What (the heck) is LTV Squad?
On November 17, 2014, MTA board member Charles Moerdler stated "I’d like to ban them, frankly",
On the northeast border of Astoria, there is a forest covered urban mountain whose origins are shrouded in mystery. This would make a great location for a very unique new park. Unfortunately though, this forest and 'mountain' may be bulldozed soon.
Thus past weekend, the legendary Jeff Stark organized a party that was held in the Chinatown segment if the second avenue subway. The NYPD is likely to arrest him and potentially all guests to this event in the coming days, months and even years, depending of course on how bored and desperate they are to make arrests and maintain appearances.
When we were growing up, we were always told no. No, you sit across the street from school waiting for friends (cops would chase you away). No you can't get a car. No you can't grow your hair out, or wear those pants. No you can't have this, drink that, or smoke the green stuff. No, no no. We spend our entire teenage years being told No. We spend those years waiting endlessly to be 'grown up' and allowed to make our own decisions.
Over the last few years a group of NIMBYS in central Queens have been basically advocating for the eradication of rail freight through Queens. The people behind this campaign seem to live close to Fresh Pond Yard (which has been a rail yard since at least 1906). After years of freight rail decline and the lost of the large 'Yard A' classification yard in L.I.C. (which will become a passenger rail yard in support of the ESA project) the LIRR outsourced its freight operations to a small startup railroad (New York & Atlantic) which has aggressively and successfully marketed its services. The growth of their business has made Fresh Pond yard busier than it has been in the last 20 years.
Ever have one of those days where you just want to curse at everyone in sight? Well, it seems Elmo here has been having a lot of days like that.
After one recent freak out, Elmo went to Jail. Ta ta you crazy red fuck. Hope to see you again soon!
Being an EDP is rough in this town.
This morning the beautifully tragic Smith Infirmary on Staten Island met a sad death at the jaws of an NYC Gov owned bulldozer. That so little was done to preserve this amazing building is sad, and sadder still is the city government’s insistence on destroying this unique architectural beauty, through neglect and ultimately, demolition.
When I shot the above photo Saturday afternoon, I knew they might be bulldozing it soon. I had no idea how soon.
Whenever I hear about something like this, you know what message it sends across?
A) You’re on some state list of bad people
B) Our tax dollars are being thrown away on monitoring people like me, who are doing absolutely nothing worth monitoring. OMG he went in some abandoned building no one cares about and took photos! Now factor that by around 20 for all the active known explorers in NYC, and perhaps 200-500 for all those who stay off the radar. That’s a lot of people to monitor, follow around, and sift through the trash cans of.
C) Hey guys what’s up? Tell our mutual friends I say hello. BTW, can you do something about all the fucking homeless people riding during morning rush hour – you know, so us tax-paying (i.e. paying-your-paycheck) people can get to fucking work without smelling fungus coated humans? Thanks.
And no i can’t drive to work because the rent for parking in Manhattan is too damn high!
Oh well. Maybe they think we’re Muslims or something… not that that should matter.