From The New York Shitty Inbox: Sold For Scrap?

Curious to know exactly what this is about, I gave Mr. Madia a ring. Here’s the deal (in layman’s terms):

  • This property is owned by the church and is habitable condition.
  • However, instead of leasing the property the diocese is selling any/all metal fixtures for scrap.
  • Inquiries made by concerned parishioners as to the revenue generated— and where it has been allocated— have been met with silence.

Interesting. While perhaps outside their jurisdiction (and this being as good a reason as any to give it a mention), I advised Mr. Madia and his colleagues to speak up about the matter at the next combined public and board meeting of Community Board 1 which is tomorrow!

Community Board 1 Combined Public Hearing & Board Meeting
June 12, 2012 starting at 6:30 p.m.
NOTE: You MUST sign up to speak by 6:15 p.m.
Swinging 60’s Senior Center
211 Ainslie Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

 

Last Gasp: Found In North Brooklyn

 This lovely lass. My friend at Brooklyn Imbecile writes:

eric, the guy who walks our dog at lunchtime, found an abandoned puppy at mcgolrick park this morning around 8am, no collar, no microchip.

here’s his blog.

Here are the deets from Dog-e-Dog:

This little girl was found (no collar, no microchip) on Richardson & N. Henry this morning. She seems to be a shepherd/mastiff mix about 3 months old. She is not spayed, but very, very sweet. 
If you know whose dog this is or are thinking about adopting, please contact me or Greenpoint Vet (347-529-4345 or gpointvet@gmail.com). Please share this post so we can get her back home.

Done!

I have received word this sweet lass has a temporary place to hang her proverbial hat. (Thanks Julia!)

Let’s find her permanent one!

Photo Credits: Dog-e-Dog.org

 

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Richardson Street

December 23, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken December 22, 2011.

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Urban Abstraction

December 22, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken December 22, 2011.

P.S.: This post is dedicated to the incomparable Brooklyn Imbecile.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Richardson Street

October 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken October 9, 2011.

Reader Contribution du Jour: San Cono

October 9, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

My friend and neighbor, Sam Sanseverino, is the current president of Saint Cono American Society in Brooklyn, New York. Located on Richardson street, aka San Cono Strada, in Williamsburg. The shrine at the late Nancy Capobianco’s home, which includes the hall in back the house, is an enduring, living legacy to love of family and faith. The hall serves as a meeting place for its members to gather and share with each other. Recently one of their projects was to restore the statue of Saint Cono at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

Nancy Capobianco, who passed away this year was a friend of mine that I had the pleasure of knowing for many years. I would come to her house to do her hair when she was no longer able to come see me at my salon. She was a warm, wonderful lady who I miss greatly. The eldest society member is a 91 year old woman named Rose. Some members are as young as their 40’s.

There was a period in the 70’s where membership and participation dwindled. In 1988 the quonset hut hall was erected behind Nancy’s house and it has been an active place for meetings, suppers, and casual gatherings for the community that shares this common bond of a love and reverence for Saint Cono.

One of their next goals is to get the exterior of the hall painted.

History:
Saint Cono, an obscure saint from the hilltown of Teggiano, near Salerno. Legend says that Cono was born with a cone shaped head, a symbol of the Trinity. He wanted to become a monk which was against his mother’s wishes that he marry a nice Italian girl and have some kids. Finally, she relented when she found Cono praying in a burning bread oven, unharmed by the heat and flames.

Emigrants from Teggiano went to Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The small Italian community that still lives in the middle of Hipsterville, USA celebrates Saint Cono as a last remaining thread to Teggiano. Richardson Street between Lorimer and Union has the official second name “San Cono Strada” because his unofficial shrine remains there, in a private residence.

Source: The Feast of Saint Cono
By Danielle Oteri | September 29, 2009 | Stories, The Feasts of Saints

By Miss Mousey Brown.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Richardson Street

September 24, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 24, 2011.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Richardson Street

September 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 9, 2011.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Richardson Street

July 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

DSC01290

Taken by Miss Mousey Brown.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photos du Jour: Ride

June 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Richardson Street.

Miss Heather

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