Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

workinprogress nys

Today yours truly decided to avail herself of the sunshine and take a stroll around the neighborhood. It was on Manhattan Avenue I happened upon the above item. Knowing Greenpoint genius when I see it, I opted to stop and take a photo of it. This piqued the interest of the gentleman (presumably) responsible for this piece of art. He assured me it is very much a work in progress. The end product will spell out the initials of an buddy of his: “T. T. B.”. I applauded him on his ingenuity using a commonplace object (airplane bottles of liquor, many are to be found hereabouts) and the environment (in this case, a subway grate) so as to create a work of public art. My only suggestion was he perhaps paint the bottles so as to make them more noticeable. He noted quite a few passersby made that suggestion and that he plans to not only paint the bottles (in multiple colors, by hand) but continue this work on the adjacent grates. I am guessing divesting said bottles of their contents (READ: consumption) may very well be a “recreational”/”performance” aspect of this project as well. Brilliant! I can hardly wait to see the rest of this project unfold…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Special Holiday Weekend Edition

Biker Riders

Taken by UrbanphotoZ.

The Word On The Street: Doric

A Contradiction of Column Nomenclature nys

As taken on Park Place yesterday May 23rd, 2015. Those of you, gentle readers, who are familiar with Greek architecture will understand why I find this amusing. For those who do not: I can only hope there is another apartment building somewhere called the “Corinthian” sporting Ionic columns. As far as “capitals” go, I prefer Carolingian myself.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Save Greenpoint

SAVEGreenpointNYS

A person we’ll call “abc” writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

This may be old news by now but saw from the ferry this morning that our beloved ‘Save the Palestine’ water tower now (less-legibly) reads something else— ‘Save GPOINT’
These days it would seem Greenpoint could use some saving.
Indubitably. Well played, anonymous vandal!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Cherry Blossoms

FINALLY | Manhole cover New York cherry blossoms

Taken by Michael Tapp.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Special Mother’s Day Edition

Orthodox Leap

As captured today, Mother’s Day, by Pajarita Frenetica. Great shot!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Family Time

FamilyTime

 

Taken by David Sierra.

The Word On The Street: Crosby Street

Crosby Street nys

Taken May 7, 2015.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Lady Liberty

Taken by Pajarita Frenetica.

The Word On The Street, Part II: A Classon Avenue PSA

Classon Avenue nys

I have said it many, many times before and I will do so here and now once again: I have a very special place in my heart for wiseasses.

(Taken April 25, 2015.)