New York Shitty Day Ender: LIVE GIRLS

From Queens Boulevard.

Miss Heather

Sunnyside Photo Du Jour: Diversification

April 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

Taken April 14, 2010.

Miss Heather

Sunnyside Photo Du Jour: Paradise

April 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

From Greenpoint Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Decisions, Decisions…

April 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

Taken April 14, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Sunnyside Selections

April 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, 11104, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

Photographic evidence that Sunnyside has much more than affordable rents. It also has some very nifty murals!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Hopeless

April 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11104, Street Art, Sunnyside 

From Queens Boulevard.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Remnants

This item hails from Sunnyside Blissville and comes courtesy of Noah Devereaux. Great shot!

Miss Heather

Now On The Blog Roll Of Gowanus Lounge Dot Com: IDT Energy

In regards to Bob Guskind (to whom they have dedicated a page) they write:

Bob Guskind was a unique man, and his writing will forever stand as a testament to the person that he was.

While we’ve bought the site Gowanus Lounge, we are not trying to replicate or replace his work or his spirit.  We intend to continue to explore issues that are important to the people of New York, while also addressing topics of concern to other markets and communities.

Bob Guskind’s work has been moved to another location where fans can continue to read his prose and benefit from the wisdom that he provided.

Speaking as someone who has had the benefit of Bob’s wisdom I found Gowanus Lounge 2.0’s linkage to “Energy Savings” and “IDT Energy” of particular interest. The Mister and I pointed and clicked. Here’s what we found:

Energy Savings

The IDT Energy Store (You can see the registration info by clicking here). When you click on “Company” here’s what you’ll find:

Yup, the same people who saw fit to plague my community with people hitting our buzzers— REPEATEDLY— stating they were from Con Ed and that they wanted to review our energy bills. Time and time again. This is not purely Greenpoint phenomenon either. You can read other accounts/musings/ranting regarding IDT’s chicanery by clicking on any of the following links:

But I do not want to suggest IDT has plied its dubious trade solely in the county of Kings. No sir, their nefarious reach goes much further. Which brings me to this delightful video submitted from a reader in Harlem.

Needless to say after the aforementioned barrage of negative publicity IDT has seen fit to retool its image. In the 20th century the last refuge for a scoundrel was religion. In the 21st Century miscreants and ne’er do wells go “green”…

and operate blogs: idtenergy.wordpress.com

In closing, I leave you with this choice morsel from Gowanus Lounge 1.0 dating from January 28, 2009. Note the comments (and all caps abuse). Here’s my favorite segment from someone who calls himself IDT EMPLOYEE:

PS: THE PEOPLE WHO CLAIM THEY GOT SCAMMED ARE IGNORANT & NEEDS TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND THEM. TO THOSE WHO DID NOT CHOSE THEIR ESCO HAVE FUN PAYING THOSE 3 EXTRA TAXES THAT IDT MEMBERS DO NOT PAY…

Can a leopard change its spots? I’ll leave it up to you, dear readers, to make the call All I ask is please be an informed consumer and do not take this businesses promises at face value. Exercise due diligence!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slideshow du Jour: American Graffiti

November 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Long Island City, Queens, Street Art, Sunnyside 

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Today I did something I have longed to do for some time: check out a rather extensive mural located the industrial no man’s land between Long Island City and Sunnyside. As I had long suspected, it was a lot more impressive up close. Although I wasn’t too keen on some of the hawkish content I was really happy I made the walk to see it. Follows is a slide show of the highlights. Enjoy!

As I said before: this is best appreciated in person. Go to the intersection of 35 Street and the Midtown Expressway and see it for yourself!

Miss Heather

Last Gasp: Remember to Vote Tomorrow!

Did you know Mike Bloomberg is running for mayor? If the numerous fliers and callers/hipster hitters of buzzers didn’t remind you of this fact maybe my answering machine (and inbox) will!

Just 24 more hours, dear readers, and it will be over.

Miss Heather

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