A Very Special Urban Fur: Calvary Cemetery Style!

Today I had the pleasure of taking a lengthy sojourn with the imitable proprietors of Forgotten-NY and The Newtown Pentacle. It was after the first leg of our tour that Mitch Waxman, the author of the former site, took me on a tour of Calvary Cemetery.

And I learned that not all the “residents” therein have two legs!

Per Mitch, Calvary is hoppin’ with these little guys (and gals). We are talking about rabbits after all!

Here’s a little footage I shot of this handsome little fellow. As you will see he is not too big on humans. Living ones, anyway!

Special thanks go out to Mitch for taking the time to show me some of the finer points of Calvary (among other things) today. In closing, I’d like to mention the reason why he and Kevin were taking a walk today: they are in the planning stages for a tour of points Long Island City, Sunnyside and beyond. This will come to pass April 16— so mark your calendars!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I will be compiling a slide show of sights— and sounds— from today’s sojourn so check back!




From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Blue & White

March 9, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens 

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: From The Other Side

Noah Devereaux, who took the above photograph, opines:

I should wake up early more often.

Agreed. Truly stunning!

Miss Heather

Blissville Photo Du Jour: Review Avenue

November 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Street Art 

Taken November 15, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: The Creek

This absolutely stunning shot of Newtown Creek comes courtesy of Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: Good Day New York

When I heard my buddy Laura was going to be on Good Day New York I was really excited for her. Naturally she was very nervous— but as you can see she did just fine. You go, girl!

Miss Heather

Another Greenpoint Gal (Finally) Gets Her Props

When upon receiving the above newsletter from a friend* at this week’s Community Board 1 meeting I could not conceal my glee. This, in turn, elicited the interest of woman sitting next to me. A “reporter” from “Brooklyn Ink”:

Are you a member of the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee?

She asked. I replied:


Then a buddy of mine chimed up, said she was and I was ditched like yesterday’s Peter Pan’s dough nuts. I recall B’ink saying:

I love Greenpoint.

To wit I replied:

Don’t we all?

Sat down and let her go about her business. That being (inasmuch as I can ascertain) kissing my friend’s ass. Where is this post going, you ask? Well for starters:

  1. Instead of going after one topic like a barracuda— that is presuming you actually care about the subject/neighborhood you have been assigned— you should go to the trouble to converse with the people meet along the way. That’s where the “good stuff” is to be found in my experience. What’s more talking to people is fun. Try it some time.
  2. I have become acclimatized to being denied any semblance of “respectability” by the establishment by virtue of my web site’s url and the fact I do not possess a piece of paper (READ: an English or Journalism degree) that states I can be reporter. I do not like it. I do not accept it. It is what it is.
  3. But what goes around comes around: New York Shitty was the Village Voice’s pick of “Best Neighborhood Blog” for 2009— and one of the blogs featured in their “I Blog NY” issue.
  4. And, at long last, Victoria Belanger has gotten proper credit for her creation: the Shit Tits rendered in Jell-O. From the people who really count: the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee itself!

You can read this pamphlet in its entirety by clicking here.

Way to go, Victoria! Although I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention I was on the vanguard of this shitsationin 2007— albeit while sporting a gas mask, tassels, a parasol and handing out Tootsie Rolls to terrified children while amused parents watched on.

Miss Heather

*Thanks! For the sake of maintaining your respectability I will keep your identity anonymous.

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Two Feet, Two Boroughs, Three Bridges & Four Hours

As I intimated yesterday I took a four hour photo walk with an occasional contributor to the New York Shitty photo pool and full-time Greenpointer: Noah Devereaux. He was the tour guide. Where he went, I followed. Chattering a great deal of the way. The following should give you some idea of our route.

We started at Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenue at 6:00 p.m. and, almost four hours later, ended up back there. The following slide show (including the lovely, if surreal, shots of the ecological wonder that is English Kills— which grace the beginning of this post) features everything in between. Enjoy!

As always you can (and should) view these images in large format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Blissville Photo Du Jour: Smart Crew

Form Bradley Avenue.

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Waste “Management”

Queens Crap recently received a real gem in his “crap box”: a Department of Sanitation memo outlining how waste is to be transported hereabouts. If you have ever wondered about this kind of thing (and I know you’re out there) here is the answer in a nutshell: it entails shuttling material from Long Island City through Greenpoint to Blissville.

Don’t take my word for it: point and click your way over to Queens Crap and see it for yourself! Reading is believing.

Miss Heather

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