From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Define Normal

May 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by Michael.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Toys R Us

May 24, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, The Word On The Street 

Taken by Pajarita Frenetica.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: L Train Lifehack

May 23, 2014 ·
Filed under: GENIUS, New York City, Subway 

Taken by Joel Bischoff.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Word On The Street

May 23, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Street Art, The Word On The Street 

Taken by Eugene Gannon.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

May 22, 2014 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Prospect Heights, Prospect Heights Brooklyn 


Special thanks goes out to Brenda Becker for granting me permission to share this lovely photo!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Outreach

Taken May 21, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Something Neat!


Some might recall that not terribly long ago I was contacted by a very nice fellow named Geoff. He is not only a Greenpoint resident and school teacher (!)*, but he calls north Brooklyn history his hobby and to this end he has a web site and is publishing a book.

Upon his applying for and receiving a tour guide license, Geoff was kind enough to invite me on a tour! I had a wonderful time and learned a lot. It was at this time he told me had had been contacted by and in fact did a radio interview for a station in Norway! The subject: (who else?) Dirck the Norman, the namesake of our very own Norman Avenue! This has found its way online and for your listening pleasure here and here. Give ’em a listen!

*At none other than the lovely and historic Erasmus Hall which apparently is endangered. Geoff writes:

I teach American history at the High School for Service and Learning I teach at the once prestigious Erasmus Campus. Streisand, Ralph from the Happy Days program, Beverly Sills the opera singer and a lot of other famous people went here. We have the original 1787 building in our court yard. It is falling apart and I have a petition to try and save it. Please sign it and if you could mention it on your blog it would be great. I spoke to the Director for preservation in the city government. He said that even though the building is on the National Register for historic places it can still be condemned. We cannot let that happen, hence my petition (which you can view and sign here— Ed. Note).

Gladly, Geoff!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Dance!

May 21, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by Diane Greene Lent. Who seems to have a herd of genuine, locally-sourced, GENUINE Brooklyn kittens for adoption. This one is my fave (for obvious reasons):

The Word On The Street: FRI$KY BU$INE$$

As spied on Essex Street. While I am on the subject, I would like to give a shout out to Curtis & Kuby’s Facebook page. Today the latter was kind enough to share my “product”!. I quickly discerned this when I received an inquiry. It goes as follows:

Please tell me the stop & frisk snowglobe is a real product. How does one go about acquiring one or two?

I have assured this gentleman that this snow globe is quite real. Nevertheless, the latter is an excellent question. One quite frankly I had not pondered. This in large part because I have so much darned fun making these bad boys (and girls). In any case, here’s the deal:

  • Inasmuch as I would like to do a flat rate price by size (of globe), the fact of the matter is some are more costly to make in terms of material and labor than others. Thus…
  • they will be priced accordingly and on a case by case basis.
  • Anyone interested in purchase a snow globe should contact me via email at: missheather (at) newyorkshitty (dot) com. Please be sure to indicate which one you are interested in.
  • All transactions and donations (Yes, I have had folks ask if they can help finance this venture) will be conducted via PayPal. My account is the previously listed email address.
  • I suppose it would be helpful if a provided a link to my “product”. This photo set shows what I have created, what I am presently working on, the “process” in all its fun and frustration. I update it on a fairly regular basis— so check back periodically!

Presently I am working on a snow globe which explores the phenomenon of “indecent exposure” and how technology (smart phones in particular) has shifted the “balance of power” so to speak from the “flasher” to the “flashee”. This seems to have resulted in more responsiveness to this kind of thing from our constabulary. As you can see, gentle readers this chap is exposing himself to mixed reactions from his “audience”. Two have elected to run away, one is reading him the riot act and another is calmly documenting it on her smart phone (from hence it will undoubtedly find its way onto the Internet).

On the “to do” list:

  • Occupy Wall Street: I suspect this will be a series.
  • This guy.
  • Alec Baldwin getting arrested for bicycling down Fifth Avenue the wrong way.


I think we can all agree this needs to happen. In closing (and on a related note) I would like to give a shout out to this rather nifty endeavor which is presently on view in Long Island City.

Get Small

You can get the skinny on Mr. Stojak’s project by clicking here. Check it out!

Credits/Props: Image of Mr. Baldwin and New York’s Finest comes courtesy of InTouch magazine via CBS News. Image of Mr. Stojak’s work comes courtesy of Last— but hardly least— a shout out of thanks goes out to Queens Crap for bringing Mr. Stojak’s wonderful work to my attention!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Eye On The Street

May 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken May 20, 2014.

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