New York Shitty Day Starter: Street Shallots

May 22, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday as I was walking down the valley of the shadow of Greenpoint’s death (West Street between Calyer Street and Greenpoint Avenue) I smelled shallots. Being a lover of tasty smelly things I followed my nose. This is what I found.


Shallots on the sidewalk.


Lots of ’em.


And shallots on the street. In 85 degree weather.

New York Shitty analysis:

  1. Those of you who are more observant might notice this rich harvest of halitosis-inducing foodstuffs is laid out rather liberally in front of what will (or at least is promised to be) WNYC Transmitter Park.
  2. I have no idea what the “produce handling” regulations are in our fair city. But I suspect leaving members of the onion family on the street— a street, I will add— where derelicts and ne’er do wells tend to congregate; shoot up and pee is hygienically questionable. And then of course you have the issue of “run off”, e.g., street sludge, oil, anti-freeze, etc.
  3. See: Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.

Pick your produce wisely. 2009 is the new 1906!

Miss Heather


2 Comments on New York Shitty Day Starter: Street Shallots

  1. mikki on Fri, 22nd May 2009 4:12 pm
  2. It was reading The Jungle at age 12 that made me a vegetarian. 32 years later, still going strong!

  3. wondering… « welcome to living lab. on Sun, 24th May 2009 7:33 pm
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