New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

June 21, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10002, Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Dear Art world 600

Taken June 20, 2014.

From The York Shitty Inbox: No, Just HELL No….

June 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

Laura Hofmann, board member of the Newtown Creek Alliance, writes:

Here’s a few photos I took today at the Nature Walk (on the premises of a sewage treatment plant — ed. note).  didn’t get my camera out in enough time to catch the young man wading. But I did catch the young man throwing a stick out into the water for his dog to catch. People (and pets) aren’t swimming in the creek when they see agency boats around. But it is indeed happening as these photos show. Therefore, USEPA & NYSDOH and other involved agency documents and processes should be reflecting that this activity is happening. And in addition those agencies should raise the bar in terms of water quality expectations.

wheres levin NYSTo wit, T. Ellis Wilkins  (who reputedly maintains the NCA’s website) replies:

I also see a discrepancy in that the EPA survey boats (Anchor QEA) are out on the creek a lot – but almost exclusively M-F 8am to 4pm. But most people interact with the water on the weekends or after 5pm on weekdays – so they are not really seeing the full scope of use. With the boat club, for instance, many people who regularly paddle (right by the Anchor dock no less) may never see the surveyors out on the creek because of this, and vice versa.

So there have you. I can hardly wait to see what the “‘boat club” does at 51 Ash Street The Broadway Stages Boatyard tomorrow. Perhaps they’ll throw a keg or two into the creek to chill? Maybe someone will see Levin and ask him what he has to say about this?

UPDATE, June 22, 2014: For those of you who are wondering, the Nature Walk being being pressed into service as a dog run is not a new problem. I blogged about this phenomenon on May 5th, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Party At Ground Zero

June 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Stuff The Makes Heather Sad 

Taken by dwc April, 25th 2014.

After the recent brouhaha about the 9/11 Museum selling cheese plates today I decided to see exactly who goes there. For purely snow globe purposes, mind you.

Two Flags 600

It was— and this is being kind— like watching a huckster’s tent at a freak show. They come from near and far to pay a tour guide/a dime $25.00 a gander at this city’s misery…

Flag Waver 600

Display their patriotism. Conspicuously.

Libertees 600

Buy shit.

Tourist Hell 600

Pose with the police

The Big Apple 600

And then they leave.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Special “Stick or Carrot” Edition

Mosco Street, 10013

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Courtlandt Alley, 10013

WARNING 600

Touche 600

Same zip code, (more or less) same premise: no dumping. As you can see, gentle readers, asking nicely seems to work better than signage and surveillance.  On an eerily related note I am proud to share my two most recently completed snow globes. Meet “Detente” versions two and three!

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In progress. Surveillance cameras + exhibitionists = a match made in heaven.  The yellow sign reads “SMILE, You’re looking great!”

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Given what I saw— and smelled*— on Courtlandt Alley today:

  1. Credence is given to the argument that surveillance cameras do not make people more safe. They are not a deterrent against crime and/or other activities generally frowned upon by “polite society”. All they do is record it. They’re only as good as the person watching them. I can only imagine what the person “manning” the CCTV on Courtlandt saw.
  2. Methinks “Detente” version six needs to happen. (Yes, I already have two more versions on “the list”.)

Anyone interested in acquiring any of these objets de arte (once again) can/should shoot me an email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. Be sure to note which one piques your interest. Happy Friday!

*Crowd-sourced “cologne”.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Hell

Williamsburg Bridge 2 600

Taken June 20, 2014.

New York Shitty Feral Furniture Watch: Special Southside Edition

Feral Food 600

No Surfing 600

Thumbs Up 600

Taken June 20, 2014.

The Word On The Street: Welcome to Jerklyn

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Williamsburg Bridge 600

Taken June 20, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Justice

Taken by Eugene Gannon.

Queens Photos Du Jour: For Sale

June 18, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11377, Bloomblight, Woodside, Woodside Queens, Wow, WTF 

Barbie 600

first floor

Curb appeal

“Curb appeal”: this place has the exact opposite of it. If anyone is seeking a “fixer upper”— with a Branch Davidian post ATF je nais sais quoi— your home awaits on Roosevelt Avenue. Bring your own crime scene tape. God, I hope no one died here. I’d say Ms. Li has a challenge on her hands. Snazzy suit notwithstanding, mind you…

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Taxonomy

June 18, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11377, The Word On The Street, Woodside, Woodside Queens 

ManWomanNYS

Taken June 18, 2014.

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