From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Untitled

July 11, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Taken by Micah Saperstein.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Smile…

Smile NYS

(For the Love of Big Brother)

As captured today on 70th Place during a sojourn from Woodside to Queens. As far as surveillance signs go— and I have been paying special attention to them of late— I give this one (on the basis of cheer alone) an enthusiastic thumbs up!

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What’s better more, it makes for a nice opportunity for self-promotion. I would like to share the status of my surveillance series of snow globes as there have been some interesting developments! To recap, follows are the first two (which I posted June 20th):

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My buddy over at Flatbush Gardener posed a provocative question. It went (more or less) as follows:

So what are the people on the other (viewing) side of the camera doing?

I have wondered about this myself. So I decided to take a glass-boat boat tour through the labyrinth of my imagination.  I determined three two sided globes were in order:

  1. One wherein unsavory activity was coming to pass under surveillance and the “eyes behind the camera” do not notice.
  2. One wherein unsavory activity was coming to pass under surveillance and the “eyes behind the camera” do notice.
  3. One wherein no unsavory activity was coming to pass under surveillance and the “eyes behind the camera”— well, you’ll see soon enough.

I have embarked upon #1 and #3. (Still waiting for parts for #2.) Without further ado, here they are!

See No Evil, side 1

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See No Evil, side 2

see no evil side 2

And the last part of the trilogy. Just like George Lucas, I have yet to nail down a name for it…

Side 1

All is well in Closed Circuit Cameraland… or is it?

side 2

It is rare that I solicit the Mister’s input— much less presence— in my play space. But in this case I did. I told him it was too bad it was so tiny as I would have liked to have put a red ball gag in the dude’s mouth— but then noted I could paint a mask on him. The Mister said to leave it as is because (and I quote):

Less is more.

So there you go.

 

 

 

The Word On The Street, Part I: Keeping It Real

Keep It Real NYS

Taken July 9, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: NYC

July 9, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Kelvin Quaye.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Good News!

kitkatNYSI have just received word that KitKat (as seen at left)  is back home safe and sound. Perhaps that wild storm that just blew through well— how shall we say— “motivated” her to better appreciate “domesticity”? She ain’t talking!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue Fashion Watch

Kindred Spirit NYS 2

When I saw this woman braving the heat in such magnificent style I simply had to document it for posterity. Of course in the interest of full disclosure it should be noted that I may be a mite bit biased…

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From The New York Shitty Inbox: KitKat Is Lost!

July 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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A very nice lady named Colleen writes:

KitKat got out sunday morning and has been gone since …she was last seen on Oak street. Please call 646-251-3418

If you have seen this lass, please call her person at the above-listed phone number. A reward is being offered.

UPDATE, July 9, 2014: She is back home safe and sound. Yay!

Urban Fur: Greenpoint Deli & Grocery

July 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

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Loss prevention specialist and all-around cuteness ninja Ash keeps a careful eye on the candy.

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Stolen On The 4th Of July

Stolen

This makes two bikes which have recently been stolen in Greenpoint. Hmm…

The Word On The Street: Tammy Wynette

Playground of peace

Tammy Wynette

This curiosity hails from the Playground of Peace in Sunnyside. Why Tammy Wynette, you ask? Why not, I say!