New York Shitty Photos du Jour: The Pulaski Bridge

As taken today January 18th, 2012.

Since I am vaguely on the subject, I would like to take a moment to bring two pieces of legislation to everyone’s attention: the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, better known as “SOPA” and “PIPA”. While I have little doubt most of you are already aware of what these are about, PC World has a rather balanced article on the subject which can be read here.

Speaking for myself— and New York Shitty being my web site I am going to take the liberty of tendering my two cents— I am against SOPA and PIPA. I, as many others, will readily concede online piracy is a problem. However, these pieces of legislation have— at least potentially— very serious ramifications. Ramifications which could endanger sites like this one.* I would also be remiss if I did not point out that some of the supporters of SOPA and PIPA are habitual plagiarizers of this site. I will leave it to your powers of deduction to determine about whom I am writing.

In any case if any of you, dear readers, agree with my take and want to add your voice to the opposition (which includes Internet notables such as Craigslist, Google and Wikipedia, among others) you can sign an online petition protesting SOPA and PIPA by clicking here. Thank you.

*Which today was cited by Mayoral candidate Tom Allon as: “…one of the great bulwarks against corruption and incompetence we have in this city.”

LAST GASP: More Dumping At The Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch?

January 13, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

As some of you might recall, a lot of noise has been made, well, about the noise emanating from the property adjacent to the Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch. For those of you who are not in the know, you can get up to speed by clicking here. I have not heard any complaints about this matter— or piece of public space— for several days. No worries, now I have a new one. Laura writes:

Hi Heather!
These pictures aren’t the greatest because Mike used his cell phone to take the photos. But Mike saw a Parks Dept employee dump a bunch of bushes in the Newtown Creek. (He’s not sure if there was anything else). He called ST (Stephanie Thayer, Parks Supervisor for all parks in Community Board 1 and Executive Chair of Open Space Alliance— Ed. Note.), who says something will be done.

Was this the handiwork of a Parks Department employee? Quite frankly it is too hard to tell given the photographs. However, this is one piece of foliage that didn’t make it to mulchfest!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Grand Street Bridge

December 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Newtown Creek 

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Quicklink: Black Gold Flows In Queens

December 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Newtown Creek 

It would appear Newtown Creek just can’t get a break! Click here and read about the latest “gusher” to grace the Seine of north Brooklyn!*

*And southern western Queens, of course.

New York Shitty Day Starter: From DUPALIC* With Love

November 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island, Long Island City, Newtown Creek 

Taken November 26, 2011.

*Down Under the Pulaski At Long Island City.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Maspeth

November 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11378, Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill Queens, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Newtown Creek 

Taken November 25, 2011.

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Greenpoint Avenue Bridge

November 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

Taken November 25, 2011.

New York Shitty Photos du Jour: Manhattan Avenue Kayak Launch

November 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek 

Taken November 4, 2011.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Brooklyn Side

296/365 - Newtown Creek, Brooklyn side.

Taken by Gina Herold.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Newtown Creek

Taken October 23, 2011.

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