Inevitably the subject of photography came up, as photos feature heavily on New York Shitty, and I said that while I do carry a camera around I am nowhere as prolific as Miss Heather, nor do I pass as many interesting scenes as she does. Over the summer I contributed to the Gowanus Lounge and Greenpointers Flick'r pools, but I don't consider what catches my eye to be of the New York Shitty aesthetic. Here are a few selections, however:
I sent Miss Heather this picture with the following note on May 7:
I've wanted to send you this photo since last October, but since Matt "mugsniffer" Glasson took it (at my request), it was on his computer until it came to my possession in January. Your post stuck a fire under my ass to finally send it your way.
The Viridian isn't the only new development with an incorrect vehicular phenomenon. Check out this photo of 90 Guernsey Street. It's pretty subtle, but notice that the driveway does not meet up with the garage but is off by about eighteen inches to two feet. My friend's car was towed a few months ago because he was parked in front of a driveway, even though he swore he wasn't. I wonder if this was the property he parked in front of. Can a car be reasonably towed from an imperfect driveway?
While walking to Word to order a book from another of last night's readers, I passed this delightful sign on Milton near Franklin:
And on Leonard near Greenpoint, behind St. Anthony's, this fellow was taking a siesta:
¹ When she mentioned Briarwood, I said aloud "Oh yeah," which turned a few heads, and later explained that I had experienced a similar situation at 23rd-Ely while en route to high school and had to report it at Briarwood, coincidentally the same stop as my alma mater.