New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Word Under The Street

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Well played, anonymous subway hooligan!

(Taken September 24, 2015.)

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: No Exit

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This bit of hilarity can be found at Court Square just above the platform for the Crosstown Local. Those of you who are wondering what the real reason is for the MTA want to implement another fare hike? Look no further. Here it is: a budgetary shortfall for “Caution” tape.

 

 

The Word On The Street: Special 7 Train Edition

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Sunnyside Social Club nys

Presenting the “Sunnyside Social Club” as discovered today at Court Square. Rules are welcome, but alas “bitches” are not.

So be it. I will simply establish my own club appointed with its own bigger, better cardboard box. It will be identified not with a paltry ballpoint pen. Such devices are the stuff of practicing amateurs, I assure you. Rather a Sharpie marker will be pressed into service. Hell, I may even kick it up a couple notches and roll out a paint pen. Or ( dare I say it???) a Dymo label maker! It goes without saying (but I will do so here anyway so as to clear up any possible confusion) that “bitches”, assholes and malcontents of all stripes will be welcome. So there.

P.S.: While I am on the subject (of the MTA, Queens and confusion) the following service notice confused the ever-loving shit out of me.

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Note the copious use of the word “about”. You gotta love this kind of ambiguity from an entity which recently imposed a rather unpopular fare hike. Well played, MTA!

 

Urban Artifact: Feral Food Edition

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Kent Avenue, September 19, 2013

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Court Square, September 22, 2013

This reminds me of something I learned from my new friend Mario. While we were talking about the situation at his feral cat colony, I was being eaten alive by mosquitos. He noticed this and gave me some advice: tie a yellow onion to my belt and periodically squeeze it (so as to release the smell). Apparently these little monsters do not like this. I cannot say I have gotten up the gumption to try this yet— but who knows…

New York Shitty Pay Phone du Jour: Twisted

March 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11101, Crosstown Local, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

From Court Square.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: One Million Trees Want(ed) You… In Queens

A tipster we’ll call “M” writes (regarding the above item, which hails from this post):

I saw your post. I saw similar signs last month at Court Sq. They were only there overnight.

To wit I replied:

Now here’s the $64,000 question: how many trees did it take to make the signs gracing said trees?

M replied as follows:

Exactly.

New York Shitty Pay Phone du Jour: Monologue Machine

June 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

From Court Square.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo du Jour: Love 4 Rent

March 20, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Crosstown Local, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

From Court Square.

Miss Heather

Subway Photo Du Jour: 23 Street – Ely Avenue

Taken June 14, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Crosstown Local Selections…

March 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Recession 

(Queens style)

21st Street


Vomitus.

23rd Ely- Court Square


Detritus.


Hopelessness.

Nurse Jackie.

Bunny ears affixed with duct tape. This taps into an electrical circuit serving the aforementioned sign.*

You know the MTA has hit hard times when they can no longer afford cable.

Miss Heather

*Seriously, WTF is up with this? You should go and see this set up for yourself. It’s amazing albeit in an abject, slumlord kind of way.

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