East Williamsburg Street Art du Jour: QRST

Taken July 28, 2011.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks go out to criminy johnson for helping me track this wonderful piece down!

East Village Photo du Jour: Point/Counterpoint

July 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10003, East Village, East Village Manhattan 

Taken July 28, 2011.

Miss Heather

Long Island City Photo du Jour: Rust

July 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

Taken July 27, 2011.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Ride

July 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10461, Bronx, New York City 

ride

Taken by redchamboalerts.

Miss Heather

The Word On The Street: So Help Me…

Taken July 26, 2011.

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Prospect Park Litter Mob

July 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11215, Brooklyn, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn 

Ever since Brownstoner announced the good news about this web site yours truly has been hooked. The exotic assortment of “accoutrements” Ms. Viljoen’s posse discovered on their latest litter round-up, well, speaks for itself. I am particularly intrigued by the middle item on the bottom row. If anyone reading this could explain to me exactly how this contraption “works” I will be eternally grateful. But I digress.

A particularly provocative entry (in my humble opinion, anyway) is this one. It expounds upon a tome by Geoffrey Croft (of New York City Parks Advocates) which asserts that volunteer groups should not go too far when policing our fair city’s parks. While I definitely agree with his sentiment (our city only allocates less than one half of one percent of its budget towards our public spaces), what exactly are we as citizens to do in the meantime?* I’ll let you, gentle readers, look at the imagery at left and draw your own conclusions.

In closing, I spoke to the founder of this site earlier this week. I asked her what the tipping point was. E.g.; when she finally deemed that a litter mob (and accompanying web site documenting their “finds”) was necessary. Her answer was as follows:

After meeting a thundering wall of silence after making numerous complaints.

However, she did add that after embarking upon this endeavor that the Parks Department do seem to be addressing issues in a more timely fashion. So there have you.

Check it out!

Miss Heather

*It should be noted that Ms. Viljoen has reached out to Mr. Croft two times via email. As of the writing of this post she has yet to get a response.

 

 

 

WANTED IN GREENPOINT: “Hipstras”

July 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

When I saw this flier (which graces the front of T & N Wine & Liquor) yesterday afternoon I simply had to capture it for posterity’s sake. Yours truly was particularly amused that being a “blogger with a digital camera” made the list of qualifications. In any case, those of you looking to make a little extra money (albeit while perpetuating a stereotype) might want to shoot these folks an email. Tell them Miss Heather sent you!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I would like to take a moment to thank this endeavor’s location scout, Jeff Brown, for taking my community’s advice to heart. Thus far I have not received a single complaint about the film shoots which have come to pass hereabouts.

Great Moments In Real Estate Advertising: Bushwick Avenue Edition

Are you fucking kidding me?

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: King Of Beers

July 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: ODB

July 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

Taken July 27, 2011.

Miss Heather