New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: If It Fits, It Sits

April 12, 2017 ·
Filed under: 10013, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Manhattan, Wow 

I spied this while strolling down Centre Street yesterday. It was too good to pass up and I have made a six inch by six inch print of it which is for sale for $4.95 a print here. Also, I did a pass by the Manhattan Detention Complex which is located across the street. I had a friend with me at the time and I wanted her to see the “Customer Service” entrance as I find it grimly entertaining.

Fun Fact: Google has reviews for the “MDC”. These can be perused by clicking here. Here’s a teaser:

Food was decent for a jail. Although the rooms were dirty and smelled Funny, not much to do, no one was severely injured at during the stay. The staff was decently helpful and the guest were surprisingly friendly.

I have to say this is eerily reminiscent of an AirBnb review. Manhattan Detention BnB. So there you. Closing on a totally unrelated note, prior to taking the day’s walk I met with a reporter from CBS Channel 2. They produced a news item about the Manhattan Avenue Parking Spot of Death which not only aired last night but interviewed our City Councilman, Steve Levin, about the matter. You see, he himself has been tricked by this money mill. In any case, I want to applaud him for taking the time to speak up about this and state plainly the sentiment held by a number of folks hereabouts regarding this matter. That sentiment being this space, which has no reason to be made illegal parking in the first place, should simply be made legal. Well done!

P.S.: The Brooklyn House of Detention also has reviews on Google. One is accompanied with some mighty interesting photos. The image at left is one of them. I will let your read the accompanying copy on your own but I will state right here an now it is the sort of stuff folks like our Vice President would not find the least bit amusing. Instead, I will leave you with this review which is considerably more concise and less detailed:

It’s like vegas- you only really want to be there 2 nights

Indeedy!

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Make A Difference

atcatart_nyc

Taken August 3, 2015.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: The Word On The Street

Not The Same Fraud nys

Canal Street nys

Taken August 3, 2015.

The Word On The Street: BAD SEX

BAD SEX nys

From Cortlandt Alley.

Canal Street Photos Du Jour: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

February 4, 2015 ·
Filed under: 10013, Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, Culture War, Fuck This Shit, Wow 

Canal Street 1 600

Need Money For Chanel nys

Because, as we all know, making light of the homeless situation on New York City (without actually being forced to witness it firsthand) is what tourists want to experience…

The Word On The Street: $14.95

February 4, 2015 ·
Filed under: 10013, Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Courtlandt Alley nys

From Courtlandt Alley.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Special “Stick or Carrot” Edition

Mosco Street, 10013

Mosco Street 600

Courtlandt Alley, 10013

WARNING 600

Touche 600

Same zip code, (more or less) same premise: no dumping. As you can see, gentle readers, asking nicely seems to work better than signage and surveillance.  On an eerily related note I am proud to share my two most recently completed snow globes. Meet “Detente” versions two and three!

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In progress. Surveillance cameras + exhibitionists = a match made in heaven.  The yellow sign reads “SMILE, You’re looking great!”

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Given what I saw— and smelled*— on Courtlandt Alley today:

  1. Credence is given to the argument that surveillance cameras do not make people more safe. They are not a deterrent against crime and/or other activities generally frowned upon by “polite society”. All they do is record it. They’re only as good as the person watching them. I can only imagine what the person “manning” the CCTV on Courtlandt saw.
  2. Methinks “Detente” version six needs to happen. (Yes, I already have two more versions on “the list”.)

Anyone interested in acquiring any of these objets de arte (once again) can/should shoot me an email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Be sure to note which one piques your interest. Happy Friday!

*Crowd-sourced “cologne”.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: From NYC With Love

Cortlandt Alley

Crosby Street

East 7 Street

Taken February 27, 2014.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Dandelion

October 4, 2013 ·
Filed under: 10013, SoHo, SoHo Manhattan, Street Art 

Shin Shin

Taken October 2, 2013.

Urban Artifact: Spring Street

October 3, 2013 ·
Filed under: 10013, SoHo, SoHo Manhattan, Urban Artifact 

walker

Taken October 2, 2013.

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