The Word On The Street, Part III: Rebuttal

Belong! nys

For those of you who are wondering, “IBS” (at least as far as this flier is concerned) stands for “International Beauty Show”, not Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

(Taken February 27, 2015.)

Urban Artifact: Special Woodhull Hospital Edition

February 28, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Urban Artifact 

Sink and Woodhull nys

Woodhull and bathroom sink nys

Thumbs Up nys

Taken February 27, 2015.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Monologue Machine

Pay Phone Lewis Avenue nys

Monologue Machine nys

From Lewis Avenue.

The Word On The Street: Frozen

February 28, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, The Word On The Street, Urban Artifact 

Frozen nys

From Ellery Street.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Urban Artifact, Special Winter 2015 Edition

February 27, 2015 ·
Filed under: New York City, Urban Artifact 

Taken by Scott Dolan.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Mustache On Manhattan

February 13, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Manhattan Mustache 1 nys

Manhattan Mustache 2 nys

Yes folks, that is human hair.

(Taken February 12, 2015.)

Urban Artifact, Part II: Jersey Street

Locks nys

As discovered while enjoying a sojourn around parts lower Manhattan today. The weather being amenable, I decided to check out a few of my favorite alleys. While not technically an alley, the incredibly petite Jersey Street does possess its own unique charm.

1 Jersey Street NYS

CASE IN POINT: 1 Jersey Street.

People Live Here 1 nys

One has to admire the thought and execution that went into this…

People Live Here 2 nys

and this. Well done!

Urban Artifact: Old School

February 4, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Old School nys

Old School 2 nys

There’s presently a rather spectacular array of discarded electronics on Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street. This iMac (which somehow found its way inside a tree pit) struck me as a  true stand-out. What’s more, these can be retrofitted into rather nifty cat beds for those who may be so inclined and want to save a few bucks…

(Taken February 4, 2015.)

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: 823 Days & Counting!

Prison Bear Feb 4 2015 nys

Somehow I am reminded of the adage emblazoned on the Farley Post Office:

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers Prison Bear from the swift completion of their appointed rounds vigilant watch over Greenpoint Avenue.

And of course two sets of bars do not hurt. In any case, he has an acquired a new and rather apropos companion in the manner of a penguin. Excellent.

Urban Artifact, Part II: Pucker Up

January 21, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Urban Artifact 

Feral Thong nys

Thumbs Up nys

Pucker Up nys

From Johnson Avenue.