Monday, November 3, 2014

Fun with trash

From the Queens Courier:

One Astoria resident is getting a snapshot of what some have called an ongoing problem in the neighborhood.

What started first as a joke in July after the Astorian, who wishes to remain anonymous, noticed she had too many photos of trash on her phone has now become an Instagram account with 111 followers featuring “interesting trash” found on the streets of the western Queens neighborhood.

“Once you start looking for trash in this neighborhood you find a lot,” she said. “It’s not meant to be down on Astoria, it’s just a fun way to show there is a problem.”

The Instagram account called “astoriatrash” includes photos taken by the Astoria local and also submissions from neighbors and other residents, making it what she calls “a community effort.”

Here's something she might have "fun" with:

Notice how it says "no dumping" on the wall, yet clearly several people (or one repeat offender) failed to heed the message.

Stay classy, Queens.


Anonymous said...

Costa's big thing is sanitation. Perhaps he will be as successful here as Vallone was with graffiti.

Note to politicians: this is what happens when greed, rather than community spirit, takes over your community. Churning real estate and undermining long term owner occupied residents automatically does this.

Roger said...

I'm not sure which is the bigger eyesore, the turd or the hand-scrawled no dumping sign. The turd is easier to clean up.