New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Lorimer Street

Lorimer Street nys

Taken November 21, 2015.

Urban Artifact: North 14 Street

November 9, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11249, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

North 14 Street nys

Dirty Girl nys

Taken November 9, 2015.

The Word On The Street: From The L Train With Love

October 31, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

L Train Pain nys

Taken October 31st, 2015.

Urban Artifact: Our Lady Of The Snows Square

Footsteps 2 nys

Vans and chicken feathers nys

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

(Taken October 8, 2015.)

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: The Big Apple

October 8, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

bigapple nys

This repurposed piece of fruit hails from Driggs Avenue and was captured today October 8, 2015.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Grand Street

September 30, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Grand Street nys

Taken September 28, 2015.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Walking The Walker


This find comes courtesy of the camera of Larry Auerbach, who I would like to take a moment to thank for granting me permission to repost!

The Word On The Street: Special North Brooklyn Development Edition

Baggie haul August 22 2015 39 total nys

Many of you have undoubtedly noticed that I have not been terribly prolific on the blog. This should not be construed as a lack of interest in the affairs of this community (or this city in overall). Quite to the contrary: I have been quite busy. About a month ago I had a revelation: why not tap into what is the Garden Spot’s most renewable resource? This, of course, is garbage.

Think about it, gentle readers: litter is not only free but by making regular “collection” runs I am, albeit in a small way, making this community a cleaner place. What’s more, by (tongue firmly in cheek) “up-purposing” Greenpoint garbage I am raising awareness about the problem here. And we most assuredly have a problem.

Presently my focus is on drug baggies. These, as I have discovered, come in an array of colors and designs. The working plan is to fill the following 5 1/2 inch diameter snow globe with them.

Taste the rainbow! nys

The working title for this piece is “Taste the Rainbow” (for obvious reasons).

Taste the rainbow top view nys

Playgroudn rules WNYC Transmitter Park nysAs you can see it is still in progress. Very pretty if I may say so myself! Over the last month I have acquired no less than 181 182 baggies. These were “sourced” exclusively in Greenpoint/11222. I felt parameters needed to be established. What’s more, Williamsburg probably would have proved to be too easy. But I digress.

This project has led to a number of fascinating discoveries. For starters, most of the baggies I have found were discarded (and presumably consumed) in our public parks. I have long suspected this was/is the case— now I have some numbers to back it up. Playgrounds are not spared either. The item to the left was found in the playground at WNYC Transmitter Park. I also found five on the premises of the Vincent V. Abate Playground. One specimen had the Superman logo emblazoned on it. Regardless of one’s position on the “war on drugs” you gotta appreciate that kind of wiseassedness.

Magic carpet ride 2 cropped nys

This piece’s working title is “Magic Carpet Ride”.

Magic Carpet ride cropped nys

The other location I have found a significant number of baggies is development sites. Especially those which are stalled and/or sport sidewalk sheds. Sidewalk sheds = privacy. Makes sense. Drug paraphernalia is not the only thing I have found at them, hence the (ostensible) purpose of this post. I have spied a few sullen utterances of revolt scrawl on them during my rounds. I am not the least bit surprised by this. Follows is a curated selection of those I found especially compelling and/or entertaining. Enjoy!

1. India Street

India Street Screed nys

This one is somewhat indecipherable but the rage come across nonetheless.

2. 26 West Street

26 West Street nys


Yuppie Shelter nys

There are not less than three churlish missives on this one. Two are plainly visible. Follows is the third one. It is located to the left of “No Future”.

Bunch of fucking losers live here nys

And last, but hardly least…

3. Orient Avenue at Olive Street

Orient Avenue 1 nys

As you can see this property had been served a Stop Work Order. Let’s go in for a closer look!

Orient Avenue 2 nys

Great stop more of these bastards.

If the Department of Buildings is paying attention someone is very appreciative of your work. Happy Monday!

The Word On The Street: Olive Street Consolation

Olive Street Consolation nys

Taken August 22, 2015.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Impede

August 5, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11249, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


Taken by Jonathan Percy.