From The New York Shitty Inbox: Two Degrees of Separation

December 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Today, as you are all well aware, is the day my show goes up at t.b.d. I mention this because was disappointed to learn that a frequent contributor to this site and all around nice guy, Tony Luib, will not be able to attend. This is because he will be having an opening of his own tonight!

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Here’s a basic rundown of what this group show is about per Gallery Satori’s web site:

Gallery SATORI is pleased to present “Two Degrees of Separation,” a group exhibition with ninety artists to be held in the Project Space and Lounge. The artwork ranges widely from intimate paintings to delicate paper sculptures to videos on minute monitors to a ceramic soccer/bowling ball. The show investigates the web-like interrelationship between many of the artists working in New York as well as a few artists working in London, Seoul, Tel Aviv, and Sydney who have connections to the artists based in New York.

If you happen to be in the Lower East Side this evening swing by and say hi!

Two Degrees of Separation
December 9, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m.
Gallery Satori
164 Stanton Street
New York, New York 10002

Tony writes:

…If anything come out to see my rarely seen shaved face!

Same goes here, dude!

Miss Heather

RightRides

RRlogoYesterday upon learning the horrible news about the rape which came to pass at Nassau Avenue and Diamond Street earlier this week I posted it here on New York Shitty to make you, dear readers, aware. Later in the day I was reminded (by buddy d of pointgreen) of a service unescorted women (and many more— as I learned) out late at night can and should use. It is called RightRides and I am going to dedicate this post to giving you the 411 about this organization.

To get the ball rolling, here’s an excerpt from their “About” page to give you a general idea of their mission:

The mission of RightRides For Women’s Safety, Inc. is to build safer communities by ending gender-based harassment and sexual assault. We work towards this by community organizing and offering direct service, safety education and advocacy programs.

In our RightRides program, we offer women, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming individuals a free, late-night ride home to ensure their safe commute to or through high-risk areas.

In our Safe Walk program, we offer walking escorts for any one who doesn’t want to walk alone.

We are also a founding member of New Yorkers for Safe Transit, which will pursue coalition building and policy change work to increase safety in mass transit…

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Very simple: if you are out and about Friday and/or Saturday night (11:59 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.) and am in need of a safe ride (or escort) home you call either of these two telephone numbers

  • (718) 964-7781
  • (888) 215-7233 (SAFE)

and they will dispatch a driver to pick you up. CAVEAT/POSSIBLE CATCH: your person and destination must be within their “service area”. Follow are their service maps for Friday and Saturday.

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SATURDAY

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As you can see I have not included the key for this map. This is because it is too extensive for me to screencap and publish here. You can view this map (along with the key) by clicking on the above image or clicking here.

HOW CAN I HELP?

RightRides welcomes donations, fund raising events and volunteers. You can learn more about how you can help this wonderful organization by clicking here. On that note, the peeps at RightRides will be hosting a series of fund raisers at the Parkside Lounge starting this evening at 8:00 p.m.

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Professor Von Awesome’s Traveling Caravan of Cautionary Warnings
October 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2009 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Cost of admission: $15.00 (a portion of the proceeds go to Rightrides)
Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street
New York, New York 10002

In closing (and for those who are interested) you can receive a quarterly e-newsletter from RightRides by clicking here.

Stay safe!

Miss Heather

Manhattan Photos Du Jour: Day Trip Diary

August 26, 2009 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, Street Art 

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As I have mentioned previously the Mister has taken two weeks vacation. Yesterday we went to the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt. This is not my idea of how to celebrate one’s birthday but then again it wasn’t my birthday that was being celebrated. Anyhoo, afterward we proceeded to walk to Chinatown. Follows is a slide show featuring some highlights from our walk. Enjoy!

Signing Autographsnys

Anybody out there know who this guy is? I ask because finding myself between him and a horde of very excited teenage girls (and one older gentleman wearing bermuda shorts) was mildly terrifying.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Little Chinatown & The East Village

May 8, 2009 ·
Filed under: Manhattan 

As promised here are some highlights from my sojourn through the East Village and Chinatown with the folks. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

Chinatown Photo Du Jour: Pest Control

May 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: Manhattan 

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From East Broadway.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Strange Tastes Ahead

April 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

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If anyone from this establishment (which is located at 20 Henry Street in Chinatown) is reading this: you might want to do a little word smithing on this advertisement.

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: Richard Kerschenbaum

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