"What’s ugly, and what’s beautiful?"
Damn right, and the first half is all in Astoria.
A reader writes: “I don’t have a picture, but the building across 33rd St from Brick Cafe is incredible. There’s actually two buildings with a very ugly and bizarre fake stone facade, but the smaller one has a very obvious top floor addition with a different, ugly fake stone too that puts it over the top.”
Yup, I know the place, although I will have to revisit and look for this addition!
Why go nuts with green walls and complicated climate control systems when you can just fill your garage with hanging potted plants? The owner of a taxi hub in Queens thought along the same lines when he decided to stuff his mechanic’s shop with around 1,000 plants. His reasoning? Cleaner air. Since all of his cars are hybrids already, he’s just doubling up on a good effort.
Before you ask, yes, every plant is hand-watered twice a week—which sounds like a full-time job in itself. —MN
(Photo credit: John Brecher / NBC News)
Happy Easy on the Eye Day! These guys are in Dutch Kills around 39th or 40th Ave.
Postcard from Bayside. Where spelling counts!
Fixed it! Leak repair at La Guardia. The hose drains into a big trash can behind the row of chairs.
"Hipsters out of Astoria!" (Though please note, it’s spelled "xipsters," with a fricative.)
Nice gold trim!
Spotted in Brooklyn. We are colonizing!
Not quite sure what’s going on here.
Nothing to see here! Perfectly camouflaged!
Some jackass *backed* into this fence. Either that or he was going the wrong way on a very busy one-way street. Sucks because they always had nice flowers.
(But yay, it’s all fixed now! May it grow and prosper.)