New York Shitty Day Starter: Crow

August 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City, Street Art 

crow

Taken by willow art.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution du Jour: From the 6th Avenue Platform Of The L

For Ms. Heather

Josh (who took the above photograph) writes:

…had to snap this for you yesterday

Thanks!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Turns Four!

April 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

You know what they say:

Time flies when you’re having fun.

I can’t honestly say operating New York Shitty has been fun 100% of the time. It has on occasion entailed pulling all nighters, grabbing my camera, tossing on my coat and heading out when I would just as well stay home, etc. In short, it can and is hard work. But it is work I find rewarding nonetheless: if I can in some small way serve my community by operating this web site so be it. Besides, most of the time it IS fun.

I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to my readers and the many folks who have sent me contributions over the years. They are greatly appreciated— even if I do not always use them. On that note I am going to share a nifty piece of New Yorkiana I found yesterday at the junk shop. Enjoy!

Thanks again— and here’s to another year!

Miss Heather

Thought Of The Day

July 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

bummer

If you are going to shamelessly rip off someone’s web site it might be a prudent idea not to add the proprietor of said site to your mailing list.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Seriously, I have had someone email me under the presumption that I am somehow affiliated with this. NOT. COOL.

Calling All Shittites: Contributors & Tips Wanted

mrpoopyheadthumbNow that my life has resumed some sense of normalcy (or at least as close as it gets with yours truly) I can finally get around to doing a few things I’ve been meaing to do but have gotten lost in the shuffle. Soliciting tips and contributors is foremost among these things.

Over the last few months I have increasingly come to the opinion that New York Shitty would be augmented with the addition of some other, new “voices”. Recent events (such as the untimely passing of Bob Guskind and the impending demise of the Greenpoint Courier) and my growing acceptance of the fact that I am only one person have made me realize that expanding the content on this site and providing a large forum are much more important than I had previously thought.

So here’s the deal: if you are interested in being a contributor to this site please email me at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. But before closing this post I would like to make my criteria/preferences/”plan” known:

1. I do not consider New York Shitty to be exclusively a “place blog”. However, there are some geographical areas I tend to focus on more than others: Greenpoint (obviously), Williamsburg, East Williamsburg, Bushwick, southwestern Queens and to a more limited extent: Bedford Stuyvesant and the East Village. Here’s a map to give you a general idea of what/where I am talking about.

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The previous having been written I want to make it clear that I am open to material from outside this area. I simply do not want it to override the north Brooklyn-centric nature of this site.

2. What kind of content am I looking for? I’m pretty open to suggestions. One thing I would really like to have happen is feature an adoptable pet once a week. If this sounds like something you are interested in doing, let me know. Otherwise I want to make it clear what I do not want: schmaltz. If you are going to write about your children it better be fucking good. Family Circus (and its ilk) put me in a blind rage. It also goes without saying that racist, sexist, classist, anti-Semitic, homophobic material, etc.— in other words hate speech— will not be published.

3. What’s in it for me? New York Shitty is not a for profit site, therefore I cannot afford to pay you. However, plans to convert this site (along with a redesign!) are in the works. So perhaps some day compensation will be involved. For the time being, however, a little publicity and/or link love is all I can offer.

4. Please be literate.

5. Unless you have sustained a serious brain injury or have multiple personalities please refer to yourself in the first person. Which brings me to my final point…

6. Please do not be insane. The world wide web has enough crazy people posting crazed missives on it already. I have no intention of adding to this problem.

This is pretty much all I can think of. I want to leave the possibilities for this site as open as possible.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Miss Heather

Map Image Credit: Google Maps

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Pre-Hanukkah Goodness

December 20, 2008 ·
Filed under: Manhattan 

This image comes courtesy of Garsav. And what a lovely image it is! Thanks for contributing and Happy Hanukkah everybody!

Miss Heather

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