Urban Artifact: 601 Days & Counting!

Jailbear 1 June 11 2014 600

It’s been awhile since I have checked in on my favorite urban artifact/Greenpoint citizen: Jailbear. Today I opted to swing by and see what’s up. It did not disappoint.

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He has been presented two new offerings: a lovely candy dish and souvenir spoon holder from Hawaii.

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They’re very nice.

Spoon holder 600

Long live Jailbear!

The Word On The Street: Special Banker Street Edition

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Banker Street 2 600

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Taken June 11, 2014.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

The Other Broadway NYS

What does one give the man who has everything for his birthday? A man who, had he not been born— and made some interesting life choices (I prefer “detours”)—  yours truly probably would not have been either? This one is for the man who gave me the gift of gab. The one who was quite happy to let me— a GIRL— play with Erector sets, Legos, and showed me— much to my mother’s consternation— how to make and ignite gunpowder. The one who was not shy to “start shit”. The one who demonstrated to me how to berate public officials. In neatly written paragraphs using a cadence and vocabulary rarely seen— much less read— nowadays. The one who wrote this recently:

The reason Politicians (that’s not a typo— Ed. Note) try so hard to get re-elected is that they would ‘hate’ to have to make a living under the laws they’ve passed.

This one’s for you, Dad. Better one day late than never!

(Taken June 9, 2014.)

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

We Da Shit 600

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Taken June 6, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Just Say No

Diane Greene Lent (who took this photograph) notes:

June 5, 2014: Protest at the home of billionaire David Koch at 740 Park Ave.

The Word On The Street: Manning, Assange, Snowden

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Manning Assange Snowden 600

Taken June 5, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part III: Land Grab

Give me your land 600

Manhattan 600

I imagine this one will require some explanation so here it is. There is a mural of sorts on Java Street between West Street and the waterfront. Basically (and this is keeping it very simple) it is a hodge podge of the five boroughs in an interesting, if slightly jarring, array of colors. That black smudge next to the smiling lady’s face is the northernmost tip of Manhattan. Do the math— or simply click here instead. If there’s one thing yours truly really loves it is a wiseass. Well done, anonymous hooligan!

The Word On The Street, Part II: Special Green Street Edition

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Green Street 2 600

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I am going to go out on a limb here and state that the above depicted is probably not official DOT issue. It’s way cooler— of course with our Mayor’s “Vision Zero” initiative whose to say…

The Word On The Street, Part I: The Best

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Taken June 3, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Pulaski Bridge

Art We All 600

Taken June 1, 2014.