Greenpoint Photos du Jour: On The Waterfront

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

Here are your benches, Greenpoint!

Go to the end of Java Street at look at ’em for yourself.

A lass named Sherry opines:

The “park” was open during Nuit Blanche a few weeks ago…Was the only time I’ve ever seen the “park” — in quotes since it’s so dismal — open.

Your tax dollars at work, folks!

UPDATE, October 20, 2011: I got the 411 on this situation from an anonymous tipster!

First, this is not a city park – it’s a pop up park allowed by the owner of the property and partially funded by OSA. So, no tax dollars at work.  HOWEVER, the reason it isn’t open, is because neither the Parks Dept nor OSA have anyone or are willing to delegate anyone to go over there every day and unlock it…

So there have you: public property (benches, as funded by our tax dollars) is locked up on private property and therefore unusable because our Parks Department/open space “advocacy” group cannot get their shit together.

Spotted On McGuinness Boulevard At Huron Street: Mixed Signals

June 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A couple weeks ago the Mister and I were dismayed— and amused— when we noticed a pedestrian crosswalk signal hanging on by a prayer from a light post at the above-mentioned intersection. We forgot to call 311, but no worries; it would appear one of our fellow Greenpointers had the presence of mind to do so because it has since been repaired!

Sort of.

Whoops.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Your Tax Dollars At Work

May 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Christine (who took the above photograph) writes (in an email entitled “more misinformation ferry signs”):

This one is at North 7 street and bedford.  Guess it was too much trouble to put this at North 6 street which would lead cars in both the right direction and right to the pier.

Whoops.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: What Is Wrong With This Picture?

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

Taken May 29, 2011.

Miss Heather

Greenburg Photo du Jour: Subversion

This example of why police barricades should not be abandoned (and I have found many hereabouts after the Five Borough Bike Tour) hails from Kent Avenue.*

Miss Heather

*These guys in East Harlem have re-purposed one in the best manner imaginable— although this comes in a close second!

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