Sunset Park Photo Du Jour: Little Things Matter

Sunset Park nys

Taken August 20, 2014.

Urban Fur: Manhattan Avenue

Sometimes the photograph isn’t quite right…

Mobility On Manhattan Avenue nys

but the love makes up for it. I love a man who loves animals. Sweet!

(Taken August 16, 2014.)

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Steinway Style

August 14, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11103, Astoria, Astoria Queens, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Steinway style 2 nys

Steinway Style nys

Taken August 14, 2014.

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: My Kind Of Hero

My Kind of Superhero nys

This hitherto unknown superhero was going about his grim business this afternoon in front of 101 Bedford Avenue. I have no reason as to why his special powers were required  and quite frankly I do not think I want to know. I am simply happy to know the Cesspool Man exists. Why not come up and see us in Greenpoint some time, my new favorite superhero? I can think of a few locations which need your special touch. Now if you do not mind I am off to invent and ignite the “shit signal”. I’ll leave it someone who is musically inclined to drum up a theme song…*

Props/Credits: go out to the Mister for spotting this gem. Ten years of being together has clearly educated him as to what makes the “missus”  happy. HINT: it ain’t flowers. I wonder if there is— dare I say— a Mrs. Cesspool Man or even a Cesspool Woman? Hands off folks: the latter sinecure, if vacant, is MINE.

*However, I have the following to recommend (a little ditty based off of the Candy Man”):

The Cesspool Man can because he mixes it with sludge and makes the world smell good…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Smile!

August 4, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by John Fullard.

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.