Queens Photo Du Jour: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Some of the people reading this are aware that the Mister’s birthday is coming— and soon. I mention this because he has been agonizing about how to celebrate it. FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS. I am not exaggerating when I write that his “plans” have changed on a near daily basis. As of last night he stated he wanted to go a jazz club. When asked what I thought about this I told him that while not too crazy about his choice, it was his birthday and he can do what he wants.

What tomorrow will bring, who knows? All I’m saying is if he doesn’t make up his mind soon I will make it for him. And as of today “Passions” made the list.* I wonder if they offer these lubes in flights (like brandy or port)— or if this purely an a la carte affair?

Miss Heather

*Just kidding. I think.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Seriously Good Stuff

Noah Devereaux writes:

You’ve been running some of my photos from the flickr pool for a while and I figured I should introduce myself and let you know how much I appreciate your blogging of daily eccentricities. When I moved to New York over a year ago and trying to figure out where to live, NYShitty was one of the things that brought the Garden Spot to my attention. I was drawn by the unpretentious quirkiness that I saw in your pictures and now that I’ve been living here for a while, I don’t want to live anywhere else.

For the past few months I’ve been working on a project about our local treasure, Newtown Creek, that you’ve been running photos from. I’m a photographer professionally but have been bumming around the creek out of personal curiosity and it’s great to be able to have the work in progress seen by a local audience. I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of the pictures already but I have a selection of works so far at my website.

Give Noah’s shots a look-see. They’re amazing!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Queens Selections

As I mentioned previously today I took an afternoon sojourn in Queens. Truth be told, I was not in “in the zone”. Some days I am more photographically-inclined than others. But I did have my moments— such as the above image. It has a certain Edward Hopper quality I kind of like. What was even more interesting is what I stumbled upon— quite literally— immediately after taking said photo.

A motel fit for a queen— albeit one on a tight schedule. I told the Mister this is where I want to spend our fourth wedding anniversary. He quipped that he was nonplussed that they don’t charge by the quarter hour. So it goes. Without further ado here are some shots from today’s sojourn around Queens. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can view this slide show in larger format (which I recommend) by clicking here.

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: BP

May 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Queens, Sunnyside 

From Queens Plaza East.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Sunnyside Shines!

May 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

This magic moment has been brought to you courtesy of Rose Sol. Love it!!!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Rails

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Altitude

Before I proceed with this post I would like make it known that today’s postage will be decidedly lite. There are two reasons for this:

  1. For those of you who are not in the know, my mother has paid our fair city a visit. She left yesterday. I have been running around a lot the last week.
  2. In the process of said “running around” I managed to pick up head cold. Lucky me.

I am tired. But not too tired to share this shot taken by fellow Shit Tit enthusiast, my very own mother, as her plane approached La Guardia Airport.

What first caught her eye was how the sun seemed to be shining right on them as if to say:

Welcome to Greenpoint!

Potential tourist attraction or not, they certainly make for a striking view for would-be visitors and this photograph lends a note of veracity to Emily Lloyd’s assertion that these bad boys (girls?) can be seen from the Empire State Building!

In closing (and for those of you who care to know) my mother had a grand time. She was unable to attend the visitor’s center grand opening due to a scheduling conflict but did pay Mr. Acconci’s fountain its respects. She was impressed. But arguably the most interesting part of her visit to New York was not to be had by her at all. It was by a friend of hers —we’ll call “S”— and it came to pass in Queens.

Long story made very short, “S” had to change hotels. So my mother, being helpful, recommended the Best Western City View in Sunnyside. She spent the night there and got up bright and early to catch her 5:30 a.m. flight. When she ducked into the lobby at 3:30 a.m. the desk clerk appeared to be nervous. He suggested— repeatedly— that she wait for her car in the lounge and added that he had just made a fresh pot of coffee. She refused— repeatedly— and as a result became privy to a hushed conversation between said desk clerk and a potential “client”. She only caught a snippet, but that snippet pretty much says it all:

It will be $60 in cash and you have to leave by 7:00 a.m.

“S” did not see this chap’s “companion” or ascertain how much she (he?) cost, but given she had not set foot in our fair city in 25 years suffice it to say it made for quite a memorable conclusion to her visit.

Miss Heather

Sunnyside Photo Du Jour: Home

April 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

From the Long Island Expressway.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Sunnyside

April 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

From 46 Street.

Miss Heather

Sunnyside Photos Du Jour: Spring

April 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

From Queens Boulevard.

Miss Heather

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