From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Empire State

177/365 - Empire State Building in rainbow colors for Pride Week.

Taken by Gina Herold.

Miss Heather

Great Moments In Advertising: Drumsticks For The Masses!

March 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Yours truly has seen a great deal of interesting advertising campaigns over the years. Curiously enough, a great many seem to involve fried chicken. Go figure. In any case, prior to stumbling upon this specimen (which hails from Broadway) I popped into a local bodega to get a cup of tea. It was there I overheard the chap at the cash register bantering with a customer regarding the tsunami in Japan. The latter:

I’m waiting for one to hit the Empire State Building.

Cashier: Tsunamis don’t get that big.

Customer: Yes they do. The biggest one ever was 500 times taller than the Empire State Building!

That’s pretty damned high, gentle readers. Then again, so was this guy. In all seriousness, bodega banter might be good for a chuckle but what is happening in Japan most decidedly is not. For this reason I encourage those of you who are able (Hey, I know times are tough) to make a donation to the Red Cross. This can be done by clicking here. Thanks!

Miss Heather


New York Shitty Day Ender: Empire State

March 5, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10001, Manhattan, New York City 


This comes courtesy of the newest member of the New York Shitty photo pool, toaster-pastry. Lovely capture!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Empire State

January 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

Empire State Building: winter night

Taken by Rowan5.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Before & After

April 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Empire State Building, Green Street at Manhattan Avenue; April 17, 2010

Empire State Building, Green Street at Franklin Street; April 18, 2010

Any questions?

As is often the case with some of the choicer finds in our fair ‘nabe this reminds me of a story. Methinks it was back in 2000 that a person I know, we’ll call him John, was experiencing a period of— how should I put it— enhanced recreational drug use. I’m not terribly sure what intoxicants loosened his inhibitions so as to do what I am about to tell you but if I had to hazard a guess I’d say cocaine and alcohol. I suppose the following goes without saying but I’ll say it anyway: I was not present when the following came to pass. While I do not care what people do in the privacy of their own homes there is some things I simply do not care to be around. I am too old for this shit. But I digress.

On one summer evening— no, make that morning— John had a bee in his bonnet. To assuage this he headed to the roof of his building (which was located on Green Street). He had something to say. And say it he did— while shooting both “birds” at Manhattan:

Fuck you, World Trade Center!

Fuck you, Empire State Building!

Fuck you, Chrysler Building!

And so on and so forth. Upon completing his mission John headed towards the stairs so as to go back to his abode. Little did he know that his digestive tract had other plans: his screed was punctuated by a copious stream of vomitus. After divesting himself he went downstairs (and presumably to bed). To his credit he got up bright and early and cleaned up the evidence of his misdeeds. One has to commend him for this act of neighborly/common courtesy.

If there is a moral to this story it is this: I find it strangely refreshing that even after ten years some things in the Garden Spot never change.


Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Pre-Hanukkah Goodness

December 20, 2008 ·
Filed under: Manhattan 

This image comes courtesy of Garsav. And what a lovely image it is! Thanks for contributing and Happy Hanukkah everybody!

Miss Heather

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