The Word On The Street, Part II: VOTE

How does one voice his/her dissatisfaction with a selection of candidates? Well, as yours truly learned today in Sunnyside there’s stating you’d prefer to vote for Adolf Hitler for starters. Note the annotation “AKA Big Pig” and devil horns/donkey ears. Nice…

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Sunnyside

May 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11377, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

Taken May 31, 2011.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Stroll In Queens

Reflection

As promised, here are some highlights from yesterday’s sojourn around Queens. Before we proceed I’d like to tender a few thoughts/teasers:

  1. I stumbled upon not one but two clownmobiles. Slap happy after four hours of walking I have fun with the owners of one of them.
  2. Just as in the fine borough of Kings if a patch of drying cement is left unattended in Queens someone will draw penis on it.
  3. After finding another “adult film” discarded by the railroad tracks on Skillman Avenue yours truly has decided to start a “found porn” map. Is anyone with me on this?

Without further ado, here it is. Enjoy!

You can view this slide show in larger format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Greenpoint Avenue

March 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens, Urban Fur 

Taken March 12, 2011.

Miss Heather

Long Island City Photo du Jour: Red Riding Hood

From Skillman Avenue.

Miss Heather

A Very Special Urban Fur: Calvary Cemetery Style!

Today I had the pleasure of taking a lengthy sojourn with the imitable proprietors of Forgotten-NY and The Newtown Pentacle. It was after the first leg of our tour that Mitch Waxman, the author of the former site, took me on a tour of Calvary Cemetery.

And I learned that not all the “residents” therein have two legs!

Per Mitch, Calvary is hoppin’ with these little guys (and gals). We are talking about rabbits after all!

Here’s a little footage I shot of this handsome little fellow. As you will see he is not too big on humans. Living ones, anyway!

Special thanks go out to Mitch for taking the time to show me some of the finer points of Calvary (among other things) today. In closing, I’d like to mention the reason why he and Kevin were taking a walk today: they are in the planning stages for a tour of points Long Island City, Sunnyside and beyond. This will come to pass April 16— so mark your calendars!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I will be compiling a slide show of sights— and sounds— from today’s sojourn so check back!

 

 

 

Quicklink: This Is Why We’re Angry

This item comes courtesy of my friend at Sheepshead Bites. Please give it a read as the content makes it all too clear how some neighborhoods get more diligent treatment than others. On that note I am going to crib— with credit— Sheepshead Bites work so as to illustrate the difference between my street and Bloomberg’s.

“Patience” my ass. This B62 bus (and numerous others) parked on our thoroughfares are not only inconveniences which afflict working Brooklynites but Long Island Cityites as well. But why should that matter? We do not live in Manhattan.

Well done, Bloomturd!

Care to juxtapose your block with Bloomies? Send me a 300 by 400 pixel jpeg and I’ll do the rest!

missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: The photo of Bloomberg’s block was taken by BrooklynQ, the blogger behind WhiteTrashBBQ, a NYC barbecue website.

LAST GASP: Good Day New York

When I heard my buddy Laura was going to be on Good Day New York I was really excited for her. Naturally she was very nervous— but as you can see she did just fine. You go, girl!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Newtown Creek Selections

September 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, 11222, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

Newtown Creek

When I saw the above photo on Flickr it was love at first sight. So I asked Verbunkos, the person who shot it, if I could post it. Despite being a “two bit blogger” I like to exercise some semblance of professional courtesy. This goes double in regards to photography. As a fellow artist (who has been ripped off) I am very sensitive to this kind of thing. He replied:

Yes, definitely! There are a few more from earlier in the year as well…

Over the last few weeks I tried to visit all the public access points to our beloved creek, though I am sure missed a few. There are some mallards bathing in the shot of Maspeth Creek, poor guys…

Without further ado here they are. The last is my favorite. Enjoy!

Thanks again verbunkos!

Miss Heather

Queens Photos Du Jour: NYCamo

From Queens Boulevard.

Miss Heather

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