One of my favorite streets in Greenpoint, where I was scouting today, is Guernsey St. btw. Meserole and Norman. The street is lined with gnarled trees that are all bent over toward the middle, creating a canopy. It’s more impressive in the summer when it’s in bloom, but still pretty neat regardless.
I’ve taken about a million pictures of this street, and it never does it justice. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend taking a quick walk down it to experience it yourself.
After, I swung around to some of the factories/warehouses. There’s a great driveway between two warehouses that’s usually hidden by a roll gate, but occasionally is left open to reveal a neat cobblestone driveway that’s probably been there forever.
Has Banksy come to Williamsburg? Nope, apparently it’s a copycat of the famed British graffitiist’s work, but it certainly seems similar. A cute stencil with a pretty simple social message that makes you think about it for all of 5 seconds, and then gets annoying each subsequent time you see it (which will probably be quite often, as this kind of thing is way too revered in Hipstertown for this to come down anytime soon).