NOTHING LIKE A SEMI-
YOUR DAY AT THE PARK
FROM MARCY AVENUE
Posted in NYC Parks, Williamsburg
Tagged BENCHES, BQE, fence, green, HIGHWAY, Marcy Avenue, MARCY GREE CENTER, NYC Parks, Parks, SEMI, SEMI-TRUCK
Y’ALL HAVE SEEN THESE BILLBOARDS ON THE BQE
FOR SOME TIME NOW. PURELY FROM A GRAPHIC DESIGN
PERSPECTIVE, THESE GENTLEMEN HAVE CREATED BETTER
ADVERTISEMENTS THAN ANY PAID IMAGE THAT WAS EVER
HERE BEFORE. I THINK TIBOR KALMAN WOULD APPROVE.
Posted in Graffiti, Street Art, Williamsburg
Tagged advertisement, Art, billboard, BQE, BROWN FIELD, COMMERCIAL, RAMBO, SABIO, SABIO RAMBO, TIBOR KALMAN, WHITE BACKGROUND
THE BQE LOST A COUPLE CHUNKS THIS MORNING
SEE THE BARRIERS DOWN THERE ON THE STREET?
WOULDN’T WANT TO BE UNDER THAT SHIT
FROM MEEKER AVENUE
This kind of grime and mismatched texture only minutes from my home right before the BQE onramp combined with the idea of getting some mishandled day old donut from a random gas station for filling up my tank with carcinogenic fuel makes me want to live in the woods of Vermont like right fucking now.
Another Wednesday means another InstaGram shot for you dear readers.
While my wife was driving on the BQE in Brooklyn, I was snapping random shots along the highway. I imported my five favorite shots into the Diptic app and then went commando in Instagram with no additional filter.
Good times with my phone! My handle on Instagram is: polymicrospasm
Posted in Art, Gadgets, Greenpoint, Street Art, Williamsburg
Tagged BQE, bridges, Brooklyn, Diptic, graffiti, Instagram, trains
Big giant illegal blank useless billboard terminals on Meeker Avenue just waiting for the next microburst to send it through a chunky hole through the Brooklyn Queens Expressway one more time.
This used to be a blue, single story building along the BQE on Meeker @ Varick, but it has all grown up!
Prior to the addition, it was Conch Umbrellas, a Chinese-owned umbrella manuacturer located throughout the U.S. including right here in Greenpoint, USA.
It could still be them, it certainly doesn’t look like a residential building.
From a distance, I thought that some kind of Ikea pop-up store was happening.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged big blue, blue, blue building, BQE, building, Conch, Conch Umbrellas, Ikea, Meeker Avenue, umbrella, Varick Street
This is one of the strangest buildings in Brooklyn as far as I’m concerned.
Sure, it’s a normal looking bank, but its location seems to always throw people off quite a bit.
It just doesn’t belong among the buildings, graffiti and BQE on-ramp that surrounds it.
Clearly, the bank needs to be visually vandalized to better fit into the nabe.
Everything else around it is pretty cool, though. Enjoy the pictures..
I do realize that some of the graffiti may actually be younger than this newish building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but it’s the old school aesthetic versus a cookie cutter pseudo-modern strip mall debt store presence that makes people react to disgust when they see this thing the first time.
Posted in Art, Street Art, Williamsburg
Tagged bank, BQE, BQE on-ramp, Brooklyn, building, Capital One Bank, ELIK, elvis fucked marilyn, empire city, eyesore, FASE, fasetv, graffiti, IRGH, on-ramp, RAMBO, SABIO, savage, smells, Williamsburg
If you’re a regular reader of Brooklyn Imbecile, you’ll know that I have a bit of a bricks fetish.
I love the pairing of a geometric grid construction coupled with organic, non-rectangular signs of wear and tear, weathering and climate-based chemical reactions.
These bricks come from part of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Dumbo, Brooklyn, at York & Adams Streets near the Manhattan Bridge.
Here’s 16 more super saturated deteriorating bricks just for you my friend…
More special bricks here, here, here, here, here, but definitely not here.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged Adams Street, BQE, Bricks, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Imbecile, Brooklyn Queens Expressway, climate-based chemical reactions, construction, Dumbo, geometric, grid, Imbecile, Manhattan Bridge, non-rectangular, organic, red, saturated, signs of wear and tear, weathering, York Street