clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

CurbedWire: Times Trees Get Off the Streets, Newsstands Cause Floods, Sand Pyramids & Stonehenge in Greenpoint

New, 2 comments

MIDTOWN?Great news. Those New York Times trees last seen standing tall on W. 40th Street as the weekend approached, were indeed hoisted into the building's courtyard. They're looking very tree-like in there. [CurbedWire Inbox]

EAST VILLAGE?Here's a nice rant about of those new newsstands going up everywhere that also suggests one of them is being blamed for causing very large puddles. An email into our inbox explains: "So I was out for a walk early this morning and went back down to the E. Village where I used to live, and I was shocked to see the the archetypal NYC newsstand had been replaced by a shiny, metal mausoleum with obnoxious glowing ads. If this wasn't bad enough, there is now a GIANT impassable lake, due to the shoddy cement job done to the pavement when they installed this POS. This sidewalk never flooded like that before, and I lived there for 4 years. Along with being ugly, I wonder if there are flooding problems at the other locations where these soul-less abominations have been installed." [CurbedWire Inbox]

GREENPOINT?Real estate development in this part of North Brooklyn is always interesting, and this email from a reader about "an interesting neighborhood folly" does not disappoint: "I live across from the construction site (Shamas Contracting) at Meserole Avenue between Leonard and Eckford Streets. For months, it's been a "local drama" with a mystery dumpster left there for weeks, filling up with illegal trash, from bags to French doors. The dumpster finally left after it overflowed, and now the construction crew is working in earnest on a cinderblock structure that is one story high right now, and climbing." Also, there is a "sand pyramid" on Meserole Ave. and there was an earlier one that "was circled for days by cinderblocks in what looked like a Stonehenge." Always interesting in that part of Brooklyn. [CurbedWire Inbox]