New York Shitty Day Starter: Shock The Monkey

August 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11232, Street Art, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

From 32nd Street.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Meet The Iron Lady

August 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

This afternoon/evening yours truly went on a photo walk with a frequent contributor of my photo pool: Carnade. Knowing my affection for Mexican culinary items we decided to check out Sunset Park. He played tour guide. Where he went, I followed. One of the stops we made was at the above bodega: Sam’s Grocery. It is, as I learned, a very curious place. For starters I met Sam: he is Lebanese. For those of you playing along at home (and to make it perfectly clear) we are in a bodega which sells Mexican groceries whose (very nice) proprietor hails from the Middle East. Stuff such as this is why I love New York City. But it gets much more interesting, as you will see.

Meet Sam’s bodega cat in residence. Carnade inquired as to what this fetching feline’s name was.

Thatcher.

Sam replied. Carnade and I couldn’t believe what we just heard so we asked again.

Thatcher, you know after the British Prime Minister. It’s a nice name, yes?

Sam said.

Me (once I absorbed what I have just heard):

I guess it depends on one’s politics.

Then Carnade asked the $64,000 question:

Do you like Margaret Thatcher?

To wit Sam gave the coup de grace:

No, I hate her.

And then he proceeded to explain why. Inasmuch I could ascertain Sam’s dislike of Ms. Thatcher had something to do with Cyprus. Exactly why Sam elected to name this (very friendly) cat after the Iron Lady remains a mystery. Methinks it is probably better that way.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Summer Love

August 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11220, 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

Young love in Sunset Park

This great shot hails from Sunset Park and comes from (who else?) Carnade.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Blowing Water

July 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Sunset Park 

This item comes from Carnade who writes:

In my favorite park….. If only I could of captured the 40 older Chinese dancing right beyond the gates….

Miss Heather

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

June 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Sunset Park 

This, a detail of a Sunset Park sex shop replete with 24 hour “viewing booths”,  comes courtesy of Carnade. Perhaps I am reading too much into this but I find its use of crab imagery is a wee bit disquieting.

Miss Heather

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