The Word On The Street, Part II: Special Jack & The Beanstalk Edition

Nostrand Avenue nys

Taken March 8, 2015.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: The Word On The Street

July 11, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11216, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Nostrand Avenue NYS

From Nostrand Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Nostrand Avenue

February 23, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11205, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

Water towers on Nostrand ave

Taken by Ryan Rosa.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Freddy


Charles le Brigand (who took the above photograph) writes:

Freddy sells pretty much everything – from women shoes, old vinyles and best-sellers to children toys and furnitures. He occupies a small piece of land on a corner of Nostrand Ave. in Bed Stuy, where he set up a “pop-up store” three years ago. As a good business man, when I asked him if I could take his portrait, he replied “I ain’t doing nothing for free”.
– “let’s do something” I said – “I will pay you if you are not satisfied with the final product”.
– “right, that’s some real good customer service here, we have a deal”.

Bed-Stuy Photo du Jour: Smile!

Taken August 12, 2011.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Billy Dee Williams Approved

March 26, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11212, Crown Heights, Crown Heights Brooklyn 

From Nostrand Avenue.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Nostrand Avenue: For Sale

March 26, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11216, BAD ASS, Crown Heights, Crown Heights Brooklyn, Wow 

It should be noted there was another work directly to the left of this one. It was graced with an admonition and read as follows:


Sadly this store front is shuttered. I really would have liked to see more!

Miss Heather


The Word On The Street, Part II: Nostrand Avenue Free Verse

March 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11216, Crown Heights Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Today yours truly went on a five hour photo walk/drive with the fabulously talented Chris Arnade. Although I have many treats in store for you, gentle readers, I feel this missive deserves its own post. I realize it is a bit difficult to read so I will transcribe it for you:

My dad is a rat.
Me mother is a roach.
I’m a turd.
So I put my garbage here.

Miss Heather


New York Shitty Day Starter: Do The Reading

February 18, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11216, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Culture War, The Word On The Street 

From Nostrand Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Rather Nifty Urban Artifact

February 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Culture War, Urban Artifact 

(Or: Much Milder)

Lest the Bed-Stuy heavy content on New York Shitty has not clued you in already, yours truly whiled away this beautiful day in Bedford Stuyvesant. I found the above advertisements at the intersection of Madison Street and Nostrand Avenue. While the subject matter might be objectionable to some, it was rather neat to see a vestige of the old New York!

Miss Heather

P.S.: This post goes out to the guys at the corner of Halsey Street and Nostrand Avenue. One of whom told me:

I like small white women walking around my neighborhood. It makes me feel safer.

A rather lively (and downright funny) discussion ensued. Follows is a synopsis:

  1. After laughing my ass off. Hard. I tell this chap I like him too.
  2. I also add that I like everybody.
  3. He said he liked me.
  4. His friend said he liked everyone as well.
  5. I wrapped up this tete a tete as follows: So, EVERYONE on this corner of Halsey and Nostrand likes EVERYONE!

After, of course, testifying that it has been my personal experience that white women— especially those of the “small” variety— are among the most formidable people I have ever met.

CASE IN POINT: My grandmother who clocked in at a whopping 4′ 9″ in height. I have yet to meet a more terrifying person than her in this mortal coil. The fact her name was Daisy is pure gravy. My new friends found this tremendously entertaining.

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