Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Muralists (Or Muralistas) Wanted

January 19, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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The above-depicted flier (which can be found in the door of Photoplay) caught my eye today while I was out running errands. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to get their work seen and beautify a building which, quite frankly, is NOT easy on the eyes.* Those who are interested in learning more about this project or helping our local library thrive should contact the Friend of Greenpoint Library group via email at: friendsofgreenpointlibrary (at) googlegroups (dot) com. Spread the word!

*Especially when compared to the building which used to grace this site:

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The Word On The Street, Part I: Dream

Today I decided to get a walk in before our next deluge. It was on North 10 Street between Union Avenue and Roebling Street that I stumbled upon the above item. It is part of a larger mural that is very much in progress (but looks promising!). It brightened up my day and I hope it did the same for you!

Quicklink: Animal New York Gets Poached!

Many of you who have followed this blog over the years have undoubtedly noticed that a number of stories broken by yours truly have a strange way of finding their way onto the pages of Newscorp’s manifold publications within a matter of hours/days/weeks— often as “exclusives”. As you can imagine I find this phenomenon very interesting. What’s more, I can assure you it is not a coincidence. In fact, one of their own reporters even admitted as much! Alex Ginsberg comments (regarding my reporting about Cutting Edge Fitness):

Post policy prevented me from crediting you in print. Allow me to do so now. You did a fantastic reporting job. All I had to do was follow your steps (and make a few extra phone calls).

I won’t discuss at length the policy of not crediting blogs (or anyone else). I’ll just briefly explain that as long as we can independently verify every bit of info, we don’t credit.

You will find that the Daily News observes the same policy, but the Times does not. (They often write an explanatory phrase like, ‘The investigation into Mr. Spitzer was first reported in the New York Post.’ That’s not a real one. I just made it up. Although I would note that another Times policy would prevent them from actually printing the name of your blog, presenting them with an unresolvable conflict between two inflexible rules.)

Looking forward to “amplifying” more of your good work in the future.

So you can imagine my dark amusement when I stumbled upon the above item from Animal New York today. A very angry Bucky Turco writes:

While it’s common knowledge that the New York Post often rips off story ideas from local blogs—just ask editors from Gothamist, EV Grieve, New York Shitty, Vanishing New York, Sheepshead Bites and a handful of others—their latest article on the bombing of the Bowery mural, which was basically lifted from several ANIMAL posts, was particularly egregious…

You can read the whole sad story by clicking here. In closing, I would like to leave you with this quote from Newcorp’s spokesperson, Suzi Halpin:

The New York Post credits blogs, bloggers, and other media all the time, as our readers know.

Except when they don’t. If the Post followed the above policy to the letter their readership would quickly comprehend exactly how much of the content they are reading has its provenance from online/alternative/independent media outlets (READ: blogs). Welcome to the club, Bucky— and by all means keep on writing! Dozens of reporters depend on people like you and me for their livelihood!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Bedford Stuyvesant Selections

March 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11205, 11221, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

Since the weather was downright gorgeous (and it should be noted some crew was jack hammering up the street in front of my apartment building) I decided to expand my horizons a little and go to Bedford Stuyvesant. Follows are some highlights from my sojourn. Enjoy!

Cattitude!

Miss Heather

Something Neat: New Mural on Richardson Street

December 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

There has long been a mural at the intersection of Lorimer and Richardson Street. Over the years it has fallen into a state of disrepair. Hence why I was very pleased to discover a new mural has taken its place! Follows are some highlights.

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This mural, as with any work of art for that matter, is best experienced in person. For this reason I strongly advise that if or when the opportunity arises you swing by and give it a look-see. It’s really neat!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slideshow du Jour: American Graffiti

November 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Long Island City, Queens, Street Art, Sunnyside 

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Today I did something I have longed to do for some time: check out a rather extensive mural located the industrial no man’s land between Long Island City and Sunnyside. As I had long suspected, it was a lot more impressive up close. Although I wasn’t too keen on some of the hawkish content I was really happy I made the walk to see it. Follows is a slide show of the highlights. Enjoy!

As I said before: this is best appreciated in person. Go to the intersection of 35 Street and the Midtown Expressway and see it for yourself!

Miss Heather

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