From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: After Dark

October 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

Neon lights & Wet pavements

School X-ING After Dark

Autumn in New York: Blackouts & Downed Trees

These lovely (if haunting) images were taken last night in Sunset Park by Ryan Rosa.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Brothers

September 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

Untitled

Taken by Steven R. Hazlett.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Vidar

Vidar: Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Chris Arnade (who took the above photograph) writes:

Vidar, 89, left Norway on a whaling ship at the age of 15 just prior to the start of WWII. Unable to return because of the war he joined the Merchant Marines, working as a gunner on cargo ships plying the North Atlantic. Four times he survived being sunk; once he was adrift in a life boat for five days.

After the war he immigrated to the then predominately Norwegian neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn where he found jobs on fishing boats. A hurricane in ’56 led to another rescue at sea. “That was enough. I moved to working on tug boats.” He retired in 1983. He recently was awarded the St. Olaf’s medal by the King for his service to Norway during the war.

I met him in one of my favorite bars in NYC, the Soccer Tavern (Soccer tavern one and Soccer tavern two). He had his first drink there in ’43 while in the Merchant Marines, and still tries to make it a few times a week. The neighborhood now is almost all Chinese, and the regulars, a mixture of Irish and Chinese, like to talk about the bar as the only Chirish bar in New York. “Back then there used to be six bars on this block. Now this is the only one in the whole area.”

New York Shitty Day Starter: A Gift For Mom

May 8, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

Hanging: Sunset Park Brooklyn

Chris Arnade (who took the above photograph in Sunset Park) writes:

Three guys hanging out. The stuffed pig is Raoul’s mothers gift for Mothers Day.

Nothing says love like a pig (I speak from personal experience when I write this). Happy Mother’s Day, New York Shitty!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Ismail

April 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

Barber of Barber's: Sunset Park Brooklyn

Taken by Chris Arnade.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part I: Sunset Park

April 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

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Taken by entropymedia.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Bodega

April 8, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11232, Brooklyn, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

Bodega, Sunset Park, Brooklyn (Bessa-L)

Taken by ravikjolly.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Brooklyn Army Terminal

February 23, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

Brooklyn Army Terminal

Taken by Justin Mair.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Shoes

January 11, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

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Taken by Single Linds Reflex.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Swing

January 4, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

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This wonderful slice of life comes from Sunset Park and was taken by Single Linds Reflex.

Miss Heather

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