Film Crew Polluters, Pulaski Lane Shift, Blocked Messages, The Noise Police, Sweet Buns — The Hook-Up (11/4)

Artwork by Tamara Garvey

 

Just when you thought film crews on our streets couldn’t get any more annoying, the producers of “The Knick” decided to dump all of their waste into the sewers on Milton Street after filming a storm. Well they got an unintended stormy scene from the Milton Street Block Association who were justifiably upset by this illegal action. Dear Steven Soderbergh, we are especially sensitive about illegal dumping in our neighborhood!

Walking over the Pulaski Bridge will get a lot safer next year when a new bike lane will replace a lane currently being used by speeding drivers. In the short term, this may actually lead to more accidents for bicyclists, but let’s hope it works itself out. (Daily News)

As most of you probably know, Banksy spent the past month putting up his legendary street art throughout NYC. Some people love it, some people hate it and others just don’t understand, but every property owner in NYC  who got their building painted by the famous artist cashed in on the new addition except one guy in Greenpoint. (Gothamist)

In addition to not enjoying free famous street art, some Debbie Downers in our neighborhood made a big deal about silencing our friends at Adelina’s “quietest DJ night in Brooklyn” because absolute silence is what you should expect when you move into an apartment above a restaurant on Greenpoint Avenue.

In local foodie news, move over Cronut lovers, this article from Brooklyn Based about made to order cinnamon buns from Greenpoint’s River Styx looks amazing and I want one of these right now!

And finally, in developer news, have you seen this Leonard Street church that got transformed into expensive condos? Regardless of what you think about the changing neighborhood, can you at least admit that the restoration from drab vinyl siding to beautiful bricks at least brightens up the block? (Daily News)

About Tony L

Back in the late 1990's, Greenpoint was the first New York City neighborhood that I aimlessly walked through and I immediately fell in love with it. I've lived in Greenpoint now for over a decade and I still love it for both its new additions and older, timeless qualities.

3 Comments

  1. Sherry says:

    There is so much wrong with this article that I’ve come out of hiding (because I’m unwanted for my negativity, i.e., telling it like it is):

    1) Walking over the Pulaski Bridge will get a lot safer next year when a new bike lane will replace a lane currently being used by speeding drivers. In the short term, this may actually lead to more accidents for bicyclists, but let’s hope it works itself out. (Daily News)

    ^”Walking…will get a lot safer” but “may actually lead to more accidents for bicyclists.” Please show where the Daily News — or anywhere else — says a protected bike lane on the Pulaski could lead to more accidents. Also, as a daily Pulaski Bridge walker, it’s not a necessarily unsafe walkway — but there can definitely be more room. You know what makes the Pulaski unsafe? Truck drivers that don’t know how to get on the bridge.

    2) As most of you probably know, Banksy spent the past month putting up his legendary street art throughout NYC. Some people love it, some people hate it and others just don’t understand, but every property owner in NYC who got their building painted by the famous artist cashed in on the new addition except one guy in Greenpoint. (Gothamist)

    ^Property owners are allowed to paint their property and cover up graffiti. You know who’s not allowed to paint property they don’t own? Graffiti artists. Kudos for the owner who had the chutzpah to destroy the piece. (And how would one go selling paint from brick? It’s not as easy as taking off a door, re: article you linked to.)

    3) In addition to not enjoying free famous street art, some Debbie Downers in our neighborhood made a big deal about silencing our friends at Adelina’s “quietest DJ night in Brooklyn” because absolute silence is what you should expect when you move into an apartment above a restaurant on Greenpoint Avenue.

    ^Restaurants don’t have DJs. Clubs and bars have DJs, and restaurants have no business turning into clubs — especially on Tuesday (work) nights. Even if it’s the “quietest” of records, the bass can still vibrate and disrupt people on other floors. Toby deserves praise for being proactive and investing in soundproofing. He sounds like the only adult interviewed for the article.

    4) And finally, in developer news, have you seen this Leonard Street church that got transformed into expensive condos? Regardless of what you think about the changing neighborhood, can you at least admit that the restoration from drab vinyl siding to beautiful bricks at least brightens up the block? (Daily News)

    ^You want “beautiful bricks”? Can’t surpass the Mathews flats in Ridgewood.

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  2. Tony L says:

    Sherry, you can take over writing the Hook-Up when ever you want. We’ve offered you the position already. The time and energy you put into our comments section could be used to produce something entertaining and useful.

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    • Jen G says:

      Tony! Sherry is banned… just don’t approve her comments. Like my Mom says, “if you don’t have anything nice to say – don’t say anything at all.” If Sherry wants to play nice then she can be part of the blog – even contribute – which we have asked her to do. Otherwise – all the negativity is just a waste of everyone’s energy. Sorry Sherry – no one wants to hear bitching and complaining ALL THE TIME! Even if you’re “right” – it’s just annoying.

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