From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Top Of The Rock

August 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, Midtown, Midtown Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Rommel Parada.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Great Lawn

August 21, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Luis Peralta.

An Honor Roll Of Restaurants Past…

Thank You nys

Last night I had one helluva time falling asleep. Instead of counting sheep I decided to recount restaurants I liked in this city that are no more. Let’s just say it has been on the brain of late.* Here’s a partial list:

  1. Bleu Drawes: Jamaican food in Greenpoint? Yes, once there was! This was on Commercial Street, now the space is occupied by Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
  2. Oznot’s Dish: Berry Street, replaced by Silent h
  3. Silent h: (see above) , replaced by a French bistro. This was the place which really got me into Vietnamese food.
  4. Barossa: Graham Avenue, replaced by Gwinnett Street whose menu is mildly upscale “artsy” food. (I do not recall the latest name for this establishment, but I imagine part of the reason for the name change was one of the owners being charged with handling narcotics. you can’t make this shit up, folks.).
  5. Kenny’s Trattoria: Havemeyer Street, razed for residential development.
  6. Taco Bite: South 4 Street at Rodney, replaced by a short-lived vegetarian/health food restaurant.
  7. Grand Sichuan: Canal Street, razed so as to build a hotel.
  8. Conos al Pescatore: Graham Avenue. Replaced by Sage an upscale Asian fusion establishment (which I will admit serves pretty good food— but still).
  9. La Vuelta: 45th Road, replaced by a barbecue joint.
  10. Village Mingala: Burmese restaurant whose East 5 Street location is now a Michelin recommended bistro. ASIDE: this leaves one Burmese restaurant in New York City.
  11. El Paso: Houston Street, new tenant TBD
  12. Casa Mon Amour: Franklin Street. They served Dominican food. Now the space is occupied by Vamos al Tequila (which is a fairly good replacement). The folks at Vamos al Tequila have my business for life for simply having the temerity to post the sign gracing the beginning of this post. I can only imagine what necessitated its creation.
  13. Driggs Pizzeria: Driggs Avenue (duh), replaced by Two Boots. This one infuriates me as much as Village Mingala’s closure (READ: A LOT).
  14. Monsignor’s: Bedford Avenue, now Lokal
  15. Rocco’s Ristaurante: Thompson Street, taken over by these guys.
  16. L.A. Ristorante: Manhattan Avenue, now a magazine/cigar store. To their credit, they did retain some semblance of a restaurant— but it really isn’t the same.
  17. Bean: North 8 Street. A nice little Mexican restaurant; now it is Pop’s.

Is it just me or is there an overall trend here? Anyone care to add?

*Thankfully it would appear John’s of East 12 Street has dodged becoming statistic. At least for now, anyway…

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour

August 11, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10026, Crosstown Local, Manhattan, New York City 

Gtraininmanhattan

If this photo taken today by Christina Wilkinson is to be believed, it would appear this G train shuttle is expanding its horizons— at Morningside Avenue and West 121 Street to be precise. Nice catch!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Smiles

July 15, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by UrbanphotoZ.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: NYC

July 9, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Kelvin Quaye.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Party At Ground Zero

June 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Stuff The Makes Heather Sad 

Taken by dwc April, 25th 2014.

After the recent brouhaha about the 9/11 Museum selling cheese plates today I decided to see exactly who goes there. For purely snow globe purposes, mind you.

Two Flags 600

It was— and this is being kind— like watching a huckster’s tent at a freak show. They come from near and far to pay a tour guide/a dime $25.00 a gander at this city’s misery…

Flag Waver 600

Display their patriotism. Conspicuously.

Libertees 600

Buy shit.

Tourist Hell 600

Pose with the police

The Big Apple 600

And then they leave.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Happy Friday!

June 13, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Urban Artifact 

Taken by Socboco.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Untitled

June 12, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by amolho4.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Today’s Feral Citibikie

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A fellow named Mark writes:

Last seen yesterday evening. Has been on Broadway between 84th-85th in Manhattan for 3+ weeks. Not sure what will happen to it when that scaffolding comes down.