Long Island City Photo Du Jour: NYC Pride

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As seen from Court Square. This is not a great photo— but it is a beautiful sight nonetheless!

Urban Artifact: 23rd Street

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Me to the Mister* upon discovering this exotic and most unexpected item:

Behold, a sacred relic of the Cherohonkee tribe!

This one’s for you, Pa Heather.

*Who I would like take a moment to thank. Had there not been some, um, confusion between Queensbridge and Queensboro Plaza on his part— and I was not feeling like a bigger jackass than usual and decided to let him learn the hard way— we would not have needed to walk down this thoroughfare so as to catch the B62. I served as the Mister’s guide through this “uncharted territory”. Most of this was done in silence for reasons I think need no explanation—but I digress. Had we not walked down this street, we would not have happened upon this most exceptional urban artifact (which I have determined to be a “shamanistic shit stick” of the Cherohonkee tribe which is a member of the Trustifarian Nation).

The Word On The Street, Part IV: Smile!

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From the Pulaski Bridge.

The Word On The Street, Part III: Davis Street

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Taken May 27, 2013.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Fressen & Geferessen Werden

May 28, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

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From 5Pointz.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Subversion

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Taken May 27, 2013.

The Word On The Street, Part I: 11 Street

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Taken May 27, 2013.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Live From Sunnyside

Contrary to what you, gentle readers, might think some transit employees really enjoy their work. Take this fellow: a driver for the Q32 for example! Per Rose Sol, (one of the masterminds of Sol Sauce— I’ll add) who was kind enough to shoot the above footage:

Must be my lucky week! I got the singing bus driver three days in a row. Today was the Mr Rogers theme – Hi, neighbors!!

Awesome. Totally awesome…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part I: The View From Queens

April 22, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Queens, Subway 

The View From Queens

Taken by Adrian Cabrero.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Found In Sunnyside

April 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11101, 11104, Crazy Cat Lady, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

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A very nice and fellow cat) lady, Stephanie, writes:

I Heather! If you don’t mind, could you please share this? I found him in Sunnyside and hope someone is looking for him. I know you have significant reach. I’ll be posting fliers in the neighborhood tonight. THANK YOU!

I asked Stephanie for more information about this handsome fellow— and she delivered!

First seen Friday night on 40th Street between Queens Blvd and 43rd Avenue (“The Skillman side” of Queens Blvd). Was very friendly and hungry and ran right up to me for petting. Was hiding under cars, did not seem to be a local and it’s in front of my building, I’ve never seen him and I have mad street cat radar. The next morning, I went out to see if he was there and he was a little distressed under a car, skittish and crying a little. Again he came running straight up to me. I gave him some food and went back in for a carrier – when I returned he was nowhere to be found. I went out a few times in the day and couldn’t find him. As soon as it was dark I went outside to call for him and saw him on the sidewalk back arched in a near confrontation with a dog (thankfully on a leash). He ran into some bushes and I went over. I called him and he came right out and started talking to me and rubbing on me. I picked him up and put him in a carrier, he had no complaints – that is rare. he is not ear tipped and way to friendly for me to believe he lives on the street. He does not even know how to find a safe place to call home. There are ear tipped cats that live behind my building, but he did not seem to know what to do or where to go. I think he comes from a home and either got out/lost or was dumped by some bottom feeder. Black and white – young adult – talker – purrer – chirper – seems sweet, but is distressed in my bathroom with my jerk cat hissing at him from under the door. He’s eating and using the litter box and sitting in the window watching the birds. I will post fliers tonight and hope someone will claim him. It would be great if he had someone to hang out with that does not have cats to assess his personality, my cats do not accept adults, so he’s confined to my bathroom. I’m going to check in with my super to see if he’s ever seen him around and if he could foster him. He loves petting, but has swatted (no scratch/blood) at me twice. I hope this is just a nervous thing. It’s so hard to assess in a small space.

If anyone reading this knows to whom this fella belongs, please contact Stephanie via email at bigcitylittlekitty(at)yahoo(dot)com  —and spread the word! Thanks.

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