Urban Artifact: Our Lady Of The Snows Square

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I am certain there’s an interesting story behind this one.

(Taken October 8, 2015.)

The Word On The Street, Part II: Graham Avenue

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Taken February 19, 2015.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Live From The B43 Bus Stop

September 12, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11211, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

An anonymous tipster writes:

Hi Heather!

While waiting for the 43 at Graham & Grand, I noticed a man seemingly passed out across the street. And I called 911. While waiting for help, I noticed the guy coming to. Well, pictures speak louder than words

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Behold, the staredown of shame.

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Damn.

For those of you who are not in the know on top of this Polaroid moment a pair of Time Warner employees— in uniform— were spied engaging in oral sex on the premises of our very own Nature Walk. NOTE: there is a rather large Time Warner facility located next door to this park. I guess the company bathroom simply does not have the same je nais sais quoi. In any case, I suppose the upshot is some are, in fact, enjoying our “open spaces”. Albeit in a rather unconventional matter.

Sorry folks, no photos— at least not yet. What this couple may not be aware of (or perhaps they simply do not care) is there are surveillance cameras on the premises. This incident has been brought to the attention of the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee, to much amusement I’ll add. “NCMC” has, in turn, placed a request for said footage.* We’ll see. In any case those of you who seek porn should not pay a premium on cable, simply head over to the Nature Walk!

Naturally I had to make my tipster aware of this. To wit, he/she replied.

Awwww Heather. I just know there’s an exposed penis out there for you too. And I bet when you see it, it’ll be the longest one of all. 🙂

Awww. Thank you!

*In addition, removing the “no dogs” rules has been brought to the table. Dog owners should be pleased about this as there is no dog run hereabouts. Just don’t let Fido play in the creek, okay?

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 Inbox: Sometimes Wishes Come True

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Citizen Christine (who sent the above photograph taken at today’s Three Kings Parade) writes:

Tom (Burrows, general badass and Public Safety Chair of Community Board 1— Ed. Note) wanted camels! He got 3 at the three kings parade today. That’s more than electeds who marched. Any chance this could go on NewYorkShitty? Another wish from Tom.

Duly noted for posterity!

The Word On The Street: America Runs On…

September 10, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken September 9, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Graham Avenue

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Taken September 5, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Graham Avenue

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Taken September 5, 2013.

Spotted On Graham Avenue: Ingenuity

July 3, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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If there is something this so-called “Brunch War” has taught me it is this: when there is revenue to be gained, local business owners can be downright inventive— be it by couching their argument as oppressing the brunching community (TIP: if you’re able to brunch— much less complain about the lack thereof—  online— you are probably not oppressed) or creative license in regards to sidewalk cafe rules (Hear me, Nights and Weekends?*). Which brings me to the above photograph which was taken today.

Sage is permitted a sidewalk cafe with nine tables and eighteen tables. The work-around: installing eight picnic tables with two benches attached to each respectively. Thus we have eight tables and sixteen pieces of seating! Genius!!!

*Who have since, to their credit, removed these stools.

What’s Going On?

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Coming at you from Meeker Avenue and Graham Avenue. A labor dispute? Anyone?

Props/Credit: Go to citizen journalist Robin for the tip-off. Thanks!

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