Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gulls put Brooklyn crap to good use


From Sheepshead Bites:

The most amusing part of this architectural monstrosity wasn't just those ugly cresting waves on top of its otherwise blank walls, it's the shells that you see littered across the "boardwalk". The shells were everywhere in the development - on the pier, in the driveway, and on the roofs. They come from birds that pick up clams and drop them - normally on rocks - to break apart and eat. But the birds have taken a liking to using these buildings - apparently not thinking much of them other than another hard piece of crap jutting out of the water. For those of you Breaker-haters, what this means is people are paying out the nose to live in these "luxury" apartments, but will have to deal with early-morning ping-ping-pangs of birds who don't give much of a damn about their roofs, their sleep, or their cars. This is not to mention that they'll be tracking the chalky crap into their homes everyday. That oughta warm your hearts.

7 comments:

Joe said...

Hahahahah LOVE IT !!!

I wonder if thats all the birds are dropping :)

Anonymous said...

When people refer to "bird droppings" they sure don't mean clam shells.

Haven't ran into a potty-trained bird yet.

Anonymous said...

Don't ya just luv it....
an avian bomber squadron!

BOMBS AWAY!

I hear the irate apartment dwellers are requesting the management set up
a heat seeking missile emplacement
to bring these birds down.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this a very Russian community?

Anonymous said...

At least the birds aren't using the Boardwalk as their private crapper.

That's what they use the local cars for.

Anonymous said...

Yet another example of a developer planning for a community without the foggiest concern on what is appropiate.

Sort of like building on a toxic brownfield or coastal flood plain.

Anonymous said...

Yet another example of a developer planning for a community without the foggiest concern on what is appropiate.

Sort of like building on a toxic brownfield or coastal flood plain.

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Blame has to be placed squarely on the preservation community.

Pratt and Hunter only does studies for more development, and never looks at bungled development.

And no one asks them - which is interesting because ugly community destroying building is now going on in hallowed neighborhoods in Manhattan.

But no problem for the developers from that quarter. We can never! never! never! talk about developers in a bad light.

Its a bit like the offical press talking about the tweeded. Never a hint at the litter or noise or cutback in services.

Oh no! Always a drooling glassy eyed smile!