Canal Street Photos Du Jour: Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?

February 4, 2015 ·
Filed under: 10013, Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, Culture War, Fuck This Shit, Wow 

Canal Street 1 600

Need Money For Chanel nys

Because, as we all know, making light of the homeless situation on New York City (without actually being forced to witness it firsthand) is what tourists want to experience…

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: First Avenue

February 4, 2015 ·
Filed under: 10003, 10009, East Village, East Village Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

1st Avenue

Taken February 4, 2015.

Urban Artifact, Part II: Jersey Street

Locks nys

As discovered while enjoying a sojourn around parts lower Manhattan today. The weather being amenable, I decided to check out a few of my favorite alleys. While not technically an alley, the incredibly petite Jersey Street does possess its own unique charm.

1 Jersey Street NYS

CASE IN POINT: 1 Jersey Street.

People Live Here 1 nys

One has to admire the thought and execution that went into this…

People Live Here 2 nys

and this. Well done!

The Word On The Street, Part II: Bleecker Street

February 4, 2015 ·
Filed under: 10003, 10009, East Village, East Village Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Bleecker Street nys

Taken February 4, 2015.

The Word On The Street: $14.95

February 4, 2015 ·
Filed under: 10013, Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Courtlandt Alley nys

From Courtlandt Alley.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: From Spring Street With Love

Spring Street nys

Taken February 4, 2015.

Urban Artifact: Old School

February 4, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Old School nys

Old School 2 nys

There’s presently a rather spectacular array of discarded electronics on Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and Franklin Street. This iMac (which somehow found its way inside a tree pit) struck me as a  true stand-out. What’s more, these can be retrofitted into rather nifty cat beds for those who may be so inclined and want to save a few bucks…

(Taken February 4, 2015.)

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: 823 Days & Counting!

Prison Bear Feb 4 2015 nys

Somehow I am reminded of the adage emblazoned on the Farley Post Office:

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers Prison Bear from the swift completion of their appointed rounds vigilant watch over Greenpoint Avenue.

And of course two sets of bars do not hurt. In any case, he has an acquired a new and rather apropos companion in the manner of a penguin. Excellent.

Reader Contribution Du Jour: FYI

February 2, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11211, 11249, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Those of you who may be harboring the notion of checking out the fire (at least what is left of it) today, don’t bother: security has been hired. The above fellow, apparently. NOTE: Stefano Giovannini (whose photo this is) presented his city-issued press pass to the police. They told him to leave. So there have you.

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Shots From Today’s Fire At Citistorage

January 31, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11249, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Wow, WTF 

An immensely talented and all-around nice guy, Stefano Giovannini, braved the cold and took some wonderful photos of our city’s Bravest fighting what is apparently now a seven alarm fire. Do take a moment to peruse his Flickr set here. They are not only lovely (if one can call such subject matter that) but are an excellent testement to the hard work and dedication of our firefighters.