A Walk Around Greenpoint, Part One: What Is It?
Saturday, we bundled up against the brutally-cold winds howling in off the East River, and went for an extended stroll around Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
As residents of extreme Northside Williamsburg, the Big G is an often-passed-through, but seldom properly explored territory. Over the next few days, we'll take a peek at some of the more intriguing sights we encountered (cue the National Geographic theme music).
For today, lets start with this unusual bit of steel sculpture. The piece is welded and very properly bolted down to a brand-new sidewalk slab on Kent Avenue at the Bushwick Inlet - the commonly-accepted Williamsburg-Greenpoint border.
If this is guerilla street art, we've never seen it so blatantly and professionally-installed. Its vaguely reminiscent of some other plasma-cut steel works around the neighborhood, including a "tag" welded onto some steelwork on a North 11th Street wall near Beacon's Closet. But the origin and meaning of the birds/cow skull/wings/letter S motif eludes us.
Anyone have a clue?