The Word On The Street: Security

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Cat Security NYS

This fearsome feline stands watch over a building on Kingsland Avenue. More specifically he (she?) is guarding set and prop material for the television show Madam Secretary. It is reassuring to see Broadway Stages has stepped up security since  thieves made off with $17,800 of equipment just down the street back in October. Go get ‘em tiger!

Props: A big New York Shitty shout out goes to Sheryl for bringing this item to my attention and the two very nice and quite human fellows on the premises for humoring my shutter-bugging. Thanks!

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

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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

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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

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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.