From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: 5:00 a.m.

November 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, New York City, Queens 

For Sale: 5 AM, Jackson Heights

Taken by Chris Arnade.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: 37 Avenue

September 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11372, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Queens 

butterflies

Taken September 22, 2013.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: B

June 17, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11372, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Queens 

B

Taken June 16, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part III: Special Jackson Heights/Elmhurst Edition

whatgoingon

NO

outofservice

Taken June 13, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Roosevelt Avenue

Balloons, Roosevelt Avenue Queens (LC-A)

Taken by ravikjolly.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Morning Commute

March 5, 2013 ·
Filed under: Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, New York City, Queens 

61roosevelt

Taken by greenelent.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Roosevelt Avenue

December 29, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11373, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Queens 

rooseveltave

PRAY

Taken December 28, 2012.

G Is For…

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.

Thanks Willie!

UPDATE, 11:32 p.m.: I cannot believe I forgot that the East River Ferry will be resuming service tomorrow as well! You can view their schedule by clicking here.

 

*Props go out to the incomparable Bitchcakes for bringing this to my attention. Thanks!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Marina

September 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11377, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Queens 

Marina: Jackson Heights, Queens

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.”

 

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: 100 Days Of Summer

August 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens 

Summer in the City

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.