Taken by Scoboco.
(Taken by Scoboco.)
Filed under: Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Queens, Woodside, Woodside Queens
(For the Love of Big Brother)
As captured today on 70th Place during a sojourn from Woodside to Queens. As far as surveillance signs go— and I have been paying special attention to them of late— I give this one (on the basis of cheer alone) an enthusiastic thumbs up!
better more, it makes for a nice opportunity for self-promotion. I would like to share the status of my surveillance series of snow globes as there have been some interesting developments! To recap, follows are the first two (which I posted June 20th):
My buddy over at Flatbush Gardener posed a provocative question. It went (more or less) as follows:
So what are the people on the other (viewing) side of the camera doing?
I have wondered about this myself. So I decided to take a glass-boat boat tour through the labyrinth of my imagination. I determined three two sided globes were in order:
- One wherein unsavory activity was coming to pass under surveillance and the “eyes behind the camera” do not notice.
- One wherein unsavory activity was coming to pass under surveillance and the “eyes behind the camera” do notice.
- One wherein no unsavory activity was coming to pass under surveillance and the “eyes behind the camera”— well, you’ll see soon enough.
I have embarked upon #1 and #3. (Still waiting for parts for #2.) Without further ado, here they are!
See No Evil, side 1
See No Evil, side 2
And the last part of the trilogy. Just like George Lucas, I have yet to nail down a name for it…
All is well in Closed Circuit Cameraland… or is it?
It is rare that I solicit the Mister’s input— much less presence— in my play space. But in this case I did. I told him it was too bad it was so tiny as I would have liked to have put a red ball gag in the dude’s mouth— but then noted I could paint a mask on him. The Mister said to leave it as is because (and I quote):
Less is more.
So there you go.
Filed under: New York City, Queens, Street Justice, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, The Word On The Street
Taken July 9, 2014.
Filed under: 11377, Queens, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens
Happy Fathers Day!
(Taken June 15, 2014.)
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Queens, The Word On The Street
As spotted during today’s perambulations around Sunnyside and Long Island City. It is a little hard to decipher but there more going on here than meets the eye. Let’s go in for a closer look, shall we?
Someone has seen fit to add “The Queens Way”. I’ll leave it to you, gentle readers, to ascertain exact what constitutes spreading love the “Queens way”. In any case, I found this discovery downright uncanny given a snow globe I am working on presently.
Tomorrow, folks… (Taken by greenelent.)
Taken by Adrian Cabrero.
It would appear Community Board 5, Queens has recommended, unanimously no less, against the Knockdown Center getting a liquor license to serve 600 people. What’s even more fascinating is:
- no mention of the Business Integrity Commission’s report was made.
- This item did not find its way onto the agenda for the evening’s proceedings until the day of.
This. I have tried— and tried— to find the words to describe what you have just seen. Thankfully the owner of this apartment has been lavish with the photo-documentation. What these pictures have to say is way more than the proverbial 1,000 words. Note “the value-added” in the manner of a disco ball (and what appears to be laundry) hanging in the living room. Simply magnificent! Best to simply
check out this listing check out the screengrabs and behold the, um, glory for yourself. You will not be disappointed!
Special props go out to Diana Gee for stumbling upon this gem. Simply amazing.
UPDATE, 10:19 pm: For shits and giggles I emailed our landlord informing him that we were breaking our lease because we found our dream home in Ridgewood. Follows is his reply:
Very astute observation. As you can plainly see, gentle readers, some landlords do have a sense of humor. Conclusion: if this apartment has a soundtrack (and a gnarly HiFI system is undoubtedly among its manifold amenities) it would be something by the Eagles. Or better yet this:
Honorable mention: the Miami Vice theme song.
UPDATE, November 20th, 2013: It has been brought to my attention that if one “Googles” the phone numbers listed on this advert, some mighty interesting results come up. Follows is yours truly’s personal favorite.
This listing truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Cheers!