Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nighttime Danger: Clinton Street

The city put in some new streetlamps on Clinton Street. They're an improvement in that they emit soft white light, not the garish urine yellow radiance of the older ones.

But the problem is that the new lights are energy savers -- they save energy by putting out the equivalent of a 15 watt bulb, if that. And that's with double the lights per lamppost.

With such dim lighting one has to watch his step for lurking dangers. No, I don't mean muggers. I mean the usual natural decorations that downtown Plattsburgh, NY is renown for around the world via this blog. Please note that the flattened shape of some of these unwholesome objects indicates that a few have stepped into danger.

Images taken Sunday, 11/28/10, 5 PM+, the south side of Clinton Street between Oak and Margaret (basically the entire street). Thanks to reader Datsa Lottadookie for the tip.

Hey, Need An Easy Chair?

Check out this slightly-used beauty sitting in the parking lot at the Social Services building, Broad Street.

Brown Friday

The day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday because the big holiday sales on that date put most stores in the black, big profits. Black Friday is a better term to describe the mood of harried retail sales people putting up the onslaught of greed on that day.

I hate the holidays, the crowds, the feeding frenzy for the perfect Xmas gift, the best deal. I stay the hell away from the mall. Instead, I go for a walk, enjoying the peacefulness of downtown Plattsburgh... until I see this stuff:

All images taken Friday midafternoon, 11/26/10, along a span of Miller St.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lost And Found: Split Cucumber

Durkee Street, 11/22/10.

Putrid Pumpkins

Thanksgiving is two days away. Maybe it's time to pick up and trashcan those Halloween pumpkins lying around. Or are you going to drop your semi-devoured turkey carcass next to a rotting pumpkin?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mystery Trash Watch: Payphone Kiosk - Day 9

Image taken 11/10/10.

Previously I thought that the white object lodged in the payphoneless kiosk near the downtown Post Office entrance was a diaper. Upon somewhat closer but cautious visual inspection it seems the object might not a diaper but something just as unpleasant (e.g., dogshit wrapped in paper towels). Whatever it is, it looks nasty and shouldn't be left there.

Maybe Verizon should send out its hazmat team to pick it up.

Margaret Or Weed Street?

If you say Weed Street, you're wrong. Weed Street looks a lot better than this, even though it's a side street, not a main drag like Margaret.

Maybe Plattsburgh City wants to greet visitors with this jungle jamboree to show how "green" it is. First impressions are so important.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Diaper Watch: Payphone Stand - Day 4

I would call and report it but there's no payphone.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dirty Diaper Replaces Payphone

Where else but delightful downtown Plattsburgh, NY?