The Word On The Street: 51%

November 24, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

51 Percent nys

Taken November 24, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part III: 145th Street

145 Street nys

145th Street Post It nys

Taken November 13, 2014.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: West 171 Street

West 171 Street nys

Taken November 13, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Another Brick In The Wall

November 13, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10027, Harlem, Harlem Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Another Brick In The Wall nys

Taken November 13, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part I: More Good Advice

November 13, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10031, Harlem, Harlem Manhattan, New York City, The Word On The Street 

Amen nys

Taken November 13, 2014.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Good Advice

Broadway Pay Phone of Wisdom nys

Good advice nys

Keep it simple nys

Keep It Simple 2 nys

It is no mystery that I harbor a fascination with public pay phones. There are a number of reasons for this, among them:

  1. The advent and greater affordability of cell phones have rendered them obsolete…
  2. at least in terms of how they are intended to be used: as a means of communication.
  3. Thus, they are quite often repurposed for other uses. I need not go into them. We know. This phenomenon (in my humble opinion, anyway) is a sterling testament to human imagination and resourcefulness.

As you have seen, gentle readers, there is communication taking place here. The medium is a yellow paint pen, not a receiver. In all my years of pay phone fetishism I have to say this is one of the most— if not the most— sage pieces of advice I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It made made my day. In fact, I like it so much I may very well make postcards of it. Thank you anonymous vandal!

Urban Artifact: Meadow Street

Meadow Street nys

Smashed nys

Have A Nice Day nys

What makes this assemblage a cut-above is the presence of a “Thank You, Have A Nice Day” bag…

(Taken November 7, 2014.)

The Word On The Street: Grand Street

Grand Street nys

Taken November 7, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Syntax

Syntax nys

Taken November 5, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Dobbin Street

Dobbin Street nys

Taken November 5, 2014.