The Word On The Street, Part II: Another Brick In The Wall

November 13, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10027, Harlem, Harlem Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Another Brick In The Wall nys

Taken November 13, 2014.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Good Advice

Broadway Pay Phone of Wisdom nys

Good advice nys

Keep it simple nys

Keep It Simple 2 nys

It is no mystery that I harbor a fascination with public pay phones. There are a number of reasons for this, among them:

  1. The advent and greater affordability of cell phones have rendered them obsolete…
  2. at least in terms of how they are intended to be used: as a means of communication.
  3. Thus, they are quite often repurposed for other uses. I need not go into them. We know. This phenomenon (in my humble opinion, anyway) is a sterling testament to human imagination and resourcefulness.

As you have seen, gentle readers, there is communication taking place here. The medium is a yellow paint pen, not a receiver. In all my years of pay phone fetishism I have to say this is one of the most— if not the most— sage pieces of advice I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It made made my day. In fact, I like it so much I may very well make postcards of it. Thank you anonymous vandal!

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Reserved

September 12, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10027, Feral Furniture, Harlem, Harlem Manhattan, Street Furniture 

Reserved nys

Taken September 12, 2014.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: West 125 Street

September 10, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10027, Harlem, Harlem Manhattan, Manhattan, New York City, Street Art 

West 125 Street Underground nys

Taken September 10, 2014.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Lenox Avenue

May 13, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10027, Harlem, Harlem Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Taken May 13, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Duelling Churches

October 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

This item (which hails from 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue and nearly made me choke on my cup of Chock Full O’ Nuts) comes courtesy of my buddy Richard who is visiting our fair city.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Hey Ladies!

October 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: Advanced Life Forms, Culture War, Manhattan 

Christina writes (in an email entitled “An Offer You Cannot Refuse”):

Go ahead, admit it…you know you want him!

HEYLADIES

You know, I have procrastinated coloring my hair because I simply cannot make up my mind. This may very well be the deal maker: clearly blondes do have more fun!* In Harlem, anyway.

Miss Heather

*Or not. It has been brought to my attention that this solicitation has since been annotated.

whynot

serious

Why can’t we all just get along?

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