Dung Of The Day: Special 34th City Council District Edition

August 29, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Dung of the Day, Other Shit, Wow 

(Or: God Bless the Internet)

That’s right folks, you read the title of this post correctly: “Dung of the Day”. Those of you who have followed New York Shitty for some time are undoubtedly aware that the initial premise of this site was documenting the rather pervasive problem with poop in my community. Over the years I have gone in a different direction. There are two reasons for this:

  1. As I became more attuned to the issues facing Greenpoint (and north Brooklyn, for that matter) and noticed they were not getting attention via the “mainstream media” I decided that this blog would be an excellent means raising awareness about them.
  2. I have seen so much magnificent merde— be it human, canine or otherwise— that quite frankly I have become acclimatized to it. I have become a shit snob.

Well, today while walking around Bushwick that changed.

To preface: today I met up with a buddy of mine who resides in the 34th City Council District. This person has been generous enough to save and share the manifold number of Vito Lopez campaign material which has found its way to his/her mailbox. This, of course, includes the infamous example of Team Gropez’s rather interesting use of Photoshop. The “plan” was to take a tour of the 34th and its Industrial Business Zone. Yours truly played “tour guide”. Granted, I do not actually reside in the 34th— but neither does Mr. Lopez for that matter and I digress.

One part of our peregrinations was Melrose Street. There we saw an affordable housing project being built at the behest of the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council. Just a Snapple bottle’s toss away we found something so extraordinary it merited a mention on this blog. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

MelroseStreet

 

This is one of two homeless encampments to be found on said street. As you can see, something has gone very wrong.

30inchesofshit

 

Unfortunately, I did not have the presence of mind to tote along a tape measure. Thus, I had to repurpose a locally-sourced, gently used bottle of Snapple so as to establish a sense of scale. Regardless, this is rather impressive once one gets past the revulsion/”upchuck” factor. I can assure you, gentle readers, I came to the estimate of 30″ in a very deliberate— if not exactly scientific— fashion. More specifically: when I arrived back at Chez Shitty I ran a Google search for “How tall is a bottle of Snapple?” The following speaks for itself.

YahooAnswers

 

But let’s get back to the conclusion on this tale of turdage. My travelling companion and I continued our walk down Melrose. As we did we noticed a number of Maritza Davila posters. That’s when my friend noted:

Too bad you didn’t take that Lopez mailer with you.

My reply was as follows:

Oh, but I did!

gropezwithexplosiveshit

“Ouch” indeed…

The Word On The Street, Part II: Point/Counterpoint

February 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Melrose Street

usmail

Evergreen Avenue

payup

(Taken February 16, 2013.)

The Word On The Street, Part II: This Is It

October 17, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art, The Word On The Street 

From Melrose Street.

Bushwick Street Art Du Jour: Melrose Street

June 5, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken June 5, 2012.

Bushwick Photo du Jour: Simply Irresistible

From Melrose Street.

Bushwick Photo du Jour: Play

September 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

From Melrose Street.

Bushwick Photo du Jour: Teeth

August 11, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken August 11, 2011.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photos du Jour: Melrose Street

March 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken March 1, 2011.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Street Art du Jour: Third World Pirates

March 2, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Melrose Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Magic

April 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Melrose Street.

Miss Heather

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