New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Freephone!

November 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: East Village, Manhattan, New York City, Street Art 

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From Second Avenue at East 6 Street, East Village.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Bad Santas

November 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Norman Avenue

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Manhattan Avenue

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Slide Show Du Jour: Old School

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This weekend yours truly has been getting caught up on a few things I have been meaning to do, but have never gotten around to doing. One of these tasks has been organizing, scanning and uploading my collection of photographs from Williamspoint of yesteryear (such as the rather awesome one which graces the beginning of this post). I am proud to announce that I have begun this arduous process. Follows is a slide show featuring what I have processed so far. Enjoy!

As the previous sentence indicates, I am far from done with this project. You can anticipate more great old pictures in the (hopefully) near future! Tomorrow I will be featuring another slide show of some of my photographs taken in Williamspoint from 2001-2004 B.C. (before the real estate crash). Boy, how things have changed!

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Change Has Come

This item comes courtesy of a friend of mine named Matt:

Hey there Heather!  I know you don’t normally post much in the way of music videos but I thought I’d pass this onto you since a) I shot it and b) a lot of it was shot in Greenpoint/Williamsburg/Bushwick in front of a lot of the graffiti murals out there.  At the very least, I hope you enjoy it!

Change Has Come music video from Matthew Glasson on Vimeo.

Duly enjoyed, Matt. Thanks for sharing! Those of you who want to hear more of Will Pilot’s music can do so via their Myspace page.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Greenpoint Pastoral

November 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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From Green Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Carlito

November 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Rodney Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: More Ado About Tree Poop

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My buddy Bitchcakes (who took the above photograph) writes in an email entitled “UGH”:

Have you seen this craptacular mess on the Pulaski Bridge? I don’t know when it went up, but I saw it today and I HATE IT!!!!!

To answer your question, yes I have seen this “craptacular mess”. It would appear a number of people have. Many have questions about it, but few seem to like it. Blair comments (in this post I published November 19):

Well, I got an answer sooner than anticipated. After repeated calls to 311 and cruising the DOT website, I was lucky enough to look out my window and see the grafitti artist/stencil man at work on the south end of the Pulaski Bridge. I asked him if he and his gang of artists were also responsible for the wood bench tabletop gymnasium. He said yes. I asked how long it will remain up. He said 11 months. He asked if i liked it. I said I did not because it is cumbersome looking and looks as if only a person two feet tall could sit on it comfortably. But, I noted, others did like it. His response, “Well, that’s the point. You either like it or you don’t.”

So, there you go, the mystery of tree poop solved.

Thanks,

Blair

So there have you. For more reading about this piece of public art (and the testament to ineptitude that is the Pulaski bike lane “plan”) I heartily encourage you to read Restless’s post on the subject. You can do so by clicking here.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Where The Wild Things Are

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From Morgan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Black Friday

November 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Pigeons

November 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Rodney Street.

Miss Heather