New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Sunset Park Selections

August 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

As I have previous stated, yesterday I spent late afternoon and evening with the inimitable Carnade knocking around Sunset Park. In addition to making the acquaintance of Thatcher the Bodega Cat and stumbling upon a particularly nifty piece by Dan Witz we saw (and photographed) a lot of neat stuff. Follows are some highlights from yours truly. Enjoy!

As always you can view this slide show in larger format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Shock The Monkey

August 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11232, Street Art, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

From 32nd Street.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Meet The Iron Lady

August 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

This afternoon/evening yours truly went on a photo walk with a frequent contributor of my photo pool: Carnade. Knowing my affection for Mexican culinary items we decided to check out Sunset Park. He played tour guide. Where he went, I followed. One of the stops we made was at the above bodega: Sam’s Grocery. It is, as I learned, a very curious place. For starters I met Sam: he is Lebanese. For those of you playing along at home (and to make it perfectly clear) we are in a bodega which sells Mexican groceries whose (very nice) proprietor hails from the Middle East. Stuff such as this is why I love New York City. But it gets much more interesting, as you will see.

Meet Sam’s bodega cat in residence. Carnade inquired as to what this fetching feline’s name was.

Thatcher.

Sam replied. Carnade and I couldn’t believe what we just heard so we asked again.

Thatcher, you know after the British Prime Minister. It’s a nice name, yes?

Sam said.

Me (once I absorbed what I have just heard):

I guess it depends on one’s politics.

Then Carnade asked the $64,000 question:

Do you like Margaret Thatcher?

To wit Sam gave the coup de grace:

No, I hate her.

And then he proceeded to explain why. Inasmuch I could ascertain Sam’s dislike of Ms. Thatcher had something to do with Cyprus. Exactly why Sam elected to name this (very friendly) cat after the Iron Lady remains a mystery. Methinks it is probably better that way.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Summer Love

August 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11220, 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

Young love in Sunset Park

This great shot hails from Sunset Park and comes from (who else?) Carnade.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Blowing Water

July 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Sunset Park 

This item comes from Carnade who writes:

In my favorite park….. If only I could of captured the 40 older Chinese dancing right beyond the gates….

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Crabsex

June 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Sunset Park 

This, a detail of a Sunset Park sex shop replete with 24 hour “viewing booths”,  comes courtesy of Carnade. Perhaps I am reading too much into this but I find its use of crab imagery is a wee bit disquieting.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Sunset Park

June 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn 

By entropymedia.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Doll Parts

After yesterday’s delightful offering of Chuckie’s head impaled on a car antenna outside our world-famous waste treatment facility I feel compelled to share some more poppet goodness from the New York Shitty photo pool. Without further ado, here they are.

Piked in Bushwick by Entropymedia.

Barbies in the buff, Sunset Park style, by Carnade.

Fucked up beyond all recognition on Houston Street as spied by Bitchcakes.

And last— but hardly least— a little something from the Garden Spot shot by yours truly.

Miss Heather

Fedders Friday: Back With A Vengeance

October 17, 2008 ·
Filed under: Fedders Friday 

I’ll admit it. I have been sorely remiss recording the impact Fedderization has taken on our fair borough. Thankfully I went to Sunset Park last weekend and got my religion revulsion back. Big time.

EXAMPLE 1

The air conditioning boxes are technically Friedrichs but I am conferring honorary Fedders status to this building for the following reasons:

  1. It is ugly as hell.
  2. Sports no plant life whatsoever (save what the city dictates).
  3. Exposed gutters and mismatched brickwork: clearly this developer thought he (or she) could go higher. It didn’t happen so now we have this partial birth abortion.
  4. with obnoxious balconies…
  5. and security cameras.

EXAMPLE 2

Another Sunset Park beauty…

Replete with concrete, electric and gas meters.

EXAMPLES 3 & 4

Those of you who are more D.C. comic savvy know of Bizarro Superman. Now I present to you the Bizarro Fedders Special twins! They’re not prettier, only different. And very special!

Rapunzel…

Rapunzel let down your hair…

So I can climb up and get into your underwear!

— Beastie Boys.

Could someone explain the following to me?

An (ostensible) architect is responsible for this abomination. Who? I must know!

In closing which one of these buildings doesn’t look like the others?

If you guessed the towering pile of beige crap in the middle you are correct!

God bless you, Sunset Park. You need it.

(To be continued)

Miss Heather



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