Taken by greenelent.
Taken December 28, 2012.
Filed under: 11101, 11231, Carroll Gardens, Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Cobble Hill Brooklyn, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Queens, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens, Woodside, Woodside Queens
Gee, where the hell is it?
The above-depicted is a map the MTA has issued apprising its patrons of subway service slated to be restored tomorrow, November 1st, 2012. As you can see our beloved Crosstown Local is, um, MIA. Or would that be MII (Missing In Inaction)? In any case, those of you who have been enjoying a furlough from your daily commute (and want to forward it to your supervisors) can grab the link for this map by clicking here.*
UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Here’s a Service Alert from the ever awesome Chair of Community Board 1′s Transportation Committee.
*Props go out to the incomparable Bitchcakes for bringing this to my attention. Thanks!
Chris Arnade (who took the above portrait) writes:
The transsexual sex workers of Jackson Heights cluster around an all-night bakery, sipping coffee, tea, looking for Johns, and dodging the very drunk men. Almost all are Latin or Black. Little English is spoken.
In Hunts Point the sex workers are driven by addiction, by the need to get the daily fix. In Jackson Heights that is not the case. As Marina said to me, “The women, they are all vain. They want the latest boob job, the latest Hermes bag, the latest butt injection, and the latest makeup. They want cash honey. Cash. Kajing! You know what I am talking about? “
In contrast to Hunts Point, there is a sense of contentment and few apologies. “This is me. Take it or leave it.”
She herself is from Honduras. Her story is very common. She knew she wanted to be girl when she was child, and fled to New York City, For the last few years she has been working the streets. Her family mostly knows what she does and is supportive.
The police are also much more respectful than in Hunts Point, focusing on keeping the overall area safe. “The men get rowdy, get drunk, and behave awfully. I don’t care if these women are men, nobody has a right to treat them like garbage.”
Charles Le Brigand writes:
During summer, Armando sells pre-cut mangos, watermelon as well as ice cold tamarindo and horchata aguas outside his bodega in a quiet street in Jackson Heighs, Queens.
Taken May 1, 2012.
The above slice of heaven hails from Patel Brothers spice shop and comes courtesy of ravikjolly.
From Beverly Boutique in Jackson Heights.
Filed under: 11372, Advanced Life Forms, BAD ASS, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens
Oswaldo Gomez, the self-appointed “Queen of Queens” has been spotted all over NYC, never without his trusted parrot and not pictured, his little poodle. Both of these creatures are just as colorful as he is, and although this picture was taken in Coney Island, he resides in Jackson Heights, Queens.
I honestly cannot believe I missed this item before— so here it is! Thanks again, SeanieDawg!
P.S.: I have word her dog’s name is Carino. No word on what her feathered friend, though.
Filed under: 11372, Advanced Life Forms, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Urban Fur
As some of you might recall I featured a photograph of this lass earlier this year. It was taken by none other than the immensely talented (and very nice) Steven R. Hazlett in Chelsea. So you can imagine my delight, dear readers, when I stumbled upon “Lady Gaga’s Grandmother” (also known as Oswaldo Gomez) herself today on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights! Not only was she (and furry friend) looking fine (as always) but she even complimented me on my hair! You can see more pictures of Oswaldo by clicking here.