The Word On The Street: East Village

SHAME nys

Taken March 14, 2015.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Eye On The Street

Eye On The Street nys

Taken March 14, 2015.

Urban Artifact: (at a loss for a title)

March 12, 2015 ·
Filed under: 11220, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn, Urban Artifact, WTF 

Now that the truly harsh wintry weather is behind us (fingers crossed), a great deal urban detritus has been unearthed from the receding snow. In my observation it has been mostly dog shit, cigarette butts (LOTS of cigarette butts), rotten food and empty liquor bottles. Vodka mostly. While certainly not pleasant to look at (much less smell), is this really surprising? No, it is not. We have simply been faced with a record of exactly how much trash is tossed and/or accumulates on our streets and sidewalks over sustained period of time. It isn’t pretty— but a head-scratcher this mostly decidedly is not.

Today— the weather being amenable and sporting a brand new pair of walking shoes— I opted to take a walk around Sunset Park. Upon exiting the subway I was promptly greeted by my first “street find”. It too, is not pretty— but a “head scratcher” it most decidedly is.

Feet nys

A dead chicken inside a cheerfully pink box of Pampers Pull-ups. Note how they coordinate with my new sneaks! There was also a quarter in there. I opted (for reasons which methinks are obvious) to leave both be.

Dead chicken in Huggies Pullups box with dead pigeon nys

The deceased chicken had a companion in the manner of a(n also) deceased pigeon.

Fourth Avenue at 65 Street nys

How/why this came to be I honestly do not know. I do not think I want to know. Nonetheless, here it is for posterity.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Urban Fauna

June 30, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10003, East Village, East Village Manhattan, Street Art 

Taken June 29, 2012.

 

The Word On The Street: What’s Next?

From Fourth Avenue in the East Village.

The Word On The Street: 4th Avenue Lament

September 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10003, East Village, East Village Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Taken September 29, 2011.

East Village Photo du Jour: Fourth Avenue

May 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10003, East Village, East Village Manhattan, Street Art 

Of all the photographs I have taken lately I have to say this one is my favorite. The woman at right had just completed a phone call. I have no idea what it was about— but clearly whatever transpired made her very happy. She doesn’t have a care in the world!

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: LEADERSHIP

August 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

This item comes courtesy of my buddy Lost In Brooklyn in Greenwood Heights. He writes (in an email entitled “A Photo For Your Greenwood Heights/Sunset Park Tour”):

Something you may have seen on 4th Ave in the 30’s. A recent reno of the PS and their signage. See if you can figure out why Mic and were…stopped dead in our tracks.

I have serious issues with this image. For starters shouldn’t “Leadership” be located on the other end?

Miss Heather

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