New York Shitty Street Furniture Du Jour: River Street

April 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken April 21, 2010.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Mixed Bag

April 2, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken April 2, 2010.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks go out to Luna Park for tipping me off to the location of the latter most gem. LOVE IT!!!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Grand Ferry

February 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken February 15, 2010.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Order

November 19, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From River Street.

Miss Heather

Southside Degentrification Watch: Street Furniture Selections

November 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Today I decided to take a walk to Grand Ferry Park. I do this when I need some peace and quiet (and believe you me, after all the Greenpoint Nazi/homophobia stuff I really needed it). In so doing I discovered some stellar pieces of street furniture. Here they are.

RIVER STREET RECLINERS

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On a beatific day such as this, who wants to stay outdoors? Pop out those bucket seats and get some sun! Ingenious.

KENT AVENUE FUTON

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I found this one to be absolutely breathtaking. This is because it smelled so fucking bad I was gasping for air! And now the piece de resistance

SOUTH 1 STREET: ANNOTATED

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If my memory serves me correctly this mattress has inhabited South 1st Street for about a month. Note the “No Dumping” sign in the background. So it goes. Anyhoo, in the elapsing time this item has been employed as an ad hoc public forum/chatroom.

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Sleep’n on the street. Struglin.

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Bedbuggin’ out!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos du Jour: Autumn On River Street

October 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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Taken October 30, 2009.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Skates

September 25, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From River Street.

Miss Heather

The River Street Scrivener

September 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Advanced Life Forms, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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bedroomsuiteTHUMBSome of you might remember this interesting find which I made last month: a squat cum-open air art gallery I found on River Street between North 1st and Grand Street (as seen above and at left). You can read my post about it in its entirety by clicking here.

Anyhoo, I have walked by this site numerous times since. Once I found a gaggle of crusties hanging out there— but they didn’t strike me as being the the kind of folk who would be responsible for this.

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I recently learned I was correct.

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It’s this guy (seen busy at work around the corner on North 1st Street).

River Street WritingNYS

The River Street PapersNYS

When he runs out of paper chap presses into service whatever happens to be at hand.

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Walls.

Taped MessageNYS

Inside a roll of tape.

Dear CaitlinNYS

SkittlesNYS

Writing On The WallNYS

Harvey Weinstein Is Godnys

But mostly walls.

All the previous and more can be seen in larger format on my flickr page. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Remember

August 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From River Street.

Miss Heather

FOUND IN WILLIAMSBURG: Froot Loops

August 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

(in More Ways Than One)

I was recently asked by a colleague if I knew anything about the “underground” art parties that are reputedly being thrown in Williamsburg. The fact of the matter is I do not. As some of you, dear readers, might recall I am by education (and to a lesser degree, trade) an artist in my own right. During graduate school I was even a teaching fellow— but I digress. I was often asked by my fellow students if my work was the product of partaking certain mind-expanding substances. They always seemed disappointed when I gave them the honest answer: no. I was (and still am) simply strange. I mention the previous anecdotes because as I was walking around Williamsburg recently I stumbled upon something quite remarkable.

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At first I thought this was your standard “Bloomieville” (homeless encampment)…

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and a pretty nice one at that. It isn’t.

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The first indication that something was amiss was the scattering of Froot Loops next to the mattress.

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After a little poking around I found the box. (NOTECAVEAT: this and any of the following images can be seen in larger format by clicking on them. Do so at your own risk.)

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Yup.

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Same goes for the advertising insert on the bed.

MoreNYS

This, which is also located under the sidewalk shed.

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Here’s the other side.

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This, which can be found around the corner on Kent Avenue. As you can see now Frank Gehry has entered the picture— and what a picture it is!

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And finally this— which can be found at the intersection of Metropolitan and Wythe Avenue.

Let this be a lesson to all you aspiring artists out there lest you decide to expand your mind and do a little creating. Sometimes it’s better to just let that Sharpie be. It is not cosmic consciousness that is powering your pen: it’s the drugs.

Miss Heather

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