New York Shitty Day Starter: Crosstown Local Selections…

March 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Recession 

(Queens style)

21st Street


Vomitus.

23rd Ely- Court Square


Detritus.


Hopelessness.

Nurse Jackie.

Bunny ears affixed with duct tape. This taps into an electrical circuit serving the aforementioned sign.*

You know the MTA has hit hard times when they can no longer afford cable.

Miss Heather

*Seriously, WTF is up with this? You should go and see this set up for yourself. It’s amazing albeit in an abject, slumlord kind of way.

Long Island City Street Art Du Jour: Jackson Avenue

March 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

Taken March 9, 2010.

Miss Heather

Long Island City Street Art Du Jour: Ymi

March 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

From 5Pointz.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: To Whom It May Concern

Why is this gate open? Why hasn’t anyone seemed to notice this gate is open? I am hardly a criminally inclined person but when I see something like this I cannot help but think of bad things. Anyone seeking access to the Long Island Railroad need only simply waltz through this gate and lo, he (or she) can play Thomas The Tank Engine. Perhaps I am overreacting here— but I find this rather disturbing. It is a matter of no one noticing— or simply not caring?

Miss Heather

Long Island City Photo Du Jour: Smart Crew

March 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

From Jackson Avenue.

Miss Heather

Long Island City Photos Du Jour: Off Roadin’

March 2, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Asshole, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

Over the years I have developed a pet theory about motorists. It goes as follows: the bigger the vehicle, the more inept and/or assholic the driver. Today on the streets of Long Island City (sort of— as you will see) this theory received some pretty compelling supporting evidence.

I know what you’re thinking:

What is this SUV doing on the sidewalk?

I asked myself this very same question once I collected myself after hustling to get out its way. I can kick myself for not filming this incident— but then again, I was caught off guard. You see, I stubbornly espouse the peculiar notion that sidewalks are for pedestrians. Obviously this is not the case; they’re also for SUVs to indulge in a little urban off roadin’. Silly me.

I have since given this whole affair some thought and cannot stop from asking myself:

How the hell did this guy manage to get on the sidewalk?

As you can see the berth of passage at 46 Road is too narrow to provide passage.

This leaves me to draw no other conclusion than he (or she) must have driven on that sidewalk as well. Delightful. The coup de grace to the previous bit mindfuckery came a mere five minutes later on Purves Street.

I have no idea what this is about.

Miss Heather

P.S.: If my new four by four friend is reading this I would like you to know I have photo of your license plate. ASSHOLE.

New York Shitty Day Starter: The Glorious G

A cleric contemplates the G in despair. I shot this in Long Island City, Queens. Jackson Avenue to be precise. I walked there. Care to guess how I got home?

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: No Love Lost

January 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Queens, Street Art 

From Jackson Avenue, L.I.C., 11101.

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Up in Smoke

December 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11101, Criminal Activity, Long Island City, Queens 

LIQCITYMany of you have doubtless heard of the massive cocaine bust which came to pass in Williamsburg last month. What you might not know is, if LiQcity is to be believed, our friends in Long Island City are having issues of their own. In a luxury condominium, no less:

Well well well. Apparently fancy shmancy Long Island City condos have drug busts, too…

You can read the whole story by clicking here.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Half a million dollars in cash?!? Apparently there are some businesses that are, indeed, “recession proof”. Perhaps these brave entrepreneurs could tender some vocational training to our banking and automotive industries?

Image Credit: LiQcity

New York Shitty Day Ender: Free Coffee This Week at Sweetleaf!

December 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Queens 

freecoffee

This item comes courtesy of Greenpoint’s very own commuting queen and coffee aficionado, Bitchcakes. She writes:

I spotted this flyer last night when waiting for the B61 @ Jackson Ave: FREE COFFEE @ Sweetleaf next week! They serve Stumptown, which is my favorite coffee and I highly recommend it. Thought you might want to pass it along. If you don’t, that’s fine too. But I know I will be there!!

I am certain many of you, dear readers, would love to get a free fix of quality caffeinated products. If so, your golden parachute has arrived courtesy of our friends across the creek at Sweetleaf. Don’t let the bikes run you over as you cross the Pulaski!

Free Coffee!
December 7- 13, 2009
Sweetleaf
10-93 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101

Miss Heather

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