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.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Special Election Day Edition

tomorrow

From Manhattan Avenue.

The Word On The Street, Part III: Java Street

Java Street NYS

There’s more creepy people in NY than anywhere I’ve been.

New York Shitty Analysis: Clearly this individual has never been to Albany. There are some weapons grade douchebags creeps to be found there. Some of whom are seeking re-election.

Seriously folks: please, PLEASE get out and vote tomorrow.

But I do not like any of the candidates.

You say? Then bring along a pen and write-in your candidate of choice. This is what I intend to do. For example, let’s take the Governor’s race. I for one have been carpet-bombed with fliers for Andrew Cuomo and/or his “Women’s Equality Party”. I am guessing his “wizards” “crunched” the numbers/statistics and deduced I would likely be moved by material like this:

stopandfriskGuess what? They were wrong.

If there is one thing I have observed as a New York State (and “City”) resident, it is there’s plenty of injustice to go around. One need not be a woman to experience it (although it does not hurt): being LGBTQ, a Latino or African American male youth (Can you say “Stop & Frisk?), simply practicing a religion and/or having a national origin which is not widely understood (Hello, Ebola scare/”stranger danger”!) will suffice. Hell, the previous make being a straight, married, woman of White Anglo Saxon descent look like a cake walk.

I am writing in Bella Abzug as my choice for Governor. The fact she is deceased is, in my humble opinion, a minor technicality. Ms. Abzug was a genuine, honest-to-god, balls-to-the-wall feminist. She was a fighter. And I suspect, wherever she may be, she takes an exceptionally dim view of “Women’s Equality Party”. This is because the “WEP” seeks to exploit— not build upon— the hard work and sacrifices women like her made to make our lives a mite bit better in 2014.

Note: I wrote our. No feminist worth her (or his) salt is merely going to vote by virtue of vagina. It is much more complicated than that. “Women’s” issues are inextricably tied to LGBTQ issues. Same goes for race and class. But there I go talking about class again. It’s time to wrap this tome up.

Those of you who do not know where your polling station is can find out here. Now if you do not mind, it’s cocktail time…

The Word On The Street, Part II: West Street

Mana nys

Taken November 3, 2014.