The Word On The Street, Part I: Stand Up

July 21, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island, Long Island City, The Word On The Street 

From 41st Avenue.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: From Long Island City With Love

July 21, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

From 21st Street.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: 5Pointz

July 17, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

5Pointz mural - DSC_5823

Taken by John Fullard.

The Word On The Street, Part III: Valkyrie

Taken July 15, 2012.

Long Island City Photo Du Jour: Vernon Boulevard

July 16, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

Taken July 15, 2012.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Pink

July 16, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

Pink: Long Island City, Queens

Chris Arnade (who met Pink in Long Island City) writes:

“My dream? To go to Disney World. Like those commercials. I need to get clean first.” Pink

Pink, 45, was raped at 12, in a housing project elevator in Jamaica Queens. She has been using crack since 18, and walking the streets since 25. “I didn’t like sex, men, when I was younger. It took me being desperate to forget that rape.”

She works the streets hoping to get enough money for a hotel room and drugs. “I aint really addicted to crack, I am addicted to the lifestyle. I can have a bag full of crack but still feel the need to walk the streets. Its what I know.”

When I told her why I was taking pictures of addicts, she said “Make sure you write that I don’t like this. This is only a means.”

You can view Mr. Arnade’s ongoing photo series, Faces Of Addition, by clicking here.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Barging Out

Barging Out

This hails from our very own Newtown Creek and comes courtesy of MarcusOfBrooklyn!

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Eye On The Street

July 10, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

Untitled

Special thanks go to pajarita frenetica for granting me permission to share this fun photo!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Life Is Color(e)ful

LIfe is more colorful when you paint

By Pajarita Frenetica.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Pulaski Moon

Moon - Pulaski Bridge

Taken by M. A. Wright.

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