Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Whiskers

August 8, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Norman Avenue.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: From Manhattan Avenue With Love

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

Taken July 3, 2011.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: The Conversation

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

Given all the talk about truck traffic and the diversion of vehicular traffic from Nassau Avenue to Norman Avenue at this week’s Transportation Committee meeting you can imagine, gentle readers, how fascinating I found the above bit of gridlock (as spied at approximately 1:00 this afternoon). As you can see there are two truck on Norman Avenue (which, it should be noted, is to be used for making deliveries only). They are not making deliveries. Rather, their drivers are having a conversation. One which they (finally) decided to terminate once a motorist on Newel Street resumed her salvo of honking.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Juhas Deli

April 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Neighborhood store

Taken by diana gee.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Bye, Bye Beamer

The above images were shot by Jay Lombard, who writes:

I was driving on mcguinness when I spotted the tow truck with NYPD escort. Our little wayward Beamer buddy from NH got dragged out of Greenpoint in grand fashion! Thanks for calling attention to this hunk o’ junk.

I have a confession to make: I feel a certain sense of loss. I mean, I am happy to see this eyesore being towed but I did find the detritus it was attracting downright fascinating from an anthropological stand-point. My conclusions are as follows:

  1. Someone in the surrounding environs really likes bananas.
  2. Someone in the surrounding environs keeps a bag of cat shit handy for such occasions. Or at least this is what I am envisioning/hoping: a Garden Spot Johnny Appleseed of sorts, if you will. But instead of marking his territory with fruit-bearing horticulture he his medium/message of choice is cat shit.

UPDATE, 4:45 p.m.: I just got off the phone with D.I. Hurson of the 94th Precinct. He gave me the skinny on what happened. VERY simply put, the plates placed on this car did not match the registration sticker on the dashboard. Apparently this is a fairly commonplace practice when someone wants to avoid registering cars in our fair state. Anyway, New York State tags and registration are easy to cross-reference at a glance because they will have matching numbers. In this case they had to do some cross-referencing in order to deduce this vehicle was (in all probability) abandoned. So there you go!

Miss Heather

P.S.: For what it is worth, the Banker Street comfy chair is still with us.

Someone has even gone to the trouble to move it so as to conceal the objectionable “language”. Nice.

 

McGuinness Boulevard Feral BMW Watch: 96 Hours Later

April 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Justice 

No more tickets have been issued— but we have two new banana peels!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: 48 Hours Later

April 12, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Now we’re up to two tickets and an annotation!

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Smiles

April 12, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Norman Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photos du Jour: McGuinness Boulevard

After getting word form my buddy Jay that a beleaguered Beamer was being used as a trash receptacle on the Champs-Élysées of our fair burgh I simply had to see (and smell) this spectacle for myself. I am pleased to report I was not disappointed!

As you can see it has received a few “additions”.

The presence of food matter, vomitus and/or effluvia was noted.

A solitary carrot has found its way into the mix.

Here’s a close up of the cat shit.

And last— but hardly least— a parking ticket. What will tomorrow hold, you ask? That remains to be seen. But I suspect our fellow Greenpointers will not disappoint!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part I: Street Justice On McGuinness Boulevard?

The above item comes courtesy of Jay Lombard, who writes:

You should check out this car on McG near Norman. Parked next to PS 34 for weeks (wish I had taken a photo from late Feb for comparison). It has the usual dirt and grime from being parked on the Boulevard for an extended period PLUS our neighbors have seen fit to adorn it with:
1) contents of litter box. Note the clump factor
2) shriveled banana peel
3) remnants of at least two notes requesting removal. Possibly by the principal of the adjacent school?

Besides occupying a prime parking spot in a neighborhood where parking is scarce this vehicle prevents the street from being cleaned (Sweeper operators have left a noticeable trail from repeatedly swerving around it), is an eyesore and, now, is beginning to stink. I’ve placed a call to 311 to report an abandoned car with NH plates. How long until it gets removed and what other items pile on top of it while it sits there are anyone’s guess.

WOW. Methinks I will have to pay this al fresco litter box a visit!

Miss Heather

 

  • NYS Flickr Pool

    Commodore Barry ParkSohoSailors Snug Harbor - Staten IslandRed HookWinter Fall (The Rose)Meatpacking DistrictDowntownSoHo
  • Ads