The Latest From The Snow Globe Factory: Let Them Eat Tear Gas

August 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Fuck This Shit, New York City 

Let’s face facts: although the summer in our fair city has been a lovely one weather-wise, I would not exactly call it a good one. The death of Eric Garner ushered in a series of “incidents” involving our “finest” which— and this is being kind— are appalling. Incidents which beg the question as to exactly who our public servants are indeed protecting and serving. It certainly was not Mr. Garner.

It is not my intent to simply blame the police, mind you. They follow orders. No sir: the blame, ultimately should be laid firmly on the doorstep of those who issue those orders. I do not think I need to name them here.

I have been wrestling with how to depict the goings on here via snow globes for months. Then Ferguson happened.

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This is when I was reminded that this is not a mere New York City issue. It is a national issue. One which is fueled by institutionalized racism, classism, the militarization of our police force* and suppression of or (even worse) complicity of the press to name a few. Simply put: what happened there can and probably does happen here. We simply do not know about it— or prefer to forget about it. Ferguson, I suspect, has changed this.

Thus I opted instead to do a snow globe about Ferguson. Its “official” title is “Salus populi suprema lex esto”. This is the motto for the state of Missouri. It means:

The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law

I suspect a number of people will agree with me when I write that powers that be in Missouri need to be reminded of this rather apt piece of trivia. And sadly trivia is all it is. They do not seem to be comprehending much less following it.

Without further ado here it is. It pretty much speaks for itself.

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Don’t shoot.

Police man grappling with photographer

Policeman grappling with a photographer.

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If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

George Orwell, 1984

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: I <3 NY

September 8, 2013 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

We all love New York

Taken by Pajarita Frenetica.

Quicklink: The Black Sons Of Poland

January 21, 2013 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

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In recognition of Martin Luther King Day (and given my blog is ostensibly based out of “Little Poland”) I present this most fascinating read. Check it out!

Williamsburg Photos du Jour: Bedford Avenue

Taken October 3, 2011.

Spotted On Wythe Avenue: The Axis of Evil…

(and more)

I’m not too sure what the impetus behind this objet d’ art is but anyone wishing to make this item his/her own (torrential downpour and bedbugs be damned) can find it at 165 Wythe Avenue.

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can view a larger image of this piece by clicking here.

 

From The New York Shitty Inbox: And Now A Message From Our President

May 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: Area 51, New York City 

Christine (who forwarded me the above item writes):

Dear Miss Heather,

After months, no make that years, of texts at all hours of the day always asking for me to do something or send in money or such. Today, I received this message from our President.   It has made it all worth it.

Please feel free to share with your readers.

I wonder what Michelle thinks of this?

Miss Heather

Southside Photo du Jour: Broken Angel

April 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

From South 4 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Whoopsy Daisy!

January 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

Taken January 27, 2011.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Bedford Avenue Pastoral

August 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

Taken August 10, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Blossom

July 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Area 51, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Shortly after I took took this photo a man offered to pick this flower to me. I refused, but thanked him. I want this bit of ephemeral Garden Spot beauty to remain, however briefly, for all Greenpointers to enjoy.

Miss Heather