Spotted At 120 South 4 Street: Work

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF 

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As my previously blogged bit of zen courtesy of 646 Manhattan Avenue would suggest, today was filled with many an interesting discovery! This was certainly the case when I walked by 120 South 4 Street and saw men at work. More specifically, they were installing windows. I found this interesting for a number of reasons. Foremost among them:

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this property has a standing Stop Work Order on it. Not that the owners of this property seemed to be terribly troubled about this technicality, mind you. Why should they be? They have amassed a litany of unpaid ECB fines and no real, substantive action has been taken.

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Anyone care to do the math?

UPDATE, March 3, 2013:

It would appear that the Department of Building’s Emergency Response Team paid this site a visit the next day!

BUSTED!

Naturally I had to bring this to my Community Board’s attention:

Email to Community Board 1

Update, March 4, 2013: Not only did I get a response from Community Board 1, but apparently they have received other complaints as well. They’re on it!

P.S.: Last October a man was found stabbed to death in this building. You can read about this gruesome and sad turn of events here. Be sure to take a moment to look through all the photos.

Four months later

In so doing, gentle readers, you’ll quickly ascertain that 120 South 4 Street has acquired quite a few new windows in the last four months.

P.S.#2: Here is something that might be illuminating regarding what constitutes a HAZMAT site.

Southside Photo Du Jour: Urban Artifact

February 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From South 5 Street.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Urban Flora

February 7, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken February 6, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part III: South 2nd Street

February 6, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Not only is the Assman is in town, but he appears to be plying his trade on the Southside! (Taken February 6, 2013.)

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Berry Street

February 6, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken February 6, 2013.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Smile!

January 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From South 6 Street.

The Word On The Street, Part II: A South 6 Street PSA

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Taken January 30, 2013.

Southside Photo Du Jour: Blue Suede Shoes

January 30, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Bedford Avenue.

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: French Provincial

January 2, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From South 1 Street.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Inside The Domino Sugar Factory

December 8, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

A fellow named Max writes (in an email entitled “some very shitty content for you”):

I made my way into the neighboring Domino Sugar Factory the other day, and bring you this video…

Actually this video is not shitty at all. In fact I’d say this it is pretty darned cool. Give it a watch and make your own call!

Domino Sugar Rush – exploring Williamsburg’s sweetest decay from 2e. on Vimeo.

In October of this year Two Trees Management Co. successfully purchased the iconic sugar factory for $185 million. Get an inside look at one of the most fascinating places in Brooklyn before its gutted, polished up and dwarfed by 40-story glass towers on all sides.

Tunes by Ratatat – Nostrand

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