New York Shitty Day Ender: A Stroll In Queens

Reflection

As promised, here are some highlights from yesterday’s sojourn around Queens. Before we proceed I’d like to tender a few thoughts/teasers:

  1. I stumbled upon not one but two clownmobiles. Slap happy after four hours of walking I have fun with the owners of one of them.
  2. Just as in the fine borough of Kings if a patch of drying cement is left unattended in Queens someone will draw penis on it.
  3. After finding another “adult film” discarded by the railroad tracks on Skillman Avenue yours truly has decided to start a “found porn” map. Is anyone with me on this?

Without further ado, here it is. Enjoy!

You can view this slide show in larger format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Greenpoint Avenue

March 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, 11104, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens, Urban Fur 

Taken March 12, 2011.

Miss Heather

A Very Special Urban Fur: Calvary Cemetery Style!

Today I had the pleasure of taking a lengthy sojourn with the imitable proprietors of Forgotten-NY and The Newtown Pentacle. It was after the first leg of our tour that Mitch Waxman, the author of the former site, took me on a tour of Calvary Cemetery.

And I learned that not all the “residents” therein have two legs!

Per Mitch, Calvary is hoppin’ with these little guys (and gals). We are talking about rabbits after all!

Here’s a little footage I shot of this handsome little fellow. As you will see he is not too big on humans. Living ones, anyway!

Special thanks go out to Mitch for taking the time to show me some of the finer points of Calvary (among other things) today. In closing, I’d like to mention the reason why he and Kevin were taking a walk today: they are in the planning stages for a tour of points Long Island City, Sunnyside and beyond. This will come to pass April 16— so mark your calendars!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I will be compiling a slide show of sights— and sounds— from today’s sojourn so check back!

 

 

 

LAST GASP: Good Day New York

When I heard my buddy Laura was going to be on Good Day New York I was really excited for her. Naturally she was very nervous— but as you can see she did just fine. You go, girl!

Miss Heather

Have You Ever Been To DUGABO?

Newtown Creek Cruise 5

If not, here’s your golden opportunity! Next month the Working Harbor Committee will be conducting its annual fall cruise of the ‘creek! For more details (or to order tickets) you should contact the tour chairman, Bernard Ente, via email at: bernard (at) workingharbor (dot) org. Otherwise, you can get a sneak peek of what visual (and olfactory) delights await you by clicking here!

Miss Heather

Image Credits: Mitch Waxman of the Newtown Pentacle

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Newtown Creek Selections

September 13, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, 11222, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

Newtown Creek

When I saw the above photo on Flickr it was love at first sight. So I asked Verbunkos, the person who shot it, if I could post it. Despite being a “two bit blogger” I like to exercise some semblance of professional courtesy. This goes double in regards to photography. As a fellow artist (who has been ripped off) I am very sensitive to this kind of thing. He replied:

Yes, definitely! There are a few more from earlier in the year as well…

Over the last few weeks I tried to visit all the public access points to our beloved creek, though I am sure missed a few. There are some mallards bathing in the shot of Maspeth Creek, poor guys…

Without further ado here they are. The last is my favorite. Enjoy!

Thanks again verbunkos!

Miss Heather

Queens Photos Du Jour: NYCamo

From Queens Boulevard.

Miss Heather

Queens Photo Du Jour: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Some of the people reading this are aware that the Mister’s birthday is coming— and soon. I mention this because he has been agonizing about how to celebrate it. FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS. I am not exaggerating when I write that his “plans” have changed on a near daily basis. As of last night he stated he wanted to go a jazz club. When asked what I thought about this I told him that while not too crazy about his choice, it was his birthday and he can do what he wants.

What tomorrow will bring, who knows? All I’m saying is if he doesn’t make up his mind soon I will make it for him. And as of today “Passions” made the list.* I wonder if they offer these lubes in flights (like brandy or port)— or if this purely an a la carte affair?

Miss Heather

*Just kidding. I think.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Seriously Good Stuff

Noah Devereaux writes:

You’ve been running some of my photos from the flickr pool for a while and I figured I should introduce myself and let you know how much I appreciate your blogging of daily eccentricities. When I moved to New York over a year ago and trying to figure out where to live, NYShitty was one of the things that brought the Garden Spot to my attention. I was drawn by the unpretentious quirkiness that I saw in your pictures and now that I’ve been living here for a while, I don’t want to live anywhere else.

For the past few months I’ve been working on a project about our local treasure, Newtown Creek, that you’ve been running photos from. I’m a photographer professionally but have been bumming around the creek out of personal curiosity and it’s great to be able to have the work in progress seen by a local audience. I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of the pictures already but I have a selection of works so far at my website.

Give Noah’s shots a look-see. They’re amazing!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Queens Selections

As I mentioned previously today I took an afternoon sojourn in Queens. Truth be told, I was not in “in the zone”. Some days I am more photographically-inclined than others. But I did have my moments— such as the above image. It has a certain Edward Hopper quality I kind of like. What was even more interesting is what I stumbled upon— quite literally— immediately after taking said photo.

A motel fit for a queen— albeit one on a tight schedule. I told the Mister this is where I want to spend our fourth wedding anniversary. He quipped that he was nonplussed that they don’t charge by the quarter hour. So it goes. Without further ado here are some shots from today’s sojourn around Queens. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can view this slide show in larger format (which I recommend) by clicking here.

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