New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Adapt & Overcome!

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If there is one thing I have observed in my years living in the Garden Spot, it is this; its citizens are thoughtful and often quite resourceful. As the neighborhood has “changed” this has diminished somewhat— but as the above photo attests some of that “community spirit” persists. We you have just looked at, gentle readers, is an ad hoc piece of shuttle bus seating installed on the western side McGuinness Boulevard just a hop skip from Kent Street.

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The selection of chair is welcoming, even downright cheerful. Just want a tired commuter would want to see while negotiating our mass transit system, In terms of style (if not capacity), it far surpassses its kindred in Long Island City. But would I expect anything less of our fair burgh? Of course not! Last but hardly least —the piece de resistance, if you will— is additional measure taken so as to discourage theft.

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This is, naturally, a coordinating/”re-purposed” red brassiere. I give this arrangement two enthusiastic New York Shitty thumbs up. Bravo!

 

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: G is for…

GENIUS!

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One of our local entrepreneurs has seized upon the shutdown of the Crosstown Local (and the confusion which has undoubtedly ensued) to stake out a spot that is undoubtedly going to get plenty of foot traffic today: the entrance at India Street! I give this lady’s business acumen two enthusiastic New York Shitty thumbs up. Well done!

NOTE: this lady has been selling her foodstuffs here for some time. I would take this as evidence that they are probably quite good. I write “probably” because her tamales are made in the traditional manner. This means using lard (I asked). Being vegetarian myself this means “no go”. However, you meat eaters out there may want to give ‘em a whirl.

The Word On The Street: Special Greenpoint Waterfront Edition

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Part 2 NYS

The truth hurts.

(Taken July 16, 2014.)

The Word On The Street: Welcome to Jerklyn

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Williamsburg Bridge 600

Taken June 20, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: L Train Lifehack

May 23, 2014 ·
Filed under: GENIUS, New York City, Subway 

Taken by Joel Bischoff.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Thames Street

This novel approach to the combating the littering problem is downright ingenious. I’d even go so far as to say given the location (“East Williamsburg”) it might actually work. Clean sidewalks = free drugs for the masses!

This Is Just Plain Awesome…

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My buddy and all-around environmental BADASS Laura has taken up painting recently. Although her creations are all quite lovely and whimsical, this one (for obvious reasons)  is a stand-out. It simply had to be shared. About its creation she writes:

A walk to the Digester Eggs followed with some 60′s psychedelic music, incense and candles, topped with some community issues translates into this for me…

I give this piece two enthusiastic New York Shitty thumbs up!

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Eyes On The Street

Oscar_the_Grouch_2It would appear that someone found the faux grass fencing gracing “Williamsburg Park” to resemble a beloved Sesame Street character. Well played, anonymous hooligan!

(Taken February 10, 2014.)

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Franklin Street

Nic Cage Says

Yeah, that ought to do the trick…

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: New York Post

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Yes Sir: there are few things scarier than the New York Post. Well done!

(From Bleecker Street.)