Spotted At The Queens Midtown Expressway: Man Eater

Taken March 12, 2011.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Blue & White

March 9, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens 

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Nathan Kensinger Does Newtown Creek

I am pleased to announce Nathan Kensinger is back with another installment of photo essay goodness! This time he has directed his camera and commentary to Newtown Creek. Do take a moment and give this a read. It’s very good stuff!

Miss Heather

…And The Results Are In!

Remember that vote about how the ~$7,000,000 of funds the DEC recently allocated against nearly 40 years of being non-complaint with DEP regulations should be spent? Well, here are the results.

One thing I found of particular interest was individuals under the age of 21 we classified as “youth votes”. It rather bothered me, truth be told. If 18 years of age is good enough for city, state and national elections (and registering for the draft which would theoretically— if not in reality— result in some of these youths being sent to fight for their country) why are these individuals not classified as adults? So I emailed David Rivel (of the City Parks Foundation, which conducted this process) to ask why.

And here’s his answer.

So there have you.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Only 699 responses?!? God that’s pathetic.

New York Shitty Day Starter: From The Other Side

Noah Devereaux, who took the above photograph, opines:

I should wake up early more often.

Agreed. Truly stunning!

Miss Heather

Blissville Photo Du Jour: Review Avenue

November 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Street Art 

Taken November 15, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: The Creek

This absolutely stunning shot of Newtown Creek comes courtesy of Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

Another Greenpoint Gal (Finally) Gets Her Props

When upon receiving the above newsletter from a friend* at this week’s Community Board 1 meeting I could not conceal my glee. This, in turn, elicited the interest of woman sitting next to me. A “reporter” from “Brooklyn Ink”:

Are you a member of the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee?

She asked. I replied:

No.

Then a buddy of mine chimed up, said she was and I was ditched like yesterday’s Peter Pan’s dough nuts. I recall B’ink saying:

I love Greenpoint.

To wit I replied:

Don’t we all?

Sat down and let her go about her business. That being (inasmuch as I can ascertain) kissing my friend’s ass. Where is this post going, you ask? Well for starters:

  1. Instead of going after one topic like a barracuda— that is presuming you actually care about the subject/neighborhood you have been assigned— you should go to the trouble to converse with the people meet along the way. That’s where the “good stuff” is to be found in my experience. What’s more talking to people is fun. Try it some time.
  2. I have become acclimatized to being denied any semblance of “respectability” by the establishment by virtue of my web site’s url and the fact I do not possess a piece of paper (READ: an English or Journalism degree) that states I can be reporter. I do not like it. I do not accept it. It is what it is.
  3. But what goes around comes around: New York Shitty was the Village Voice’s pick of “Best Neighborhood Blog” for 2009— and one of the blogs featured in their “I Blog NY” issue.
  4. And, at long last, Victoria Belanger has gotten proper credit for her creation: the Shit Tits rendered in Jell-O. From the people who really count: the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee itself!

You can read this pamphlet in its entirety by clicking here.

Way to go, Victoria! Although I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention I was on the vanguard of this shitsationin 2007— albeit while sporting a gas mask, tassels, a parasol and handing out Tootsie Rolls to terrified children while amused parents watched on.

Miss Heather

*Thanks! For the sake of maintaining your respectability I will keep your identity anonymous.

Have You Ever Been To DUGABO?

Newtown Creek Cruise 5

If not, here’s your golden opportunity! Next month the Working Harbor Committee will be conducting its annual fall cruise of the ‘creek! For more details (or to order tickets) you should contact the tour chairman, Bernard Ente, via email at: bernard (at) workingharbor (dot) org. Otherwise, you can get a sneak peek of what visual (and olfactory) delights await you by clicking here!

Miss Heather

Image Credits: Mitch Waxman of the Newtown Pentacle

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Two Feet, Two Boroughs, Three Bridges & Four Hours

As I intimated yesterday I took a four hour photo walk with an occasional contributor to the New York Shitty photo pool and full-time Greenpointer: Noah Devereaux. He was the tour guide. Where he went, I followed. Chattering a great deal of the way. The following should give you some idea of our route.

We started at Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenue at 6:00 p.m. and, almost four hours later, ended up back there. The following slide show (including the lovely, if surreal, shots of the ecological wonder that is English Kills— which grace the beginning of this post) features everything in between. Enjoy!

As always you can (and should) view these images in large format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

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