FOUND IN WILLIAMSBURG: Froot Loops

August 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

(in More Ways Than One)

I was recently asked by a colleague if I knew anything about the “underground” art parties that are reputedly being thrown in Williamsburg. The fact of the matter is I do not. As some of you, dear readers, might recall I am by education (and to a lesser degree, trade) an artist in my own right. During graduate school I was even a teaching fellow— but I digress. I was often asked by my fellow students if my work was the product of partaking certain mind-expanding substances. They always seemed disappointed when I gave them the honest answer: no. I was (and still am) simply strange. I mention the previous anecdotes because as I was walking around Williamsburg recently I stumbled upon something quite remarkable.

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At first I thought this was your standard “Bloomieville” (homeless encampment)…

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and a pretty nice one at that. It isn’t.

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The first indication that something was amiss was the scattering of Froot Loops next to the mattress.

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After a little poking around I found the box. (NOTECAVEAT: this and any of the following images can be seen in larger format by clicking on them. Do so at your own risk.)

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Yup.

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Same goes for the advertising insert on the bed.

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This, which is also located under the sidewalk shed.

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Here’s the other side.

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This, which can be found around the corner on Kent Avenue. As you can see now Frank Gehry has entered the picture— and what a picture it is!

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And finally this— which can be found at the intersection of Metropolitan and Wythe Avenue.

Let this be a lesson to all you aspiring artists out there lest you decide to expand your mind and do a little creating. Sometimes it’s better to just let that Sharpie be. It is not cosmic consciousness that is powering your pen: it’s the drugs.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Bubbles

August 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From North 7 Street.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Urban Fur

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Java Street

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Kent Street

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Oak Street

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Manhattan Avenue

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Grand Street

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West Street

Miss Heather

Meet Petal

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This lovely lass not only needs a loving home, but has seen a lot in her 1-2 years. I will let her foster “mom” Rebecca, tell her story:

Petal, the small dog that I have been fostering & rehabilitating in my home for almost 6 weeks, is ready for adoption.  She was one of 53 dogs living in a basement in Texas.  Here’s the story about the mill raid at the end of May that yielded her.

She would do best in a quieter environment with sensitive and thoughtful people who will be patient and help her continue to work through her shyness and fear issues.  When she first arrived, she reminded me of Emily Dickinson in a 10-pound dog’s body.  But Petal has come a great distance in 5 weeks (there is a scamp in her that is slowly emerging!) and is going to make a wonderful, loving companion.

  • She has had all of her shots, has been de-wormed, has tested negative for heart-worm, and has been spayed.
  • Good with cats and non-pushy dogs.  Tends to be more fearful of men than women. She would not do well in a home with small children.
  • Loves to give kisses, to cuddle in your lap, and to sleep in the “big bed” with the rest of my menagerie. She is VERY excited when I come home.
  • Petal uses wee-pads consistently and is learning to go to the bathroom outside.

I am also building her leash-walking skills (she had never been outside of that house in San Angelo – imagine how overwhelming the stimuli of Greenpoint sounds & sights & smells must be).  Three weeks ago, “outside” was overwhelming for her, even with high value treats and my own dog as an example.  She would freeze and shake uncontrollably or try to hide under parked cars.  So I began taking her out with us in a travel bag slung over my chest – she could feel my warmth & breath, and heart, and she could hide in the bag if she wanted.  When she stopped shaking, I’d put her on the ground, and we’d get as far as we could that day.  One day at a time.  Last week she was able to walk to & from McCarren Park on leash & without bag time!!  That is 40 minutes!

Anyone interested in learning more about this beautiful lass— or better yet: wants to give her the loving home she so richly deserves— should contact Rebecca at:

rebecca11222 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Prospective “parents”should be advised that there is an application process in order to adopt Petal. You can learn more about what this entails by clicking here. Otherwise you can see more lovely photographs of Petal here.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Crusty

August 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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This assemblage of street eats hails from that magical place called Bedford Avenue and comes courtesy of Miss Mousey Brown who notes:

lobster dead , crab entourage living.

Indeed.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Mustache

August 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From North 4 Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Sunset

August 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Grand Ferry Park.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Wanted In McCarren Park

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Yup.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Strike A Pose

August 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From Berry Street.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Summer In The Shitty

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Huron Street

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Manhattan Avenue

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North 7 Street

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Driggs Avenue

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Bedford Avenue

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Calyer Street

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Java Street

Miss Heather

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