Entries Tagged as 'New York'
I realize this example (from outside the American Legion HQ in Park Slope, Brooklyn) is not so much “passive-aggressive” as it is “crazy,” but it tickles me too much not to post. The little species/feces couplet has been painted over and re-written at least twice, so obviously I’m not the only one who appreciated it.
You can’t tell from these photos, but this little storefront stands as one of the few bastions on Fifth Avenue that the armies of invading gentrifiers couldn’t take down with their industrial-size nozzles of mrs. meyer’s and turn into a precious little bakery selling organic dog cupcakes. While I was taking these photos a man in a lawn chair was either yelling at me to stop or trying to sell me a ratty old suitcase.
Tags: Brooklyn · crazypants · exclamation-point happy!!!! · garbage · more aggressive than passive · Park Slope · shit
Spotted on the office fridge by Sam, who also brings us this little gem — the most precise vending-machine operating instructions ever written.
related: Spit & Vinegar
Tags: exclamation-point happy!!!! · food · New York · office fridge · spitting · stealing
Thanks to Rachel for bringing to light another key battleground for office passive-aggressives: the thermostat.
related: This is your friend the thermostat
Tags: "helpful" advice · New York · office · temperature
Tags: Brooklyn · dogs · garbage · neighbors · Park Slope · shit · smiley
Spotted by Eric at Uncle Moe’s in Manhattan.
related: The penny is the most passive-aggressive coin
Tags: "customer service" · New York
From Emily: another example of Brooklyn’s seemingly unparalleled commitment to exasperated signage (as previously documented here.)
Tags: Brooklyn · more aggressive than passive · parking
Wesh snapped this a few years back in Red Hook, Brooklyn, while walking from his brother’s rehearsal dinner to the after-party bar.
Says Wesh: “What gets me are the flags. Why flags?”
(How bougie does Park Slope’s version look in comparison?)
Tags: Brooklyn · dogs · more aggressive than passive · shit
The latest in a series previously documented here and here…right across the street from my Park Slope apartment.
Update: Another one!
related: The Pooper Stooper
Tags: dogs · neighbors · Park Slope · shit · smiley
There’s something so wildly theatrical about this sign, spotted in Gowanus, Brooklyn. I wouldn’t be surprised if it burst into song.
Tags: Brooklyn · garbage · landlords and property managers · neighbors
Slipped under our door by the downstairs neighbors.
(Guilty as charged.)
related: Seriously…Sugar Ray?
Tags: Brooklyn · music · neighbors · noise · not-so-veiled threats · Park Slope · the po-po