New York Shitty Slideshow Du Jour: Newtown Creek Boat Ride

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Last weekend, thanks to City of Water Day, I decide to take a (FREE!) boat tour of the creek hosted by the inimitable Mitch Waxman. ¬†As has been the case in times past (this makes my third sojourn up to the creek), it did not disappoint. Not only did I bear witness to a fellow catching a little shut-eye at our very own Nature Walk, but I learned an interesting fact shortly after the above photo (which hails from the Long Island City side of Newtown Creek) was taken. Our fair creek is not just host to Typhus, but also Cholera and Gonorrhea. If this isn’t a trifecta of fun, I honestly do not know what is. I feel compelled to note that this fact was rolled out after a fellow tour goer was observed balancing his child on the rail of the boat so as to take photos with his smart phone. You can’t make this shit up.

In any case, follows are some highlights of my trip to, from and up the creek.* I have even included a photo of a CSO (Concentrated Sewage Overflow) for your late afternoon/early evening entertainment. Enjoy!

*A task which involved going to Governor’s Island. This was rendered more complicated by the fact Greenpoint still remains without ferry service.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Feels Like Summer

June 4, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

Taken by John Fullard.

The Word On The Street Part II: Home

From Johnson Avenue.

The Word On The Street, Part IV: Harrison Street

As today’s selections suggest today’s peregrinations resulted in a wealth of anonymous musings in north Brooklyn. Most made me chuckle. This one lead to a moment of introspection. I came to the realization as to why I love this city so damned much:

  1. I am not over-endowed in the patience department.
  2. I have an affinity for a certain word employed in this missive in all its forms, conjugations and uses. I do not think I need to go into any more detail.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Losing the Fight

February 5, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

Taken by Dirk De B!

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Mixed Signals

(Taken February 2, 2014.)

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Hercules

January 3, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

Taken by Michael Tapp.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: 7 Minutes In Heaven

December 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Seven Minutes In Heaven

Taken by Scoboco.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Point/Counterpoint

December 15, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Culture War, The Word On The Street 

Stay Away Rat

Taken by Scoboco.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Sidewalk

December 14, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

Snow covered sidewalk in Bushwick,  Brooklyn | New York City

Taken by Michael Tapp.

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