New York Shitty Day Ender: Jay Street

May 14, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11201, Downtown Brooklyn, Subway 

Waiting for the A at Jay St.

Taken by Culinary Fool.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Got Yours?

May 9, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11201, Downtown Brooklyn, Street Art 

Have You Got Yours? (Uptown platform at Hoyt-Schemerhorn)

Taken by Jilly Ballistic.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Cheese!


Taken by John Fullard.

From The North Brooklyn Community Group: Born to Giglio!

Giglio A lass named Stephanie Trudeau writes:

I have an upcoming event of neighborhood interest:

I am giving a presentation on Williamsburg’s Giglio Festival (one aspect of my Fulbright research) at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Thusday, March 29 at 7:00 pm. The presentation will be enlivened with a musical performance by Danny Vecchiano, leader of the Vecchiano Festival Band, who will play Giglio songs and talk about his life-long involvement with the Giglio Festival. Come learn about a week-long celebration with music, food and pageantry that happens in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Beautiful photos and wonderful music – should be a fun night.

Immediate Release:

Born to Giglio
Thursday, March 29 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


This event is part of BHS’s spring series, Inventing Brooklyn, which examines key people who have influenced Brooklyn and highlights cultural trends rooted in Brooklyn’s rich and diverse history. Tickets $10/$8 BHS members.

This sounds like a very enjoyable way to while away an evening— and learn more about our community’s history to boot! Check it out!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Preserve The G Train Extension!

This petition was brought to my attention by its creator: Lincoln Restler, Democratic State Committeeman for Brooklyn’s 50th Assembly District and all-around great guy. If you agree with me that this is one change the MTA has made that is worth keeping, please take a moment to sign this petition. Thanks!

Quicklink: Telling The Stories Of Hunts Point, One Portrait at a Time

Roxy: Hunts Point Bronx

Many who have followed this site are familiar with the work of Chris Arnade. He is not only a frequent (and incredibly talented) contributor to my photo pool, but he is also a good friend. His latest series of photographs documenting life in Hunts Point (after dark) has put a very human face on individuals this city seems to have forgotten. One such example is Roxy, about whom he writes:

Roxy, 23, has been walking the streets for six months, turned out by a pimp she met. “I am in school. I got tuition, food, housing, all that to pay for. This is just a way to get by. I got turned down for student loans.” When I asked her about the dangers, she said, “sure, its not easy. I’ve been kidnapped once and raped twice.” Over the summer she got into a car with a john. Another man was hiding in the backseat. They drove her to Yonkers, tied her up and raped her. “Now I am friends with the other girls. We all lookout for each other, because no one else will.”

Five minutes after we spoke the police arrested her best friend. Fifteen yards away, undeterred, the johns continued to pick up girls…

Mr. Arnade’s portraiture and accompanying anecdotes of life in Hunts Point are at turns disturbing, outraging, sad and yet curiously hopeful. The people who pose for his camera face adversities the likes of which many of the readers of this site (including me, the author) cannot begin to fathom— but instead of simply taking photos, going home and posting them, Chris follows up. Most importantly: he listens— and we should as well. These people are not “statistics”; they are our fellow New Yorkers and as such deserve our compassion and respect.

Thus, as both a friend and colleague, I was very pleased to learn he has garnered (yet more) recognition for his work. This time via the New York Times. Please take a moment to read this article. It is good read.

In closing Chris will be having a show of his photography next month—- albeit closer to home: the Urban Folk Gallery in Cobble Hill. Check it out.

Portraits & Pigeons: Photographs by Chris Arnade
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 2012 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Urban Folk Art Gallery
101 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

New York Shitty Day Starter: Moon Over Brooklyn

February 7, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11201, Brooklyn, Downtown Brooklyn, New York City 

Moon Over Brooklyn

Taken by Michael Tapp.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: You Go Girl!

January 17, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11201, Brooklyn, DUMBO, DUMBO Brooklyn, Street Art 

You Go Girl

Taken by Scoboco.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Broken

Broken | New York Subway System

Taken by Michael Tapp.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Brooklyn Bridge

December 8, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11201, DUMBO, DUMBO Brooklyn 

341/365 - Brooklyn Bridge.

Taken by Gina Herold.

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