New York Shitty Day Starter: Marina

September 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11377, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Queens 

Marina: Jackson Heights, Queens

Chris Arnade (who took the above portrait) writes:

The transsexual sex workers of Jackson Heights cluster around an all-night bakery, sipping coffee, tea, looking for Johns, and dodging the very drunk men. Almost all are Latin or Black. Little English is spoken.

In Hunts Point the sex workers are driven by addiction, by the need to get the daily fix. In Jackson Heights that is not the case. As Marina said to me, “The women, they are all vain. They want the latest boob job, the latest Hermes bag, the latest butt injection, and the latest makeup. They want cash honey. Cash. Kajing! You know what I am talking about? “

In contrast to Hunts Point, there is a sense of contentment and few apologies. “This is me. Take it or leave it.”

She herself is from Honduras. Her story is very common. She knew she wanted to be girl when she was child, and fled to New York City, For the last few years she has been working the streets. Her family mostly knows what she does and is supportive.

The police are also much more respectful than in Hunts Point, focusing on keeping the overall area safe. “The men get rowdy, get drunk, and behave awfully. I don’t care if these women are men, nobody has a right to treat them like garbage.”

 

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: 100 Days Of Summer

August 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens 

Summer in the City

Charles Le Brigand writes:

During summer, Armando sells pre-cut mangos, watermelon as well as ice cold tamarindo and horchata aguas outside his bodega in a quiet street in Jackson Heighs, Queens.

 

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: A 37th Road PSA

Taken May 1, 2012.

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

April 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11372, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens 

Decisions, Decisions, Patel Brothers, Queens (Bessa-L)

The above slice of heaven hails from Patel Brothers spice shop and comes courtesy of ravikjolly.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Mannequins

April 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11372, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens 

From Beverly Boutique in Jackson Heights.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: The Queen of Queens

The Queen Of Queens

Of this, one of yours trulys favorite people, the taker of the above photograph, SeanieDawg, writes:

Oswaldo Gomez, the self-appointed “Queen of Queens” has been spotted all over NYC, never without his trusted parrot and not pictured, his little poodle. Both of these creatures are just as colorful as he is, and although this picture was taken in Coney Island, he resides in Jackson Heights, Queens.

I honestly cannot believe I missed this item before— so here it is! Thanks again, SeanieDawg!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I have word her dog’s name is Carino. No word on what her feathered friend, though.

Jackson Heights Photos du Jour: A Little Sunshine On A Dreary Day

As some of you might recall I featured a photograph of this lass earlier this year. It was taken by none other than the immensely talented (and very nice) Steven R. Hazlett in Chelsea. So you can imagine my delight, dear readers, when I stumbled upon “Lady Gaga’s Grandmother” (also known as Oswaldo Gomez)  herself today on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights! Not only was she (and furry friend) looking fine (as always) but she even complimented me on my hair! You can see more pictures of Oswaldo by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Happy New Year From New York Shitty!

January 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11372, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Queens 

Listo El Poljo: Elmhurst Queens

When I awakened this morning I discovered so much good stuff in my photo pool I could not resist sharing a slew of them today. This comely trio of lasses comes courtesy of Chris Arnade and hails from Jackson Heights!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Saris & Jewelry

November 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11372, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens 

Saris and Jewelry: Jackson Heights

Taken by Carnade.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Abdul

September 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11377, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Woodside, Woodside Queens 

Islam in New York: Abdul in Woodside

Taken by Carnade.

Miss Heather

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