Sunday, November 17, 2013

9:21 a.m., East 11th St. and Avenue A, Nov. 18


[Photo via VH McKenzie]

35 comments:

east village tours said...

sickening, the amount of packaging involved.

VH McKenzie said...

Just fyi everyone -- each piece of garbage that overflowed onto the street is a 7/11 product.

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

Why does a slice need individual packaging?

Anonymous said...

Why don't you show pictures of vomit on the sidewalk from people crawling the local watering holes while you're at it?

What's with this ridiculous demonization of 7 Eleven when Starbuck has killed the independent coffeeshop and cafe and Subway has killed the independent deli?

D

Anonymous said...

So I guess people are shopping at 7/11 after all.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I guess the community is underserved

Anonymous said...

NOTORIOUS LIBERATION,
You mean like a plate and a paper bag?

Kenny said...

To keep the 19 day old hot dogs from eating it.

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

1:32 PM Not sure about the bag thing, I get my pizza on a plate and eat it. I don't get it gift wrapped and tote it around.

Anonymous said...

Picture worth a thousand words...

Scooby said...

So I guess 7-11 DOES contribute to the neighborhood... EXACTLY what was thought to be their contribution - GARBAGE.

Anonymous said...

The garbage can is gone though the trash remains on the ground. Knowing the 7-Eleven employees, they're hard at work dumping it in front of businesses with the boycott signs.

~evilsugar25 said...

every time i've gone by there there are at least 10 shoppers in the store.

Anonymous said...

Good job 7-11! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love 14 bottles of Coke for a dollar.

Anonymous said...

The plastic exterior walls are already starting to separate from the building.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure I'll be accused of being a 7-11 sympathizer named Ashley from a flyover state but really... Look most anywhere in the East Village and there is trash everywhere. It's disgusting. The city is fucking filthy and there's nothing charming abut it. Trash overflowing from the bins, all over the street and sidewalks. I just got back from vacation and am also blown-away but how much trash is on the streets here. You can go to other large cities in the U.S., Europe and Australia and they're relatively clean. I think the trash was here long before 7-11.

Anonymous said...

@ Ashley from Flyover:
THIS trash and its source are new and traceable to this shitty establishment. Throw-away packaging surrounding crappy "food" is intrinsic to 7-Eleven's business model. Plant yourself in a neighborhood, suck out as much money as you can, direct a big junk of it to your national and international HQs in Texas and Tokyo, and let your stores' neighbors deal with the residue. All the while dumping a big turd of "sameness of Anywhere USA" aesthetic into formerly interesting places. Not here. Boycott 7-Eleven and drive them out of the East Village!

Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to think what their pizza tastes like. Probably school pizza. Or worse.

Anonymous said...

Try it! You can get a whole one for a dollar. It comes in 8 tiny boxes.

Anonymous said...

I DID try it! I washed it down with 68 Slurpees for a dollar! What a bargain! The 29 rolls of TP for a dollar came in handy too!

Anonymous said...

Ashley,

People don't care if the neighborhood is treated like shiat, they only care who is treating it like shiat.

Anonymous said...

The smell from that place is gross too. I just don't understand why the people that like that kind of store won't move to the suburbs where rent is cheaper and they have plenty of chain stores to choose from. It's creepy and weird how much they want to foist their way of life on the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Why are people eating their "food" on the corner by the trash?

Mr Clean said...

Hey Kids!

There's a new service center in the East Village called "Department of Sanitation" and they need to raise money to help keep the East Village clean.

In lieu of a Kickstarter campaign they set up their own website with links we can click on to point them to generous landlords who might make donations to DSNY.

Let's help them out, Kids!

Overflowing Public Litter Basket Service Request

Dirty Sidewalk Violation Service Request

Dirty Curbside Violation Service Request

Anonymous said...

ooh big gulps

greg6833 said...

That's 'art' not garbage. See how the colors contrast with the profoundly beautiful mailbox? Someone needs to get a MOMA rep there right away!

Anonymous said...

Ah Grieve, a bit of pandering to the audience here. No disagreement on the 7-11 scourge, but there many many worse garbage scenes on any East Village Sunday morning. Don't know why this isn't a big issue of concern for the hood.

Gojira said...

It IS a source of concern for the neighborhood, Anon. 9:00; it is not for the city, which is perfectly willing to receive the money from all the liquor licenses the SLA illegally grants, but not willing to expeditiously clean up the mountains of litter that accompany the drunken sots taking advantage of those licenses. Calls to 311 are ignored, or responded to days later, while we live with ALL the trash - human and inanimate - that overrun the EV on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit disappointed by how many shoppers are in there constantly. Some of us may be boycotting, but certainly there seems to be plenty of customers to keep 7-11 in this location. So.

bowbo said...

"Why don't you show pictures of vomit on the sidewalk..." Clearly, EV Heave was before your time, but new folks are always welcome. just not chains!

Let Me Google That For You said...

@Anon 1:10 PM -- your question about why people don't like 7-Eleven made me wonder also, so I Googled and found this:

http://www.grubstreet.com/2013/07/7-eleven-lawsuit.html

Maybe some of the other folks here can provide additional explanation of why 7-Eleven is despised.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, I'm baffled as to why ANYONE would eat 7-11 pizza with all the great options nearby. Though the garbage removal problems in the East Village (all of downtown)go way beyond this.

Anonymous said...

That's the trash? Oh! I thought that was the counter where you order the food!

Anonymous said...

ya know, they got plenty of trash bins inside the store. who's fault is the litter?