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

I am taking the glass half-full approach to this one: at least they have managed to place a fence around these premises. This is a very welcome development compared to what I saw back in January. Well done, Mr. Richard!

Closing on the subject (of Paul Richard), as luck (?) would have it I stumbled upon another piece of his handiwork on the Northside. It had been, how shall we say, “modified”. Whether or not this was done willfully and deliberately has been the subject of debate at Chez Shitty this evening. I contend it was not. The Mister contends that while the person responsible (and I can assure you this was the handiwork of a human being) may not have “planned” to do this, he/she did take placement under consideration. He opined— and I quote:

This was a crime of opportunity.

WARNING/CAVEAT:

  1. This is not for those with weak stomachs.
  2. Once you this is seen, it cannot be unseen.

Without further ado, here it is…

Those of you who wish to see this in person go to North 11th Street. It is on the sidewalk across the street from “The Whiskey” (on the premises of the Brooklyn Brewery, if my memory serves me correctly). I suppose it goes without saying: watch where you walk!

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

April 2, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Taken by Pine Ear.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: E-Waste Recycling (& Raffle)

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This comes courtesy of Artineh Havan, who heads the Grand Street Business Improvement District. She writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

I hope that you are well.  We would greatly appreciate it if you could include a public service announcement about our electronics recycling event (in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center) on Grand Street between Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street this Saturday, April 5th from 10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine.

As you know, if put in the trash, these items end up in landfills, leaching toxins into our ground water.

A list of acceptable working and nonworking electronics is below or here:

• Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
• Monitors
• Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
• Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
• Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.)
• Tablets and E-readers
• Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.)
• TVs, VCRs, DVRs, & DVD Players
• Digital Converter Boxes, Cable/Satellite Receivers
• Portable music players
• Audio-visual equipment
• Video-games
• Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
• Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)

In addition, participants can be entered into a raffle to win a MacBook Air courtesy of TekServe.

Thank you so much in advance for your help.

Done!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Policy Advisory

April 1, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Street Art 

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By Jilly Ballistic.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

Taken April 1, 2014.

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

April 1, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, The Word On The Street 

Taken by thoth1618.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Want FIOS?

April 1, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As many of my fellow Greenpointers are well aware, our community is a hodge-podge of FIOS service. Many theories about why this is so abound. The most plausible seems to be that after Sandy hit Verizon ceased installation so as to conduct much-needed repairs elsewhere— but I digress. Thanks to Slava Rarr and Joe Lentol you can get it. Spread the word!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: G Train Town Hall Tomorrow!

Zeeshan Ott of Senator Squadron’s office writes:

Hi Heather,

Wanted to share a copy of the flyer (attached) for a town hall we’re putting together on 4/3  – hope you can post.

Done!

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Concentration

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These photos come courtesy of Stefano Giovannini. This fellow is presently working on a wonderful photo essay/series of the Garden Spot. Please take a moment and check out his work. Great stuff!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Greenpoint Sunset

March 30, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken by Peter.