New York Shitty Day Ender: From The New York Shitty Inbox

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

A lass named Gina writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

I am a Brooklyn-based photographer (and long-time reader of New York Shitty). I’m having a show on June 8th, exhibiting my images of McCarren Park Pool before the the renovation. The images capture the decaying pool after 28 years of abandonment. I chose to show the photos the same month that the pool is re-opening to draw attention to the structure’s interaction with the changing neighborhood.

I have included a press release as well as a description of photographic series.  I think it would make a great post on  your site!

The opening is June 8th at the One Well in Greenpoint (and it’s free!).

Please let me know if you have any questions.

If the above sneak peek is any indication, I’d say we’re in for a treat. Check it out!

Where They Swam/Other Relics: Photography by Gina Pollack
Opening Reception: June 8, 2012 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (NOTE: Show runs until July 8th)
The One Well
165 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

New York Shitty Videos Du Jour: Live From The B62

To preface: Today yours truly decided a walk across the Williamsburg Bridge (this is one of my favorite leisure time activities) was in order. Since I was running late I decided to take the B62 bus to the Southside in order to make up for lost time. It didn’t exactly work out that way. In my guesstimation my travel time (from Greenpoint Avenue) was one hour. How did this happen, you ask? Read on and find out!

Let me explain to you, dear readers, what you have just watched. Our intrepid bus driver, frustrated that a motorist elected to parallel park in front of his vehicle in a manner which precluded him from performing his duty (READ: driving)— and upon discovering honking his horn was useless— prevailed upon a police officer for help. First, I’ll tender the good news: our finest prevailed! And now the bad news…

Clearly displeased with the outcome of this exchange our motorist (being insane, an asshole or some combination thereof) decided running to the next bus stop and resuming (t)his altercation was in order. If you listen very carefully at the end he says (and I quote):

You want to kill me? You want to kill me? Let’s do it!

The next time you, gentle readers, get angry at a member of our Transit Authority for being gruff or downright rude I want to think about what you have just watched. I for one commend this bus driver’s restraint. I for one cannot fathom what it would be like to deal with this shit every day.

I suspect I speak for a number of my fellow mass transit patrons this afternoon when I write I had the utmost desire to take this fellow up on his offer. In closing, I would like to humbly suggest— moving forward— that if/when this chap wants a fight he should stick his head up his ass and fight for air. The rest of us have lives.

P.S.: If anyone from the M.T.A. is reading this give this bus driver a raise. Yesterday. He is an absolute prince— and I told him so!

The Word On The Street, Part II: A Williamsburg Bridge PSA

Taken May 31, 2012.

Lower East Side Photo Du Jour: Clinton Street

May 31, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10002, Lower East Side, Lower East Side Manhattan, Street Art 

Taken May 31, 2012.

The Word On The Street, Part I: A Lower East Side PSA

Taken May 31, 2012.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: It’s The Law!

May 31, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10002, Lower East Side, Lower East Side Manhattan, Street Art 

From Delancey Street.

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Scholes Street

Taken May 29, 2012.

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Graham Avenue Selections

May 31, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken May 29, 2012.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Monitor Street

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

Taken May 30, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Help Chico!

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

Donna of Dog Habitat writes:

Hey Miss Heather, as you know, DHR is for real. This precious kitty needs help. Unfortunately, thats expensive. I just donated. Please share this.

Gladly! Per Dog Habitat’s Facebook page:

This is Chico. A good Greenpoint neighbor has been trying to tend to a multiple litters in an adjacent yard, however little Chico here needs medical attention urgently. He is only about 8 weeks old. As you can see his eye is in really bad shape. DHR is trying to raise some money for his medical needs…

Those of you who want to lend a hand to Chico can do so by making a donation to Dog Habitat by clicking here. Be sure to indicate it is for Chico!

Thanks!

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