Showing posts with label mattresses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mattresses. Show all posts

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sunday's parting shots

A big weekend for discarded furniture with the end-of-the-month move ins and move outs... the above photo was spotted on Ninth Street (thank you Steven!)... and below on 11th Street (thank you Carol from East 5th Street!)
... and Ninth Street at Second Avenue (thank you Doug!) ...
Furniture tagging courtesy of @plannedalism ...

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Today in discarded mattresses

Punguin Classics "Animal Firm" and "Laid Miserables" as seen on Third Street at Avenue A ... courtesy of Planndalism...

Saturday, March 13, 2021


As seen on Second Avenue and Second Street... no sign of the headboard... photo via Stacie Joy...

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday's parting shot

A reader spotted this on 12th Street east of Avenue A.

Paul Richard just so happens to have a solo show at 212 Arts at 523 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B through Friday...

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday's parting shot

An EVG reader shared this photo from late this afternoon... spotted on First Avenue between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Today in discarded mattresses

Eden spotted this today on 10th Street at Second Avenue...

You were rubbish in bed too!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


The 10 NYC Commandments, as written on a discarded mattress on Second Street between Avenue A and First Avenue...

1. There is only 1 God (Money)
2. Honor thy lease
3. Don't covet thy neighbor
4. Don't worship false presidents
5. Do not lie (except on dates)
6. Do not steal (except from work)
7. I am a fucking jealous God
8. Do not forsake NY
9. Sunday is a day of brunch
10. Do not kill your dream

Courtesy of Adrian Wilson ...

Sunday, March 17, 2019


And on a discarded mattress on St. Mark's Place near Second Avenue, someone writes that the Sinaloa Cartel will avenge the death of recently murdered Gambino Crime Boss "Franky Boy" Cali...

Also written on the mattress: "Bed Bugs Are Fun!"

Thanks to @ImPaulGale for the photo...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Saturday's parting shots

Happy early Father's Day from a discarded mattress on Avenue C and 9th Street ... photos by Bobby Williams...

Friday, August 25, 2017

Mattress Materialize

Mattress Materialize

Month ending, out they come,
Streets dotted with pale monoliths.
We walk among them as pagans,
Between their standing stones,
Magical meaning long forgotten,
no enlightenment to be revealed.
Swathed in plastic, sealing in,
Dreams, some lost, bitter tears,
Release, exhaustion, books half read.
Guarded by rumors of the uninvited,
Biting interlopers who have lost
the decency to leave when asked.
Suddenly, the mattresses are gone.
Pity, an equinox is almost here.

peter radley

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This free mattress has no bed bugs, however...

A reader shared this photo of a mattress on 11th Street this morning:

"Gratis — no bed bugs just cat piss."

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Branding on Avenue B between Sixth Street and Seventh Street via EVG reader Ronnie...

(And a mattress that got away?)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Soon, the sidewalks might be free of discarded mattresses this evening

If this guy can just get a few more piled atop the refurbish somewhere...

Photo on East Ninth Street this evening by EVG regular OlympiasEpiriot

Saturday, September 20, 2014


EVG Discarded Mattress Correspondent Derek Berg spotted this on East Fourth Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery early last evening… not quite sure what this electrical get-up is…

As with most things in life, there is likely a logical explanation.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Notes left on discarded mattresses are usually awesome

Generally speaking. Here's one on East Eighth Street...

Would you take this mattress home? Maybe after a movie and dinner?

Previously on EV Grieve:
This week in discarded mattress epidemics in the East Village

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


East 12th Street this morning. Waking up on the wrong side of the Honda, via Andrew Adam Newman on Ave C.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Never any mattress police around when you need them at Union Square.

Photo by Shawn Chittle.