From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Class Photo

November 23, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Upper West Side, Upper West Side Manhattan, Urban Fur 

Taken by UrbanphotoZ.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool…

November 19, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Urban Fur 

Taken by Luis Peralta.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: West 171 Street

West 171 Street nys

Taken November 13, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part I: More Good Advice

November 13, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10031, Harlem, Harlem Manhattan, New York City, The Word On The Street 

Amen nys

Taken November 13, 2014.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Good Advice

Broadway Pay Phone of Wisdom nys

Good advice nys

Keep it simple nys

Keep It Simple 2 nys

It is no mystery that I harbor a fascination with public pay phones. There are a number of reasons for this, among them:

  1. The advent and greater affordability of cell phones have rendered them obsolete…
  2. at least in terms of how they are intended to be used: as a means of communication.
  3. Thus, they are quite often repurposed for other uses. I need not go into them. We know. This phenomenon (in my humble opinion, anyway) is a sterling testament to human imagination and resourcefulness.

As you have seen, gentle readers, there is communication taking place here. The medium is a yellow paint pen, not a receiver. In all my years of pay phone fetishism I have to say this is one of the most— if not the most— sage pieces of advice I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It made made my day. In fact, I like it so much I may very well make postcards of it. Thank you anonymous vandal!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Reflection

November 11, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Michael.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Naked City

November 9, 2014 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City, Urban Artifact 

Taken by Robert S.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Already?

November 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, WTF 

This has to be one of the most terrifying Santas I have ever seen. You gotta wonder what is in that sack of his…

(Taken by Robert S.)

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Grove Street

November 6, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by Reuben Radding.

The Word On The Street, Part III: Java Street

Java Street NYS

There’s more creepy people in NY than anywhere I’ve been.

New York Shitty Analysis: Clearly this individual has never been to Albany. There are some weapons grade douchebags creeps to be found there. Some of whom are seeking re-election.

Seriously folks: please, PLEASE get out and vote tomorrow.

But I do not like any of the candidates.

You say? Then bring along a pen and write-in your candidate of choice. This is what I intend to do. For example, let’s take the Governor’s race. I for one have been carpet-bombed with fliers for Andrew Cuomo and/or his “Women’s Equality Party”. I am guessing his “wizards” “crunched” the numbers/statistics and deduced I would likely be moved by material like this:

stopandfriskGuess what? They were wrong.

If there is one thing I have observed as a New York State (and “City”) resident, it is there’s plenty of injustice to go around. One need not be a woman to experience it (although it does not hurt): being LGBTQ, a Latino or African American male youth (Can you say “Stop & Frisk?), simply practicing a religion and/or having a national origin which is not widely understood (Hello, Ebola scare/”stranger danger”!) will suffice. Hell, the previous make being a straight, married, woman of White Anglo Saxon descent look like a cake walk.

I am writing in Bella Abzug as my choice for Governor. The fact she is deceased is, in my humble opinion, a minor technicality. Ms. Abzug was a genuine, honest-to-god, balls-to-the-wall feminist. She was a fighter. And I suspect, wherever she may be, she takes an exceptionally dim view of “Women’s Equality Party”. This is because the “WEP” seeks to exploit— not build upon— the hard work and sacrifices women like her made to make our lives a mite bit better in 2014.

Note: I wrote our. No feminist worth her (or his) salt is merely going to vote by virtue of vagina. It is much more complicated than that. “Women’s” issues are inextricably tied to LGBTQ issues. Same goes for race and class. But there I go talking about class again. It’s time to wrap this tome up.

Those of you who do not know where your polling station is can find out here. Now if you do not mind, it’s cocktail time…