From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Prospect Park

August 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City 

Taken by Diane Greene Lent.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Pink

July 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by Diane Greene Lent.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: The Word On The Street

October 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11217, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

prospect park

rick's place, prospect park

These visions hail from Prospect Park and come courtesy of Marie Viljoen.

Quicklink: Prospect Park Litter Mob

July 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11215, Brooklyn, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn 

Ever since Brownstoner announced the good news about this web site yours truly has been hooked. The exotic assortment of “accoutrements” Ms. Viljoen’s posse discovered on their latest litter round-up, well, speaks for itself. I am particularly intrigued by the middle item on the bottom row. If anyone reading this could explain to me exactly how this contraption “works” I will be eternally grateful. But I digress.

A particularly provocative entry (in my humble opinion, anyway) is this one. It expounds upon a tome by Geoffrey Croft (of New York City Parks Advocates) which asserts that volunteer groups should not go too far when policing our fair city’s parks. While I definitely agree with his sentiment (our city only allocates less than one half of one percent of its budget towards our public spaces), what exactly are we as citizens to do in the meantime?* I’ll let you, gentle readers, look at the imagery at left and draw your own conclusions.

In closing, I spoke to the founder of this site earlier this week. I asked her what the tipping point was. E.g.; when she finally deemed that a litter mob (and accompanying web site documenting their “finds”) was necessary. Her answer was as follows:

After meeting a thundering wall of silence after making numerous complaints.

However, she did add that after embarking upon this endeavor that the Parks Department do seem to be addressing issues in a more timely fashion. So there have you.

Check it out!

Miss Heather

*It should be noted that Ms. Viljoen has reached out to Mr. Croft two times via email. As of the writing of this post she has yet to get a response.




From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part I: Blossoms

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11225, Prospect Heights, Prospect Heights Brooklyn 

In Bloom, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 3:3 (Kiev)

Taken by Ravik Jolly.

Miss Heather

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