New York Shitty Day Starter: Hate

November 15, 2009 by
Filed under: 11222, Asshole, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Last night after having long overdue catch-up time with a friend of mine over dinner I found this turd affixed to a pay phone in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 862 Manhattan Avenue.


Don’t bother trying to find it. Immediately after taking the above photograph I tore it off and threw it in the garbage (where it rightfully belongs).

For those of you who are wondering “.cc” is the country code for the Cocos (Kealing) Islands, an Australian territory. Mind you, the peeps responsible for producing this sticker (and the website listed therein) are not Aussies: they hail from the good ‘ol U.S. of A. Arkansas as best as I can deduce.* I know this because I looked at their web site (which I will NOT link to out of principle— look it up yourself). A noose graces “Tightrope’s” header and they offer such niceties as mouse pads emblazoned with Barack Obama depicted as a monkey, swastikas and other neo-Nazi crap; exclamations of “Celtic Pride” (which is sort of weird considering the so-called “master race” was supposedly Nordic in origin. The Normans and Celts were enemies. Ask any Irishman or Basque.) and my personal favorite: “The Original Boys in the ‘Hood” (which a sports a number of Klansmen wearing hoods. A double entendre. How clever!).

Speaking as someone who spent a fair amount of her childhood in what the Yankees here call “the south” (Texas**) it has been my observation that the most vocal proponents of white supremacy (such as the people who produced and saw fit to affix this sticker to a Greenpoint pay phone) are the biggest arguments against it. I moved to New York City to get away from this shit. If any of you, dear readers, find a sticker like this do me (and everyone a favor): rip it down.

In closing I’d like to leave you with this. One of my favorite segments from one of my favorite movies.

Miss Heather

*P.O. Box 1116—-Calico Rock, AR.—-72519—USA

**It isn’t. Texas is— for better and worse and all the hype— its own country. The Lone Star State defies categorization. It is what it is.


5 Comments on New York Shitty Day Starter: Hate

  1. Tony From Kent Street on Sun, 15th Nov 2009 1:29 pm
  2. I lived above an Irish-American family for five years in Greenpoint, three generations under one roof, all born and raised in the 11222. They considered me family and I love them, but right before the last presidential election, this hard-working New York family had to let me know that they weren’t voting for “no nigger”. This is the small town, minimally educated mentality that you can find in any neighborhood in New York City, just like Texas and just like that conservative white town I left 17 years ago in Ohio.

  3. bob on Sun, 15th Nov 2009 2:39 pm
  4. hi, miss heather. i checked your blog this morning and saw this entry. later, i was walking up manhattan from driggs to the produce store. on the way, i saw a sticker from the same folks (or, “volk,” i suppose), only this one substituted “fags” for “jews.” as a gay jew living in greenpoint, my morning sure got off to a great start. it was on the window of the laundromat directly across the street from dunkin’ (the one with the red awning). before getting shooed away, i managed to rip the “fags” part off. the rest is still there, or it was when i left anyway. alas, the camera was at home.

  5. rutila on Sun, 15th Nov 2009 4:08 pm
  6. A similar sticker giving the middle finger to “fags” — still as disgusting — is on a payphone at McGuinness and Nassau. I would have gotten a picture for you, but let’s say the phone was “occupied.”

  7. kayluhb on Sun, 15th Nov 2009 6:49 pm
  8. I saw one of these on a mailbox on the corner of Norman and Diamond and my fiance and I ripped it off. Now we’re on a mission to find and tear down all that we can. I’m also from Texas, and I’ve never had the misfortune of coming across something like.

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