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New York Shitty Day Ender: Faces Of Recovery

March 31, 2012 ·
Filed under: Bronx, New York City 

Tatiana: East Tremont Bronx

Chris Arnade writes (of his latest series):

I was invited by Debra Vizzi, the head of VIP Services, to attend their Friday Morning Breakfast Club, a weekly support/inspirational meeting for addicts in recovery. Tatiana, 24, from the Bronx and now in the women’s residence, was one of many to stand up and share; she recited a poem she had written.

Tatiana started using drugs in ’06, initially weed, mushrooms, and ecstasy, but she quickly moved to heroin. The drug abuse led to her selling herself, and constant thoughts of suicide. Twice before, she has been through detox and rehab, and has now been clean for 99 days. “This time I’m getting clean for me, not for my family. That’s a big difference.” When she leaves the program she is hoping to get the last four credits to complete college and go into nursing.

When I asked her how she wanted to be described she said, “I am an eccentric piece of work. Addicts are sensitive people who often don’t know how to deal with their emotions.”

Please take the time to read her poem here, Strolling craigslist avenue for drugs. Tatiana’s picture is the first in a companion series that I hope to shoot over next few months called Faces of Recovery.

Thanks to the writer Cassie Rodenberg for all the help, and please check out her blog…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: After Dark

March 31, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Untitled

Taken by Emily Raw.

Crosstown Local Photos du Jour: Disconnected

From the Church Avenue bound platform at Metropolitan Avenue.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Syrup of Figs

March 31, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken March 30, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Starter: A McCarren Park PSA

From Lorimer Street.

LAST GASP: Record Grouch

March 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Looks like they’re about ready to rock ‘n roll…

Record Grouch
Status: Open as of March 31, 2012
Hours: Noon – 8:00 p.m. daily
986 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Driggs Avenue PSA

Taken March 30, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Urban Quilt

Quilt

Taken by Scoboco.

The Word On The Street Part II, Greetings From Chinatown

March 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10002, Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Taken March 30, 2012.

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Forsythe Street

March 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10002, Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, Street Art 

Taken March 30, 2012.