The Word On The Street, Part I: From Thomson Avenue With Love

As spotted during today’s perambulations around Sunnyside and Long Island City. It is a little hard to decipher but there more going on here than meets the eye. Let’s go in for a closer look, shall we?

Someone has seen fit to add “The Queens Way”. I’ll leave it to you, gentle readers, to ascertain exact what constitutes spreading love the “Queens way”. In any case, I found this discovery downright uncanny given a snow globe I am working on presently.

I do not think I need to state who a couple of the “key players” in this globe are— but I’ll go ahead and link to this and this anyway. This one’s for you Crappy.

The Word On The Street: FRI$KY BU$INE$$

As spied on Essex Street. While I am on the subject, I would like to give a shout out to Curtis & Kuby’s Facebook page. Today the latter was kind enough to share my “product”!. I quickly discerned this when I received an inquiry. It goes as follows:

Please tell me the stop & frisk snowglobe is a real product. How does one go about acquiring one or two?

I have assured this gentleman that this snow globe is quite real. Nevertheless, the latter is an excellent question. One quite frankly I had not pondered. This in large part because I have so much darned fun making these bad boys (and girls). In any case, here’s the deal:

  • Inasmuch as I would like to do a flat rate price by size (of globe), the fact of the matter is some are more costly to make in terms of material and labor than others. Thus…
  • they will be priced accordingly and on a case by case basis.
  • Anyone interested in purchase a snow globe should contact me via email at: missheather (at) newyorkshitty (dot) com. Please be sure to indicate which one you are interested in.
  • All transactions and donations (Yes, I have had folks ask if they can help finance this venture) will be conducted via PayPal. My account is the previously listed email address.
  • I suppose it would be helpful if a provided a link to my “product”. This photo set shows what I have created, what I am presently working on, the “process” in all its fun and frustration. I update it on a fairly regular basis— so check back periodically!

Presently I am working on a snow globe which explores the phenomenon of “indecent exposure” and how technology (smart phones in particular) has shifted the “balance of power” so to speak from the “flasher” to the “flashee”. This seems to have resulted in more responsiveness to this kind of thing from our constabulary. As you can see, gentle readers this chap is exposing himself to mixed reactions from his “audience”. Two have elected to run away, one is reading him the riot act and another is calmly documenting it on her smart phone (from hence it will undoubtedly find its way onto the Internet).

On the “to do” list:

  • Occupy Wall Street: I suspect this will be a series.
  • This guy.
  • Alec Baldwin getting arrested for bicycling down Fifth Avenue the wrong way.

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I think we can all agree this needs to happen. In closing (and on a related note) I would like to give a shout out to this rather nifty endeavor which is presently on view in Long Island City.

Get Small

You can get the skinny on Mr. Stojak’s project by clicking here. Check it out!

Credits/Props: Image of Mr. Baldwin and New York’s Finest comes courtesy of InTouch magazine via CBS News. Image of Mr. Stojak’s work comes courtesy of Worleygig.com. Last— but hardly least— a shout out of thanks goes out to Queens Crap for bringing Mr. Stojak’s wonderful work to my attention!

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: And The Best/Worst Business Name Ever Award Goes To…

May 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island, Long Island City, The Word On The Street, Wow 

This fellow (?). As spied on the fringe of Ravenswood/Dutch Kills this morning prior to meeting up and having a most enjoyable walk with the proprietor of the Newtown Pentacle today!*

*Feel free to interrogate/intimidate at will Kate.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: The Word On The Street

The Word On The Street: Pulaski Bridge Edition

Taken April 14, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Work In Progress

April 14, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11101, 11106, Gentrification, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

Although I am totally certain Frank Jump has already covered this (because he has a Jedi master sense of such things), I am linking to his wonderful blog anyway. I want to give a shout-out of gratitude to the fellow working on this site who humored my shutter-bugging. He totally understood how ironic this was given Equal Pay Day came to pass just a week ago…

Long Island City Photo Du Jour: BAMN & GILF!

Those of you who have not done so already can get the full skinny on this (which is gracing 5Pointz— or what was 5Pointz) by clicking here. Otherwise and in closing: if this looks vaguely familiar fellow Greenpointers, this is why. Well done!

Long Island City Photos Du Jour: The Non-Conformist

February 25, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

As spied recently on 11th Street during my recent sojourn in Long Island City. Like it or hate it (I am leaning personally towards “like” because it reminds me of Legos), you gotta give the architect points for originality…

Long Island City Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

February 23, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, The Word On The Street 

From 46 Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Word On The Street

Fuck your Workweek

Taken by Adrian Cabrero.

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