Williamsburg Street Seating Du Jour: Deluxe

August 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 5 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Ready For The Weekend

August 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 6 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Blue Chip In Red Hook

August 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11231, Red Hook, Red Hook Brooklyn, Street Furniture 

This, one of the finest street sofas I have encountered in a long time, hails from West 9 Street in Red Hook. Note the baseball bat nestled under the cushions.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Ingenuity

There is genius and then there is GENIUS. This creation (which hails from Spanish Harlem where I went on a photo walk with the immensely talented Steven R. Hazlett today) falls into the latter category.

The elegance of this arrangement is truly stunning: cantilevered seating courtesy of NYPD barricades. Initially these chaps couldn’t understand why I, some dotty 30-something Greenpointer, was so fascinated by their creation. Once I explained respectfully (and made it clear they would not be in the New York Daily News) they had plenty to say.

The gent on the right claimed credit for this creation— and stated that the NYPD gives him plenty of guff about it. He told yours truly they come by regularly and roust him from his “bench”. Because it is their property. He then pointed to a NYPD squad car across the street and exclaimed:

There they are. Can’t you see them hating me?!?

I can’t honestly say I did. See hating. Then again, I suspect the NYPD would refrain from “hating” on these guys while a white chick with a camera is talking to them. In any case, street seating of this caliber demands a serious New York Shitty salute. Here it is. This one’s for you!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I will be rounding out today’s postage with a slide show of highlights from my sojourn in Spanish Harlem. Stay tuned!

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Buckle Up

July 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 12 Street.

Miss Heather

Southside Street Seating Du Jour: Tete a Tete

July 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This is not “street seating” per se but it merits attention nonetheless.

For starters, this al fresco arrangement has a rather nice view of the Williamsburg Bridge.

Secondly, it’s easily accessible via the collapsed (but nicely painted) construction fence!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: North 1 Street

July 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken July 12, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Degentrification Watch: North 1 Street

July 6, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

You know times are truly tough when you start finding street sofas on cinder blocks.

Damn.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Seating Du Jour: Rode Hard & Put Away Wet

From 1059 Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

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