New York Shitty Day Starter: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

Taken by Nellies78.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: The Word On The Street

October 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11217, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

prospect park

rick's place, prospect park

These visions hail from Prospect Park and come courtesy of Marie Viljoen.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Special Delivery

A person we’ll call “M” writes (in an email entitled “Park Slope Pooper”):

Hi Miss H,

As you noticed from my facebook status, I had a close-up shitty encounter in my building vestibule today. I thought you might appreciate the lowdown.

The initial sighting was upon leaving the apartment a little after noon. The vestibule is between two supposedly locked doors. The first door is between the street and the mailboxes and a couple of non-live work spaces (both of which are currently rented). And the second separates the vestibule from the stairway to the apartments within.

The outer door is malfunctioning. Again. Last time, I had a renewal credit card stolen and some happy thief charged themselves a few trinkets and some flashy new duds. The time before, a mail-order purchase never arrived, or more likely it was stolen. But this time, I got the prize.

Poop. A big, smelly blob of shit and a couple of shit-streaked paper towels strewn nearby, icing on the freakin’ cake.

The best thing about this is, there is no super or landlord onsite. Anything that happens on the weekend, you are, pardon the pun, SOL. If you want the poop cleaned up, you’re doing the cleaning. Unless you want step over a pile of feces all weekend.

I have several neighbors, but unless everyone stayed in their homes this morning, they must have seen, and just stepped over the offensive pile. Someone had sprayed a copious amount of lemon-scented air freshener in the hallway (it was needed) but no one had bothered to even contact the landlord about the incident prior to my doing so. Sadly, this “someone will take care of it” attitude is common in my building and my rapidly-changing neighborhood. Yea, someone else. Notes posted in the hall and repeated emails to each tenant instructing them to shut the “security” door firmly and make sure it is fastened properly, have fallen on deaf ears.

So, while holding my breath and with multiple layers of makeshift plastic bags as “gloves” protecting my hands, I cleaned up the disgusting human waste and poured disinfectant on the toilet-spot. But before I did so, I snapped these shots that I thought you would appreciate. Excuse the blurriness, but I was fighting off a stench that surpasses that of Newtown Creek after the rains.

Now that the Park Slope Pooper has found vestige in my vestibule, what can I anticipate finding tomorrow morning?

Feel free to post my sad tale, and please keep my identity/contact info confidential.

Happy Saturday!

Right back at ya, M!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: A Love Letter From North 3 Street

Taken August 5, 2011.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Don’t get mad at me. I live in Greenpoint!

Quicklink: Prospect Park Litter Mob

July 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11215, Brooklyn, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn 

Ever since Brownstoner announced the good news about this web site yours truly has been hooked. The exotic assortment of “accoutrements” Ms. Viljoen’s posse discovered on their latest litter round-up, well, speaks for itself. I am particularly intrigued by the middle item on the bottom row. If anyone reading this could explain to me exactly how this contraption “works” I will be eternally grateful. But I digress.

A particularly provocative entry (in my humble opinion, anyway) is this one. It expounds upon a tome by Geoffrey Croft (of New York City Parks Advocates) which asserts that volunteer groups should not go too far when policing our fair city’s parks. While I definitely agree with his sentiment (our city only allocates less than one half of one percent of its budget towards our public spaces), what exactly are we as citizens to do in the meantime?* I’ll let you, gentle readers, look at the imagery at left and draw your own conclusions.

In closing, I spoke to the founder of this site earlier this week. I asked her what the tipping point was. E.g.; when she finally deemed that a litter mob (and accompanying web site documenting their “finds”) was necessary. Her answer was as follows:

After meeting a thundering wall of silence after making numerous complaints.

However, she did add that after embarking upon this endeavor that the Parks Department do seem to be addressing issues in a more timely fashion. So there have you.

Check it out!

Miss Heather

*It should be noted that Ms. Viljoen has reached out to Mr. Croft two times via email. As of the writing of this post she has yet to get a response.

 

 

 

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Ice-QT

May 26, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11217, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn, Street Art 

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Taken by Lost In Brooklyn.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show du Jour: Found At Prospect Park

These guys (and gals)!

Naptime

I will not lie to you: yours truly has been in an exceptionally bad mood today. However, who can resist cracking a smile when she had the honor of doing the “lunchtime” shift for a quartet of kittens found recently in (get this) a wood-chipper at Prospect Park? Thankfully for these little ones they were brought to the attention of a Parks employee/fellow Greenpointer named Jonathan and now call the Garden Spot their home. Eventually they will be seeking a permanent place to hang their hats*— but in the meantime behold the mind-boggling cuteness for yourself!

Miss Heather

*When that time comes I will post the details here!

TOMORROW: A Celebration of All of Brooklyn’s Irish American Community

March 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11215, Brooklyn, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn 

Although this event is not in north Brooklyn in light of the recent hate crime in Williamsburg I feel compelled to pass it along. Tomorrow, March 20, 2011, the guys and gals of Lambda Independent Democrats will be having a press release and counter-demonstration (celebration?) calling for a more inclusive Irish American Day Parade in our fair borough:

Press Conference to Call for a More Inclusive
Brooklyn Irish American Day Parade
March 20, 2011 starting at 1:00 p.m.
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street (at 7th Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York 11215

You can get the full rundown (including the deets for after party) by checking out Lambda Independent Democrats web site or this event’s Facebook page.

Miss Heather

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