From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: From Ft. Greene With Love

Silver Man

Taken by Michael.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Buried Treasure

October 8, 2013 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Ft. Greene, Ft. Greene Brooklyn 

Searching for Buried Treasure


Taken by thoth1618.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Dream, Wish, Do

September 22, 2013 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Ft. Greene, Ft. Greene Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Dream Wish Do

Taken by thoth1618.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Utah Phillips


Taken May 5, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: My Name Is Not…

My Name Is Not Baby

Taken by thoth1618.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Presenting PollWatch

A lady named Alexis writes:

Hey Ms. Heather,

I thought you’d be interested in this awesome new app being developed for election day and beta tested tomorrow in Lincoln Restler’s race. We need to get the word out, and I thought NY Shitty readers (myself among them) would be just the target audience to take advantage of this 21st century solution to the antiquated election process which can turn off voters. Common Cause/NY (my client), really wants to engage people to use the crowd sourcing tool and help us perfect the technology for a full launch on November. We’re beta testing in only two races: Lincoln’s and the 31st Senatorial District in Upper Manhattan.

Here’s the deal: ordinarily I eschew pitching products on this site. However (and as we have all borne witness), the race between Mr. Restler and Mr. Olechowski is anything but ordinary. So what does this product do, you ask? Well here are two of the most interesting:

  1. Report any/all problems irregularities at polling stations.
  2. Learn where you polling station is located.

Those who are interested (or simply curious) can learn more about this app does by checking out this City Room article. Otherwise you can download this application by clicking here. Regardless, get out and vote tomorrow north Brooklynites!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Skate!

August 27, 2012 ·
Filed under: Ft. Greene, Ft. Greene Brooklyn 

Afropunk Festival 2012, Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn: Skate

Taken by Scoboco.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: And Now A Word From Our City Councilman

This evening I was forwarded a most interesting piece of campaign literature which is being distributed at our local housing projects from an anonymous tipster. Without further ado, here it is:

Note that a cell phone number has been provided. So, I suppose, one can ask questions.* I wonder why nothing like this was circulated in Greenpoint? Anyone?

*Or simply pass it along— with a fully changed cell phones with unlimited minutes— to 50th Assembly District youths and tell them it belongs to Santa Claus. Not that I recommend this, mind you.

New York Shitty Day Ender: And Now A Few More Words From Chris Olechowski

(And his “friends”*)

Courtesy of a mailer sent to Chez Shitty!

How many folks do you recognize in the following group photo, 50th Assembly District Democrats?

Speaking as someone who calls Mrs. Klementovicz a neighbor (and a friend— the above footage of her being awesome hails from a meeting a few months ago. A meeting, I’ll note at which Mr. Olechowski was not present.) I really have to wonder if she is aware of the claims Mr. Olechowski has been making in terms of his role in the fight against the TGE plant. I doubt it.** In any case, I found the following endorsement fascinating:

I am proud to support Chris because he has always shown the extraodinary ability to bring our community together. — NYC City Councilmember Stephen Levin.

Behold Mr. Olechowski’s “community building” rhetoric for yourself.

(No Comment)

**As of today, August 22, she is. Here is a rundown of what happened:

…just came back from shopping on Manhattan Ave and Irene was strolling by, (For those that don’t know Irene was an activist from at least the 1970’s, she’s 83 now and was one of the leaders that eventually got the Greenpoint Incinerator shut down.) I told her the story that “some one”, leaving Chris’ name out, who was running for political office was taking credit for the TGE battle. She raised her eyebrows only as Irene can and at the end I told her it was Chris and her brows went up another notch. …she told me this story about supporting Chris. Chris approached her for support on environmental issues and Irene asked, “but what did you do?” Chris answered, “I supported you.” I’ll leave it at that…

So there have you.

*For example, this other mailer we received today.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Swoon

Swoon stoop classic

Taken by Scoboco.