Dung Of The Day: Glass Half Full Edition

January 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Dog Shit, Dog Shit Signage, Dung of the Day, Williamsburg 

thedoogthumbAfter learning about the latest incarnation of this sign last week I simply had to see it for myself. What’s more I wanted to gauge its effectiveness. I have some good news and some bad news to relay:

1. While on the one hand it would appear the local citizenry are obeying the letter of the sign,
2. on the other they do not seem to be grasping  its spirit.

Glass half empty or glass half full? I’ll let you make the call.

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While I’m on the subject of dog shit and day-glo paint, I was recently forwarded a most amusing item from my friend over at And I am Not Lying. Here’s a teaser to pique your interest:

There were two good things about my apartment in Virginia:

The rent was only $175 a month, and Brad the landlord never came over. Ever. Or so we thought. This seemed ideal at the time, as I was using the living room as a painting space in addition to training live chickens to play keyboards in the living room. The less company, the better.

But like so much else in the world, the good and bad parts of that situation were horribly entangled.

We’d moved into the place in a hurry in the dead of an unusually cold winter – which served to keep the smell down..

Yup, and it only gets better.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Cash Rules

January 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

cashrulesnys

From Bogart Street.

Miss Heather

P.S.: While we’re on the subject of greed, be sure to check out this and this post about 80 Metropolitan’s advertising campaign. Did you know the demolition of the Dutch Mustard Factory was in fact a conversion? According to their marketing hacks it is. Who knew?

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Manchines

January 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Desi Desi (who was kind enough to pass along the above photograph) writes:

attached is a pic i snapped of a banner over a soon to be laundromat. over 80 new manchines!  pretty funny!  it’s over at the corner of kingsland and nassau (244 Nassau Avenue to be precise —Ed. Note).  all joking aside i’m excited for a new laundromat in our neck of the woods, all the ones close by are super shitty.  also, do you have any word on when wardak is supposed to open?  i either trek to key food, or i deal with met food since it’s close but man, it is so bad.

Wardak looked pretty close to completion back in November but with this economy who knows? If anyone out there knows if/when this grocery store is set to open by all means please share.

And oh yeah, the Met Food on Nassau Avenue is disgusting. However, it makes a rather nice appearance in the movie Street Trash. Watch this trailer and see for yourself!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m.: I swung by Wardak on my way to Boneshakers (to purchase some cupcake and sauerkraut love). They were busy at work!

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I’ll expound upon on my Boneshakers experience in a bit. Stay tuned!

East Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Street Seating

January 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

streetseatnys

The delectable and downright brilliant bit of ad hoc street seating hails (as many other wonderful and creative uses of tires do) from Bogart Street in “East Williamsburg”. Not only does it look stylish but I can personally attest to the fact it is also quite comfortable.

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There is only one word to describe a creation as sublime as this: GENIUS.

Miss Heather

Have You Seen Dubi?

January 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: Asshole, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

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I just received the following (and very disquieting) email from my friends over at District Dog regarding the above depicted pet. Please give it a read as the circumstances under which this dog disappeared are more than a little dubious. Rob writes:

Hi Everyone,

I am sure you have seen the signs for the MISSING BLACK AND TAN CHOW/ SHEPARD MIX in the neighborhood.  It was last seen with a girl about 5’10” and blonde hair, she was wearing a brown coat.  The dogs name is Dubi,  he is a well taken care of dog, we can attest to this.

If anyone has any information, please contact us immediately.

We just returned from our trip and are heartbroken to hear that he is missing.

We have been told that the girl that took him from Christina’s Corner Store believed the owner abandoned him.  This is not the case.  The dog was in the park with the owner running around with his leash hanging and took off.  Someone must have tied him up at the corner store.  We can understand the initial interpretation, but circumstances cannot be assumed.

Hiram, Dubi’s owner has been to the police and shelters with no luck yet. He received a message from the person who took the dog, saying she was not going to give the dog back. This is illegal.  She has not even spoken directly to him yet and did not leave a number to call back.  We have been told that she lives withing a few blocks of the store.

PLEASE PASS THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW IN THE AREA.
WE CAN BE REACHED 24/7 AT 718.290.7434
OR BY EMAIL rob (at) districtdog (dot) com

PLEASE HELP US GET DUBI HOME.
TELL EVERYONE YOU SEE IN THE DOG RUN OR WALKING A DOG.

If you have seen Dubi please contact Rob via email or the above telephone number immediately. Let’s get this handsome chap back to his rightful owner. Thanks!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 1/14/09: I spoke to Rob Maher this afternoon. Apparently the woman who left the voice message stating she was not returning this gentleman’s dog also berated him for not offering a reward. Naturally if I get my hands on this delightful missive you can look forward to hearing it on New York Shitty. In the meantime I will have to be satisfied with adding the coveted “asshole” tag to this post.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: McGuinness Boulevard

January 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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mural1

unitedtheystand

lice

songofdeath

tiger

snowtwat

fuckyou

Ah, Greenpoint…

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: Reflection

104centralnys

From Central Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Thought Of The Day

January 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

lovenys

From Freeman Street.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photo Du Jour: The Carnivore’s Dilemma

January 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

dienys

From Johnson Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool

January 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

snowyardrowan

It has been a while since I have checked in on this, one of Greenpoint’s finest eccentrics. As a matter of fact it was almost a year ago to this day I saw this gent tidying up his yard (in sub-freezing weather) wearing nothing but a pair of tighty whities. This was a sight I assure you I will not soon forget. This photograph comes courtesy of Rowan5, who happens to have taken a number of very nice shots over the weekend. Check ‘em out!

Miss Heather