Borough Of Found Toys: Special Puerto Rico Day Edition

June 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Boriquen Bear

It’s been a while since I have hit you with some found toy goodness. This is not due to lack of vigilance on my part; I have found an errant play thing here or there— just not enough to merit a post. That is, until today. I have a bevy of beauties to share with you from points Green and beyond. Enjoy!

PR Day On Dupont StNYS

Dupont Street

Noble Street

Noble Street

mrhand

elmo

duckwithcoffee

North 6 Street

Pumpkinhead

Scooby

Bedford Avenue

bigdog

South 2 Street

poohRIP

Alas poor Pooh!

Pooh TooNYS

North 8 Street

Caught in concertina wire with neither Piglet nor Tigger or even Eyeore to save him! It just goes to show that sometimes it’s better for a bear to leave that hunny pot be…

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: A Walk On The Southside

June 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Street Art, Williamsburg 

golden-bird-housenys

Tuesday afternoon (before the sun decided to take another extended vacation) I finally got around to taking an extended walk on the Southside. There is much to be enjoyed in the way of architecture, gardens and street life or even art for that matter on South First through South 4th Streets. This area has something the Northside simply does not possess: a soul. Follows are some shots from my latest excursion to this fascinating neighborhood. Enjoy!

In closing those of you who happen to be in the area should swing by the public garden on South 2nd Street between Kent and Wythe Avenue. The people behind this sorely-needed bit of greenery did a smash-up job of this space last year and if what we saw in the previous slideshow is any indication I think they are going to top themselves this year. I am especially fond of the bird houses. Good stuff!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Brooklyn Queens Expressway

June 2, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

donotenter

gothemorrhoidsnys

Or maybe or I should title this post Rear Ender?

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Windows

May 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

window-on-rodney-streetnys

Rodney Street

kent-avenuenys

Kent Avenue

337nys

Ainslie Street

framenys

Scholes Street

opennys

Waterbury Street

Miss Heather

Borough Of Found Toys Vol. V

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

It has been a long time since I have hit you up with some found toys. I assure you this was not an oversight on my part: I simply haven’t found any playthings of note. That is until last weekend. Enjoy!

clifford

From Nassau Avenue.

mejorborracho

From South 2nd Street.

pepelepew

From South 3rd Street.

bondagebear

From South 4th Street.

van

From South 5th Street.

tweety

From Humboldt Street.

cowandchicken

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

A Revue Of Williamsburg Pay Phones

April 4, 2008 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11211, Williamsburg 

It has been awhile since I indulged my fixation for maltreated public pay phones. Today I will usher in the weekend with a few new finds from Williamsburg.

South 4th Street

I am quickly learning that this is a pretty common example of pay phone abuse, e.g; the receiver is broken into two pieces. I like to call these “danglers”.

Union Avenue

The person responsible for this devious bit of pay phone chicanery has presented us with a poser. Those who are lucky enough to approach this pay phone from the north can quickly ascertain its lack of functionality. Everyone else is not so fortunate. Caveat emptor.

Metropolitan Avenue

I am fascinated by the number of pay phones whose receivers are simply ripped off. Are these collectible? Is there an underground community of public pay phone receiver fetishists in New York City? If so, I hope they use plenty of disinfectant.

Speaking of prophylaxis, be sure to pack a little protection before you give this person a ring. From your cell phone, of course.

Miss Heather

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