The Word On The Street: BEWARE

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Taken February 8, 2015.

Urban Artifact, Part II: Jersey Street

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As discovered while enjoying a sojourn around parts lower Manhattan today. The weather being amenable, I decided to check out a few of my favorite alleys. While not technically an alley, the incredibly petite Jersey Street does possess its own unique charm.

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CASE IN POINT: 1 Jersey Street.

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One has to admire the thought and execution that went into this…

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and this. Well done!

The Word On The Street: Grand Street

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Taken November 7, 2014.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Presenting The “Four People” Policy

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One has to admire the evocative word-smithing and brutal honesty employed in this missive. I can only imagine the series of events that came to pass so as to require such a policy. I am not sure I want to know. If I ever find my person in need of “work wear”, I am totally taking my business to this establishment. Well done, Zoe’s!

The Word On The Street: Clearly New Yorkers Do Not Agree

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The anti-Airbnb rhetoric at the Greenpoint Avenue stop of the Crosstown Local continues! I am certain this sterling operation will be pleased that as of midnight, July 26th, service will be suspended for five whole weeks. I imagine this will buy them some (more) time to hire more lobbyists and retool their laughably bad advertising campaign? Maybe they’ll even read this? I can only hope so…

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: The Brown Word

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Taken July 18, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Keeping It Real

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Taken July 9, 2014.

East Village Photos Du Jour: The Maginot Line

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Although located in the East Village, I am certain plenty of folks on this side of the East River (especially those who reside in Williamsburg and along Franklin Street) can relate to what is being attempted here: a cordon sanitaire so folks who reside in the adjacent building do not have ingress and egress precluded by patrons of the establishment next door.

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Sadly, it appears to be about as effective as its namesake.

Update, June 29th: I stand corrected! A fellow named Robert writes:

Your posts are usually on the money. This post:
Is totally wrong, sadly; It’s not a resident line, or anything; Abraço opened up a little 2nd market store, roughly 6 doors down: the pink line is in fact a number of arrows leading their customers down the street.
(I was there yesterday)
So there have you!

The Word On The Street, Part I: Best Anti-Graffiti Campaign Ever

As spotted today on East 120th Street. Well done!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Pharmacy Wars?

Beth (who sent the above photograph to my attention) writes:

Hi Heather! This email is part 1 of 2.

Maybe you’ve already spotted this but I wanted to share. CVS fires a shot across Chopin’s prow….

…Sunshine Laundromat responds the way they do best – with a smart ass sign.

Well played, Sunshine Laundromat!

UPDATE, 8:09 pm:

It would appear Sunshine Laundromat is hosting a Cinco De Mayo event. Admission is free and BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog).