New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: 5th Avenue

August 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

This means you nys

Taken August 20, 2014.

Urban Artifact, Part I: 37 Street

August 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn, Urban Artifact 

37 Street 1 nys

37 street 2 nys

Taken August 20, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn…

August 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn nys

Digna nys

WTF nys

He is watching nys

Matthew nys

Send Help nys

Taken August 20, 2014.

Sunset Park Photo Du Jour: Little Things Matter

Sunset Park nys

Taken August 20, 2014.

Urban Fur: Drake

August 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Drake nys

Special thanks go out to Drake’s “person”, M & W Laundromat’s very own Miriam, for coaxing a pose!

The Word On The Street, Part I: WE DID IT

WE DID IT nys

From McGuinness Boulevard.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Freeman Street

August 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Freeman at Manhattan 8222014 Horizontal nys

Taken August 22, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Great Lawn

August 21, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Luis Peralta.

Urban Fur: Manhattan Avenue

August 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Mini Mart 1 nys

Mini Mart 2 nys

This magnificent beast’s place of enjoyment is the Mini Mart at 711 Manhattan Avenue. As you can see she opted to spend this lovely day in the shade watching the world go by. And, as I learned, I too was being watched. Noticing my interest in this comely cat a few fellows decided to give her head rubs and yours truly a little art direction. More specifically: they wanted me to shoot a photo of her from this angle.

By Request

We all agreed this one did not quite work.

She stopped being cute.

One of my collaborators noted. To wit I replied:

Of course she stopped being cute. She’s a cat. If you want cuteness on demand ask a dog.

From The New York Shitty Inbox…

August 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A fellow named James writes:

Hi Heather, this is James Jones. I’ve lived on Green St. for a very long time and I’m a big fan of Newyorkshitty.com. I am a filmmaker and a few months ago I had a chance to interview Steven Goldsholle, of Goldscholle plumbing on Manhattan Avenue,  a few days before he closed his business down. I made several film shorts from the interview. He talks about how Greenpoint has changed, the store’s history and his plans for retirement. If you think any of this may be of interest to your readers, please feel free to provide a link to this channel or one of the films. Either way, I’ll keep reading! Thanks.

Naturally I am not going to pass up a chance to share this. Without further ado, let ‘em roll!

Mr. Goldscholle and Greenpoint #1 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Mr. Goldscholle and Greenpoint #2 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Mr. Goldscholle and Greenpoint #3 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Mr. Goldsholle and Greenpoint #4 from myfavoritethingy on Vimeo.

Thanks so much for sharing this with me, James! A great many of us, including of course the local canines, miss us some Steve.