New York Shitty Slideshow Du Jour: Newtown Creek Boat Ride

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Last weekend, thanks to City of Water Day, I decide to take a (FREE!) boat tour of the creek hosted by the inimitable Mitch Waxman.  As has been the case in times past (this makes my third sojourn up to the creek), it did not disappoint. Not only did I bear witness to a fellow catching a little shut-eye at our very own Nature Walk, but I learned an interesting fact shortly after the above photo (which hails from the Long Island City side of Newtown Creek) was taken. Our fair creek is not just host to Typhus, but also Cholera and Gonorrhea. If this isn’t a trifecta of fun, I honestly do not know what is. I feel compelled to note that this fact was rolled out after a fellow tour goer was observed balancing his child on the rail of the boat so as to take photos with his smart phone. You can’t make this shit up.

In any case, follows are some highlights of my trip to, from and up the creek.* I have even included a photo of a CSO (Concentrated Sewage Overflow) for your late afternoon/early evening entertainment. Enjoy!

*A task which involved going to Governor’s Island. This was rendered more complicated by the fact Greenpoint still remains without ferry service.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Smiles

July 15, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by UrbanphotoZ.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Cranberry Street

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Taken July 12, 2014.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: What’s Up At Duraflex Harte?

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Those of you who were wondering what the hell was going on at the old plastics factory which straddles Clay and Dupont Street yesterday, here you go. Apparently a fellow broke and entered in order to filch copper so as to sell for scrap. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: if the scrap metal establishments hereabouts were required to issue checks— not cash— we would probably see a lot less of this kind of thing. Conducting a sting operation of establishments which are knowingly purchasing stolen city property probably would not hurt either…

Photo Credits: Michael Hofmann.

The Word On The Street: Not

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Taken July 11, 2014.

Urban Artifact: West Street

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From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Southside

July 15, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken by Michael Tapp.

Quicklink: 2015 City Council Budget

July 15, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

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Ever wondered how your city councilman spends our tax dollars? Click here and find out!

The Word On The Street: North 7 Street

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Taken July 12, 2014.

Bed Stuy Photo Du Jour: Sphynx

July 11, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11216, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

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Taken July 11, 2014.