From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dispatch From The NYPL

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This comes via an anonymous tipster who writes:

…noticed this amazing piece of graffiti this morning. the renaming of the branch in essence rewrote history, dismissing the significance of all previous efforts to create a public institution…

Wow…

UPDATE, 1:37 pm: Going.

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Gone.

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From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Times Square

July 9, 2015 ·
Filed under: Midtown, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, Urban Fur 

Untitled

Taken by Ron Anthony Bautista.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Untitled

March 28, 2015 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, Midtown, Midtown Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Ron Anthony Bautista.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Touring

January 7, 2015 ·
Filed under: Midtown, Midtown Manhattan, New York City 

Touring

Taken by UrbanphotoZ.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Grand Central

Taken by OQ62.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Steam

November 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: Midtown, Midtown Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Luis Peralta.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Big Apple

September 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: Midtown, Midtown Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Luis Peralta.

Today In Illegal Hotels: 5 West 31st Street

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sojourning with some good friends of mine. One fellow— we’ll call him “Q”— took me on a tour of Inwood. Simply put, it was awesome.

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In return I showed “Q”, being a good host, a not terribly unfamiliar sight in our fair city…

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I speak of none other than a Vacate Order!

5 West 31 Street Red Cross nys

It is accompanied by a Red Cross notice. This is getting interesting!

Restraining Order nys

A “restraining order”? This a whole new game. One which I felt compelled to investigate when I got home.

DOB BIS 5 West 31 street

Behold the copious number of actions (94) and violations (103). Impressive!

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Converting a three bedroom apartment into a five bedroom apartment with two bedrooms twhich sport no windows. Nope, our Bravest ain’t gonna like that one bit!

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No sprinklers either? Oh boy.

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So they converted three floors of residential space— seven, nine and ten respectively– into hostel space and were in the process of converting floors six and four— without permits naturally. That nonsense is for rank amateurs and these urbanoasisnyc.com folks are superstars!

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However their clients seemed to have liked them enough. You can see reviews, photos, etc. of this super-sized and quite illegal former hostel on Trip Advisor. Obviously they have not heard the news yet…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Grand Central

September 3, 2014 ·
Filed under: Midtown, Midtown Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Luis Peralta.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Touche!

Touche nys

From Grand Central Station.