Quicklinks: DNA.info Via Free Williamsburg

September 14, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Criminal Activity, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 


The title says it all— but you can read DNA.info’s coverage by clicking here.

And The Advertisement Placement Award Goes To…

September 12, 2013 ·
Filed under: New York City, Wow, WTF 


the New York Times. Here’s the deal:

  • I have a very strong stomach. One has to have one in order to live in north Brooklyn (or New York City, for that matter).
  • The declining quality of the reporting featured on the “Grey Lady” nowadays is bad enough.
  • Do we have to be visually assaulted by a foot which appears to belong to the Crypt Keeper as well? I really do not think this is too much to ask.

Now if you do not mind, I am off to procure more eye bleach…

Dung Of The Day: Special 34th City Council District Edition

August 29, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Dung of the Day, Other Shit, Wow 

(Or: God Bless the Internet)

That’s right folks, you read the title of this post correctly: “Dung of the Day”. Those of you who have followed New York Shitty for some time are undoubtedly aware that the initial premise of this site was documenting the rather pervasive problem with poop in my community. Over the years I have gone in a different direction. There are two reasons for this:

  1. As I became more attuned to the issues facing Greenpoint (and north Brooklyn, for that matter) and noticed they were not getting attention via the “mainstream media” I decided that this blog would be an excellent means raising awareness about them.
  2. I have seen so much magnificent merde— be it human, canine or otherwise— that quite frankly I have become acclimatized to it. I have become a shit snob.

Well, today while walking around Bushwick that changed.

To preface: today I met up with a buddy of mine who resides in the 34th City Council District. This person has been generous enough to save and share the manifold number of Vito Lopez campaign material which has found its way to his/her mailbox. This, of course, includes the infamous example of Team Gropez’s rather interesting use of Photoshop. The “plan” was to take a tour of the 34th and its Industrial Business Zone. Yours truly played “tour guide”. Granted, I do not actually reside in the 34th— but neither does Mr. Lopez for that matter and I digress.

One part of our peregrinations was Melrose Street. There we saw an affordable housing project being built at the behest of the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council. Just a Snapple bottle’s toss away we found something so extraordinary it merited a mention on this blog. Be afraid. Be very afraid.



This is one of two homeless encampments to be found on said street. As you can see, something has gone very wrong.



Unfortunately, I did not have the presence of mind to tote along a tape measure. Thus, I had to repurpose a locally-sourced, gently used bottle of Snapple so as to establish a sense of scale. Regardless, this is rather impressive once one gets past the revulsion/”upchuck” factor. I can assure you, gentle readers, I came to the estimate of 30″ in a very deliberate— if not exactly scientific— fashion. More specifically: when I arrived back at Chez Shitty I ran a Google search for “How tall is a bottle of Snapple?” The following speaks for itself.



But let’s get back to the conclusion on this tale of turdage. My travelling companion and I continued our walk down Melrose. As we did we noticed a number of Maritza Davila posters. That’s when my friend noted:

Too bad you didn’t take that Lopez mailer with you.

My reply was as follows:

Oh, but I did!


“Ouch” indeed…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: From Air To Infinity

August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: New York City, Wow 


Taken by Riibatas.

Greenpoint To Get The “Poor Door” Policy?

August 22, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Gentrification, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 


If the developers of 77 Commercial Street have it their way, that would appear to be the case. Read it and weep.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: DANGER

July 26, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Wow, WTF 


A fellow named Jay (who took the above photography today, July 26, 2013) writes:

I would never entertain the idea of cooling off in the East River no matter how high the temp reached. These four teenagers disagree…

I’ve been away from Brooklyn for about a year. I don’t think the River is much cleaner than when I left. So, what the fuck?
And, yes, these kids could read that sign in English.

Hope all is well with you…

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Very Special Opportunity

July 12, 2013 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City, Wow, WTF 




In the annals of wanting something for nothing, this (as found on Craigslist) is truly a stand-out. Exactly why one needs to submit a photo so as to clean up cat shit and piss— for no compensation whatsoever— is beyond me. Perhaps this is some hitherto unknown fetish which has escaped yours truly’s attention? If so, it must be a pretty rare one since this individual saw fit to repost this item a month after his/her initial solicitation. I wonder if he/she got any takers?

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Artisanal Cream Cheese!

July 6, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Gentrification, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Wow, WTF 


No kids, this is not a joke. Exactly how far “off the beaten path” is North 7 Street and Bedford Avenue? It’s beaten to death. This is why it is a hellhole.

Credits/Props go out to my landlord for this gem. Thanks!

Quicklink: WTF???

June 26, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Asshole, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Wow, WTF 


Your eyes are not deceiving you. You can read the whole gruesome story by clicking here. A few thoughts/observations:


  1. As it would happen, I know where this grisly find was made: North 10 Street between Wythe and Kent Avenue. The above photo was taken June 24th. You can see the Wythe Hotel in the background. It appears to be a homeless encampment and it has been here for some time. (Think: at least a month.) When one thinks about it, that makes this despicable act even more despicable: in addition to animal cruelty, the miscreant responsible for this had to leave his (?) “gift” in someone’s “home”. Being homeless is bad enough in and of itself. Really folks.
  2. Where these alligator parts were found is very close to the Bushwick Inlet Park Soccer Field. Where, some of you might recall, someone saw fit to hang the body of a dead cat to the goal post recently.

View Larger Map

Is this the handiwork of the same person? Whose to say? Personally, I hope it is because the thought of two people engaging in this kind of behavior makes my blood boil. In any case it is sick as hell and I hope the authorities catch the person(s) responsible.

New York Shitty Video Du Jour: North 10 Street

June 18, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Planet Entitlement, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Wow, WTF 

A fallen tree proves to be a getting back to nature cum video opportunity.

(Taken June 18, 2013.)

  • NYS Flickr Pool

    Avenue of the BravestConey IslandAstoria Street ArtEast RiverLower East Side
  • Ads