don’t know what happened. A man was found bleeding from the head on the corner of Norman and McGuiness. We are waiting to interview him at the hospital. Although we recognized him as one of the local drunks…

TODAY: …we now believe the victim from yesterday fell and injured his head.

Another tipster (who wishes to remain anonymous) writes:

hey heather – not sure my email of details will change much, but I was walking home from the train at about 6:30/45 and saw the man lying on the ground, so I called 911. then I scurried home and back to be sure they got him in an ambulance. I didn’t see a car hit him, but he was on the sidewalk on his back on the northwest corner of norman and mcguinness with his hands sort of stuck up in the air like he thought something was gonna strike him or he was dizzy. I thought he was one of the local drunks, but I also thought he might be somebody’s dad so I called 911 to be sure he would get some help. hope to read that he’s ok! would prefer to remain anonymous if you were to publish any of this. thanks

So there have you.

New York Shitty Day Starter: A Norman Avenue PSA

September 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken September 29, 2011.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Norman Avenue

September 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken September 28, 2011.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Horns

From Norman Avenue.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Olive

September 21, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Norman Avenue.

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Rats

September 3, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Well, not really— but I have seen a serious proliferation of these fliers in the neighborhood recently. This suggests there is a problem. I have not seen ’em here— but perhaps, gentle readers, you have? If so, please send me your rat spottings, rat travails or, best of all; the 411 as to why this campaign has been initiated in the first place via comments or email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Your identity will remain anonymous if you so desire.

Thanks!

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Caution

September 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

NOTE: This corner of Dobbin Street and Norman Avenue already had a problem. It would appear Irene did not help matters. How the foodstuffs factor into this is anyone’s guess.

New York Shitty Day Starter: F&M Laundromat

August 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Norman Avenue.

The Word On The Street: Special Polish Edition

From Norman Avenue.

Miss Heather

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