Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Taxi

May 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 

taxi

From North 9 Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: R.I.P. On Milton

May 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

As I mentioned in the previous post I spent Mother’s Day Sunday by kicking back and taking it easy. Doing nothing is something I am not exactly something I am very adept at. I am by my very nature a restless person and as the day waxed into evening I felt the urge to get out and take a walk. It was on Milton Street across from the American Playground I found this absolutely amazing “urban gravestone”.

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restin

parapapa

feelingfroggy

Per a woman enjoying her Sunday afternoon nearby (and who asked me if I was the “New York Shitty lady”!) this mural was started on Saturday and completed today. It took only twenty fours hours (if that) to complete this lovely tribute to two loved ones whose lives ended tragically early. Those of you who have the time and inclination really should go to  Milton Street between West and Franklin and see this wonderful work of art in person. The above photographs do not do it justice.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Little Apples In The Big Apple

May 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

dupontstreetapples

This most unexpected find hails from a junction box on Dupont Street just east of Manhattan Avenue. While hardly the most stylish or refined example of street art to be found in the Garden Spot of the Universe these apples brought a smile to my face. I hope they did the same for you!

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Slice

April 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Street Art 

streetpizza

From Montrose Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Have A Good Evening!

April 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

haveagoodeveningnys

From Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Oy Vey!

April 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 

oyveynys

From Graham Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Toy Soldiers

April 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

toy-soldiersnys

From Kent Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Dreamcatcher

April 25, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 

dreamsmugsniffer

This delightful flight of fancy hails from Ainslie Street and comes courtesy of Mugsniffer who writes:

An industrialized dreamcatcher in Williamsburg.

A brave new dreamcatcher for a brave new world. Great shot!

Miss Heather

Attention All Urban Photographers & Street Art Enthusiasts

April 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: Culture War, Street Art, Williamsburg 

meatnys

If you happen to be on River Street do not take a picture of this.

face-on-rivernys

And sure as hell don’t shutterbug this.

Why, you ask? Because if you do it might result in you (and your husband) being questioned by New York’s Finest as to what you are doing. This is what happened to the Mister and I this evening.

viewtonorthsidepiers

Hello there, we see you’re taking photographs— why?

Miss Heather: I think the shadows and diagonals are visually pleasing.

river-street-at-7-pmnys

We saw you take photographs of graffiti back there.

Miss Heather: Yeah, someone spray-painted the word “meat” on the wall and I found it interesting.

Because it’s sort of “beefy”?

Miss Heather: Exactly. I happen to be a vegetarian.

Seeing where this conversation was headed (nowhere good— and soon) the Mister jumped in and after some more “dialoging”, they left us to go about our business. Inasmuch as interfacing with the NYPD can be amicable it was: tense, but polite. Still the experience left me wondering:

Why?

Perhaps these chaps have been instructed to watch photographers— especially those who happen to document “graffiti”? The only logic at work here I can think of is the presumption that when people (such as myself) document this stuff it is going to somehow encourage the people responsible for it to continue their nefarious work (and, in so doing, lower everyone’s “quality of life”). I suppose this is possible. BUT

deadbuildingwalking

it’s been my experience that derelict buildings (of which north Brooklyn has many— such as the one above example which is located around the corner) do more than their fair share of lowering my quality of life.

kentaveeyesore

Nice, eh?

elik

The above can be found on the front door of this Kent Street deadiface. Call me subversive, but I don’t really see how this could possibly be construed as making this building an eyesore. It has achieved that very readily on its own. Rather smashingly, I will add. One piece of street art graffiti isn’t going to make any difference; if anything the above bit of mischief adds some sorely needed “value” to this turd. It certainly makes me smile, anyway.

Speaking of which, a building doesn’t have to be old and decrepit to elicit social commentary, oh, I mean graffiti.

hipsters-move-out

northsidepiers

CASE IN POINT: Northside Piers.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: You Gotta Have Hope

April 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 

happiness

tomsawyer

gitanarosa

dickcheney

forkyes

From Hope Street.

Miss Heather

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