Spotted At Goldscholle & Garfinkel Hardware: Love!

Sean, Aide-de-camp and son of the inimitable proprietor of the above-listed establishment, Steve, shows of a little love to our very own Shit Tits— and yours truly! Once again, you can order this poster by clicking here.

Otherwise (and on a somewhat-related note) my buddy Mitch over at The Newtown Pentacle will be conducting a tour around our very own creek this upcoming weekend. Here are the deets from his Facebook announcement:

I’ll be doing a walking tour around the Brooklyn side of Newtown Creek on Saturday the 24th, starting at 10 am in Greenpoint. This one will be a small group, around 10 people. $10 per head. Want to come? Bring a camera…

You can RSVP for this event by emailing Mitch at newtownpentacle (at) yahoo (dot) com

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Hello Jell-O!

Zoey with Hello Jell-O!

Zoey, celebrity spokeshamster hams it up for the camera for Hello Jell-O! You learn more about the Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn (and her tome Hello Jell-O!) by clicking here and here!

Photo Credits: Victoria Belanger AKA. the Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Neighborhood is a Changin’

Lest I have not said so before, I will do so now: I sincerely enjoy receiving contributions from you, my readers. This is especially true today’s item (as seen at left). This hails from Newel Street and I had the pleasure of contemplating it over my first cup of morning coffee. Its founder, a person we’ll call “D”, writes:

Just a couple of shots I thought you’d enjoy. One is of my new rescue (excised) hoarding toys. And the other is of my neighbors recycling…

I take this as a clear sign of gentrification (among other things). If there’s one thing I have learned over the years it is this: perversity has a price. And the cost of this item (for those of you who are wondering and/or are so inclined) appears to be around $60.00. Not exactly cheap, but definitely not top-of-the line either.

It should be noted I found this item on sale online for a much more affordable $32.21— but why not keep your hard-earned dollars in the ‘hood and hit Just For Fun instead? Buy local, folks!

Just For Fun
982 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m.: on a lark (and with the help of an interpreter: the wonderful woman who operates this business is more proficient in Polish than English) I decided to see what Just For Fun has in the way of prosthetics of the pervy persuasion Currently they have this non-motorized (but substantial) model in a pleasing shade of purple. This item will set you back $19.95 plus tax. NOTE: this and its fetishy friends are secreted well out of view because, as Barbara, the lovely proprietress of this establishment noted, they also sell children’s toys as well! Among other things…

God, I love Greenpoint…

 

Bed-Stuy Photo du Jour: Sanford Street

Taken March 17, 2012.

Southside Photo du Jour: Smile!

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor a sunny (if brisk) Saturday afternoon stays Taylor from the swift completion of his appointed rounds… with a smile to boot!

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

Happy St. Paddy’s Day from New York Shitty!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Doggie Decker

From Meserole Avenue.

Spotted On Noble Street: Art For Sale

Today yours truly awakened in a similar state as yesterday: puffy eyes and sniffling. Yes, gentle readers, spring has arrived in Greenpoint— or fall never left. Take your pick. Mother Nature is not only a bitch, but given recent trends (READ: going from 74 degrees yesterday to 50-something today and purportedly back to 70′s again tomorrow with a chance thunderstorms) I suspect she might be a mite bit manic depressive as well. But I digress.

Given the options available to me, these being:

  1. staying indoors and feeling crappy or
  2. going outdoors and feeling crappy

I elected to do the latter— I am very glad I did! Nothing shakes off a case of the “grumpies” like knocking around one’s own neighborhood and finding ad hoc art exhibitions such as this one. While perhaps not to everyone’s taste these works do appear to be affordable…

or not. In any case the creator of these works is a seriously nice fellow. So much so I feel compelled to warn my fellow Greenpointers: if you demonstrate too much interest you may very well find yourself walking home with one. For free! That’s what happened to me back in 2008.

The Word On The Street, Part III: A North 12 Street Proclamation

Taken March 15, 2012.

Southside Street Art du Hour: We Are Family

From Kent Avenue.