Urban Fur: Meet Chupi

October 6, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11105, Astoria, Astoria Queens, Urban Fur 

Meet Chupi

One Big Hombre

Android phone establishes a sense of scale

This magnificent beast (who I was told— and totally believe— weighs 20 pounds) holds court at Jolsons Fine Wines.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Help Keep New York City Clean

23rd Avenue, 11105



Manhattan Avenue 11222



Help Keep NYC Clean

(All taken October 6, 2013)

Spotted in Astoria: Steve Levin

September 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11205, 11206, Astoria, Astoria Queens, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

Astoria for Levin and Ciafone

Re-elect Levin IN ASTORIA

The primary might be over, but the mysteries and vestiges remain. Like these posters on Broadway in Astoria, Queens the Mister and I spied this weekend, for example. Why are they here?


The Word On The Street, Part II: Special Salinger Edition


As captured today in Astoria by Catherine Penfold (who was gracious enough to let me share it here— thanks!)

Quicklink: From The Times Ledger

August 27, 2013 ·
Filed under: Astoria, Astoria Queens, New York City, Queens 


An actual quote from this tome (which was published yesterday, August 26th):


Ciafone is self-funding his race, which he says separates him from those who might want to buy influence.


This fellow truly is the gift that keeps on giving folks. Too bad the Times Ledger didn’t ask some of Mr. Ciafone’s tenants here in north Brooklyn what they think of this fellow…

Quicklink: By Their Friends Ye $hall Know Them…


Ever wondered who this fellow is? I know I have. This is because I see his mug all over north Brooklyn.

QCscreencapCIAFANOWell, Queens Crap has the low-down. Here’s a teaser:

Astoria attorney John Ciafone is running for City Council District 22 (Astoria) to replace outgoing Peter Vallone, Jr. He has run previously for the council as well as for the assembly… What you may not know is that Ciafone currently appears on Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio’s slumlord list (for a property located in Greenpoint no less — Ed. Note). To his credit, he is on the “most improved” list, having reduced his violations from 195 to 2. He tried to donate to DeBlasio, but it was returned. Local council member/Vito Lopez protege Steve Levin and Queens BP candidates Peter Vallone and Melinda Katz apparently have no qualms about keeping his money, however…

Read it for yourselves here.


Otherwise, I will leave you with this footage from a campaign event from Christopher Olechowski’s campaign for 50th Assembly District Democratic Party Male Leader. At 0:28 you can see John J. Ciafone, Esquire, himself…

I encourage you all, gentle readers, to give ALL these videos (there are five total) a watch. They’re, um, interesting.

(Image Credit: Ciafone making aluminum siding look good comes courtesy of Queens Crap)

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Hot Dog

July 10, 2013 ·
Filed under: Astoria, Astoria Queens, New York City, Queens 

Hot Dog in a Cardboard-Bench Bun

Taken by Adrian Cabrero.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: 31st Street

June 29, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11205, Astoria, Astoria Queens 


I am not an Astoria resident, much less a constituent of  Ms. Simotasas. However, on July 2nd and July second only, that might have to change.

Racks. That’s pretty gnarly. I would even go so far to say it makes “Hooters” seem classy by comparison. So it goes.

In closing I would like to propose the following:

  1. a group of Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents be assembled
  2. said group attends this hearing
  3. at this convocation this group proposes that exchange for “Racks” we will give them 3-4 of our more problematic “eating and drinking establishments”

This is a fair trade if you ask me. Pervs in exchange for public pissers and pukers. Anyone care to get the ball rolling and suggest an establishment or two we can re-gift to our comrades in Queens?

UPDATE: Naturally I had to brig this choice item to the attention of my colleague in Queens. Here’s Crappy’s take:

It’s not steps away from anything. It’s in an industrial area. She’s full of crap. And Astoria people aren’t going to Harlem to testify about anything. Not to mention this is illegally posted on public property.

You can (and should) read these posts authored by Queens Crap about this situation by clicking here and here. You see, it would appear that the real interests being protected here are those of a developer who has a stalled “mixed use” development nearby. I know. Shocking.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Reward

March 1, 2013 ·
Filed under: Astoria, Astoria Queens, New York City, WTF 


Taken by Eriadorian.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Eye (Heart) NY

July 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11110, Astoria, Astoria Queens, Street Art 

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Taken by entropymedia.

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