The Word On The Street: Season’s Greetings From Second Avenue

Second Avenue at East 5 Street nys

As spotted today just around the corner from the premises of the 9th Precinct. Closing on a related note…

  • Free Williamsburg has seen fit to publish a handy map of the establishments in Williamsburg which will be participating in this year’s SantaCon event. One establishment offers mechanical bull rides. Drunk Santa Testosteronathon + mechanical bull rides = culling the herd.
  • E.V. Grieve has excellent coverage regarding the “back and forth” between a number of elected officials and Norman Seigel, SantaCon’s hired attorney. I encourage any/all north Brooklyn residents to give it a read as I for one found the coalition of elected officials who saw fit to sign this letter almost as interesting as the ones who did not. Inasmuch as I can tell (and by all means correct me if I am wrong), the only signee who represents north Brooklyn (READ: Greenpoint/Williamsburg) is Daniel Squadron. This of course begs a number of questions. It should be noted the Brooklyn Borough President’s name is not to be found either. Not that I find this surprising, mind you. I don’t.

New York Shitty Photo/Video Du Jour: Season’s Greetings From Queens

December 8, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Queens, WTF 

Manicure Santa Cropped nys

Manicure Santa

Meet “Manicurist Santa”. As you can see he is busy plying his trade on a ring-wearing, disembodied hand with talon-like nails. This is without argument one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen. Ever.

Closing on a related note (of Santa and the stuff of nightmares), looks like Santacon will be kicking off at McCarren Park┬áthis upcoming Saturday. I wonder how much the Parks Department and/or Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn (one cannot really separate the two) got in exchange for green-lighting this shitshow? In any case, I find it darkly amusing that a town hall meeting regarding quality of life issues, crime and our public parks has scarcely come to pass and this somehow passed muster. I suppose when money is on the table, one’s attitude becomes more “flexible” about such things. Ho! Ho! Ho!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Don’t Shoot

December 14, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by John Fullard.

Taken by Diane Greene Lent.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Santacon!

This one’s for you, EVGrieve and Jeremiah!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Special Post-Santacon Edition

December 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: 10003, East Village, East Village Manhattan, Urban Artifact 

you're a mean one, mr. grinch

Taken by kiminniyc.

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Santa Invasion at McCarren Park!

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Tony (who sent me the above photographs) writes:

Hopefully some NYS readers will send you better pix from the Santa chaos in our hood this morning.

Indeed. Anyone know what this is (was?) about? If so, please share via the comments. I’m dying to know!

Miss Heather

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