From The New York Shitty Inbox: Kosciuszko Bridge Free Verse

Yesterday afternoon I received a text message from none other than Queens Crap. It went as follows:

Great graffiti msgs on wall of bqe by crappy park

To wit I, the New York Shittite I am, inquired:

Which crappy park?

Let’s face facts: those of us who our “Parks Advocates” profess to serve in the 11211 and 11222 — the hoi polloi, if you will— while different in many ways can agree on one thing: our parks are overall, um, a bit lackluster. I was not being coy or cheeky when I asked Crappy for a clarification. I was a asking a legitimate question. If this is not damning indictment of the “system” which has been put in place to “benefit” my community I do not know what is. But I digress.

Crappy replied:


That’s all I needed to know.

Welcome to Sgt. William Dougherty Playground located at Vandervoort and Meeker Avenue in the armpit whoops, I meant on-ramp of Kosciuszko Bridge. I immediately noticed something amiss (as indicated by the above arrow). It took a little investigating— and a LOT of patience— but I unraveled this mystery. Or at least documented it. Here it goes.

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I love a happy ending.

Miss Heather


3 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Kosciuszko Bridge Free Verse

  1. Lisanne! on Sun, 15th Aug 2010 9:29 pm
  2. Now that’s dedication. The future thanks you for these photos.

  3. MrNoMoniker on Mon, 16th Aug 2010 12:14 pm
  4. I know the story behind this. My girlfriend was working for a non-profit community art education project that had taken over (properly licensed) the park for most of the month of July, called “School of the Future”. They did a lot of decoration inside the park and a little spilled over across the street. I believe it’s just chalk though, and will probably wash away soon.

  5. madmistersmiley on Wed, 26th Oct 2011 10:36 am
  6. It used to be a really nice park, back 25 years ago. Hard to believe its been that long, but as a kid my mother and my friends’ mothers always took us to play here. And you actually could play here, back then. There were swings, and monkey bars, slides, even a water sprinkler for hot summer days.
    Its sad to see what’s become of it now.

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