This item blends three items of interest: public school, community boards and, well, cockroaches. It comes from an email posted to the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association list and concerns the auditorium at PS 32 in Carroll Gardens, which is often the site of Community Board 6 and other neighborhood meetings. Here’s what it says in […]
Entries from August 2008
August 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments
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August 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Disconnected in Brooklyn: Hottie at Spumoni Gardens
This is the first time we’ve eve had a Missed Connection from Spumoni Gardens, the pizza place and Italian Restaurant on 86th Street in Bensonhurst, and as such is very exciting: Hottie at Spumoni garden 12:00 noon / Black mercedes / married? – m4w – 42 (Spumoni Garden Brooklyn) I must say you are the […]
August 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on GL Sunday TV: Labor Day West Indian Carnival
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August 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on 8th Annual Coney Film Festival Coming Up
The 8th Annual Coney Island Film Festival is almost upon us and the films that will be shown have been announced. The Fest takes place from September 26-28 at Sideshows by the Seashore and at the Coney Island Museum. The list of films has been posted here and there will be more info at the […]
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August 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Fun Vid: Unconventionally Yours in Minneapolis
We had the first part of the Unconventionally Yours convention episodes with Brooklyn resident (and GL friend Trace Crutchfield) yesterday morning. Here’s the second one, about Minneapolis, where the GOP will gather. Happy viewing.
August 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Brooklyn Flora: What’s the Story, Morning Glory?
[Photo courtesy of vaduzuvunt/GL Flickr Pool] This is a Brooklyn morning glory captured at an undisclosed location by frequent GL Flickr Pool contributor Vaduzuvunt.
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August 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Street Couch Series: Franklin Street Leather
We came across this specimen on Franklin Street in Greenpoint where it waited behind bars for its eventual disposal. There was also something written on it about trouble, but we don’t think it had anything to do with bedbugs.
August 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on In the Pool: Union Street
[Photo courtesy of mikebny/GL Flickr Pool] This is beautiful Union Street in Gowanus and the view toward Park Slope. The image comes from mikebny through our GL Flickr Pool. Do consider jumping in an joining if you haven’t.
August 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Sunny & Pleasant
Outside the Brooklyn Weather Observatory, it’s shaping up to be a nice one on this Labor Day Weekend Sunday. The forecast says it will be “less humid and pleasant with a full day of sunshine.” The high will be 85. Tonight will be clear with a low of 64.–Accuweather
August 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Yesterday our friends at Brownstoner ran a post about people busted for drinking on their own stoop in the Slope after Barack Obama’s acceptance speech on Thursday night. The boozers got a $25 ticket for their post-Obama Stoop Party. That emails said, in party: My husband was IMing and having a beer last night on […]
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August 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Adoptable Cutie of the Week: Teddy
This week’s pet is from the wonderful Sean Casey Animal Rescue shelter in Kensington. They do wonderful work and have an abundance of great animals that need loving homes: If your heart doesn’t melt when you look at Teddy’s picture, well, we don’t know what to say. Teddy is a Labrador/German Sheppard mix and cute […]
August 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Eye on the Street: Gas Mask
This gas mask stencil comes to us from N. 8 Street in Williamsburg and does manage to make a bit of a statement.
August 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Interesting Vid: Al Jazeera Looks @ Coney Waterboarding Attraction
Earlier, we had our own vid showing the waterboarding attraction at Coney Island that almost instantly drew a lot of attention. Here is a report from Al Jazeera that really consists mostly of its creator speaking. We found this originally on Kinetic Carnival.
August 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Street Couch Series: Coffey Street Sofa with Rug
[Photo courtesy of vaduzuvunt/GL Flickr Pool] In terms of both composition and content, this pic of a sofa that comes along with a dirty rug, in Red Hook works perfectly. It was captured on Coffey Street off Van Brunt. It rocks.
August 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments
This vid is a little off-topic for us in that it doesn’t deal with Brooklyn, but it does feature a Brooklyn resident, our friend Trace Crutchfield, who can be a very funny man. Check out Unconventionally Yours in Denver. If you can’t veer a bit off the beaten path on Labor Day Weekend, when can […]
August 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment
[Photo courtesy of June Carter Cash Peep/GL Flickr Pool] We’ve had photos of these sunflowers on Union Street near the Gowanus Canal before, but they are endlessly fascinating to us. We like the angle in this pic.
August 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on GL Photo Du Jour: Tricky Dick, ATM, Chair, Sneakers
[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] This photo has all the visual elements of scenic excellence. There is a Richard Nixon poster from Obey, an ATM, a chair and sneakers, all from Williamsburg. Mainly, however, it’s a very good Tricky Dick.
August 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Closing Friday Photo: Happy Labor Day Weekend
This is Beer Island. The red truck serves BBQ. They are in Coney Island. Like many things there, it makes us smile. We are sad that the official summer season is coming to a close (where did it go?), but Happy Labor Day Weekend!
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August 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments
We’re not clear on the artist here, although we probably should no. The face is on a wall on N. 6 Street in Williamsburg where a lot of art has come and gone over the years.
August 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fun Vid: McCarren Pool Time Lapse
Here’s a fun time lapse just posted to the YouTube of the stage at McCarren Pool being put together. The whole thing.
August 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Williamsburg ATM Advantage: More to Read
We’ve seen people in some Brooklyn neighborhoods complain that, say, their branch banks look like crap (attention Bank of America. Hint. Hint.). Williamsburg ATMs, as can be seen in this photo of one outside a newly upscaled deli on Metropolitan Avenue near Union, are in a class unto themselves. This one, which has several messages, […]
August 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Upcoming: Labor Day Weekend Skating Parties at Dreamland
There are a couple of skating parties coming up this Labor Day Weekend at the Dreamland Roller Rink in Coney Island. Tonight is a Bollywood Party starting at 7PM: Bombay meets Hollywood kitsch extravaganza! Sway your hips to the Bollywood’s upbeat and catchy musical films! Featuring a few select pieces from performer Cara Yeates’ fascinating […]
August 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Few Details About Sunset Park’s Future
We turn now to Sunset Park, where City Council Member Sara Gonzalez took a walking tour of the park this week with Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel. Per a release from Ms. Gonzalez’s office: The Parks Department officials pointed out the improvements thus far including all new paths, curbs, drains, benches and magnificent plantings all […]
August 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments
It’s hard to know what to make of the future of Snark in the Park, a brand new blog, except to say that it’s going to take a different kind of look at Prospect Park. What do we mean? Well, the first post is about a spot where one can find many un-parklike things, such […]
August 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Here’s a short documentary just posted to the YouTube about a women’s shelter in Fort Greene. (Warning: it starts with a test pattern and a loud tone of about four seconds.)