Urban Artifact: Hot In The City

April 22, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Traffic Control Box with 45 nys

Hot In The City nys

From Manhattan Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: K.O.ed

April 3, 2015 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City, Urban Artifact 

Taken by Robert S.

Urban Artifact: SWAK

March 30, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11205, Clinton Hill, Clinton Hill Brooklyn, Urban Artifact 

Classon Avenue nys

Taken March 30, 2015.

Urban Artifact: Manhattan Avenue

March 16, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Manhattan Avenue March 15 2015 nys

Taken March 15, 2015.

Urban Artifact: (at a loss for a title)

March 12, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11220, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn, Urban Artifact, WTF 

Now that the truly harsh wintry weather is behind us (fingers crossed), a great deal urban detritus has been unearthed from the receding snow. In my observation it has been mostly dog shit, cigarette butts (LOTS of cigarette butts), rotten food and empty liquor bottles. Vodka mostly. While certainly not pleasant to look at (much less smell), is this really surprising? No, it is not. We have simply been faced with a record of exactly how much trash is tossed and/or accumulates on our streets and sidewalks over sustained period of time. It isn’t pretty— but a head-scratcher this mostly decidedly is not.

Today— the weather being amenable and sporting a brand new pair of walking shoes— I opted to take a walk around Sunset Park. Upon exiting the subway I was promptly greeted by my first “street find”. It too, is not pretty— but a “head scratcher” it most decidedly is.

Feet nys

A dead chicken inside a cheerfully pink box of Pampers Pull-ups. Note how they coordinate with my new sneaks! There was also a quarter in there. I opted (for reasons which methinks are obvious) to leave both be.

Dead chicken in Huggies Pullups box with dead pigeon nys

The deceased chicken had a companion in the manner of a(n also) deceased pigeon.

Fourth Avenue at 65 Street nys

How/why this came to be I honestly do not know. I do not think I want to know. Nonetheless, here it is for posterity.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Special “Starting To Feel Like Spring” Edition

Manhattan Avenue nys

Franklin Street nys

Noble Street nys

India Street nys

Taken March 10, 2015.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: 857 Days & Counting!

Prison Bear March 10 2015 nys

Prison Bear and friends nys

Happy Tuesday from Prison Bear and pals!

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: 860 Manhattan Avenue

Watchmaker Service March 2 2015 nys

Patrick Pumpkin nys

Patrick Pumpkin 2 nys

Three Times nys

Continuing on today’s theme (this being street justice) I present Patrick Pumpkin. I stumbled upon him while running errands this morning. In the annals of Garden Spot acts of discontentment employing edibles, this is a sullen twee whimper when, say, compared to this.* Those of you who feel so inclined to give Mr. Pumpkin a looksee be advised to keep your shutter-bugging/gawking on the downlow. The proprietress of this establishment vehemently dislikes such things. In fact, she may very well yell at you. “Deserve” has nothing to do with it.

*Which, for those of you who may be wondering, is the fruit (bad pun intended) of a disagreement between a citizen and the Department of Sanitation.  He complained to them about some matter or another. I do not recall what— it is really not important. What is important is that he made our Strongest angry. Angry enough— or so he alleged— that they dumped bags of rotten tomatoes in front of his property and then wrote him a ticket for them. I miss the good ol’ days sometimes…

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.