New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Adapt & Overcome!

McGuinness street seating 1 nys

If there is one thing I have observed in my years living in the Garden Spot, it is this; its citizens are thoughtful and often quite resourceful. As the neighborhood has “changed” this has diminished somewhat— but as the above photo attests some of that “community spirit” persists. We you have just looked at, gentle readers, is an ad hoc piece of shuttle bus seating installed on the western side McGuinness Boulevard just a hop skip from Kent Street.

Bus Stop Seating nys

The selection of chair is welcoming, even downright cheerful. Just want a tired commuter would want to see while negotiating our mass transit system, In terms of style (if not capacity), it far surpassses its kindred in Long Island City. But would I expect anything less of our fair burgh? Of course not! Last but hardly least —the piece de resistance, if you will— is additional measure taken so as to discourage theft.

AntiTheft Device nys

This is, naturally, a coordinating/”re-purposed” red brassiere. I give this arrangement two enthusiastic New York Shitty thumbs up. Bravo!

 

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Wythe Avenue

Wythe Avenue NYS

This made my day.

(Taken July 28, 2014.)

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Pink

July 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by Diane Greene Lent.

East Village Photos Du Jour: The Word On The Street

East 4 Street NYS

Kafka Construction Inc nys

Taken July 26, 2014.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: G is for…

GENIUS!

G train entrance India Street 7262014 NYS

Tamales and horchata NYS

One of our local entrepreneurs has seized upon the shutdown of the Crosstown Local (and the confusion which has undoubtedly ensued) to stake out a spot that is undoubtedly going to get plenty of foot traffic today: the entrance at India Street! I give this lady’s business acumen two enthusiastic New York Shitty thumbs up. Well done!

NOTE: this lady has been selling her foodstuffs here for some time. I would take this as evidence that they are probably quite good. I write “probably” because her tamales are made in the traditional manner. This means using lard (I asked). Being vegetarian myself this means “no go”. However, you meat eaters out there may want to give ‘em a whirl.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Rockaway

July 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: Queens, Street Art, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by Scoboco.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Flight

Bowery NYS

Mercer Street nys

Taken July 24, 2014.

Urban Artifact: Special Crosstown Local Edition

Ever had the feeling you’re being watched? Yours truly had just such a premonition while riding our very own G train last weekend. So I looked out the window onto the tracks below and guess what?

guesswho

howdy ho

I was right! If anyone has lost a Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo, he can still be found on the Church Avenue tracks at Nassau Avenue.

still there

 

He is, how shall we say, a little worse for wear?*

facedowninsubwayslurry

*READ: face down in subway slurry.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Typography Porn

107 Wilson Avenue NYS

Typography Porn NYS

107 Wilson Side view NYS

107 Wilson Doorway NYS

A spectacular specimen from times past at 107 Wilson Avenue. Check it out!

East Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Swoon

Swoon 1 nys

Swoon 2 nys

Taken July 20, 2014.