New York Shitty Day Starter: Stripes

April 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Green Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Beloved

April 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Green Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Turns Four!

April 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

You know what they say:

Time flies when you’re having fun.

I can’t honestly say operating New York Shitty has been fun 100% of the time. It has on occasion entailed pulling all nighters, grabbing my camera, tossing on my coat and heading out when I would just as well stay home, etc. In short, it can and is hard work. But it is work I find rewarding nonetheless: if I can in some small way serve my community by operating this web site so be it. Besides, most of the time it IS fun.

I would like to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to my readers and the many folks who have sent me contributions over the years. They are greatly appreciated— even if I do not always use them. On that note I am going to share a nifty piece of New Yorkiana I found yesterday at the junk shop. Enjoy!

Thanks again— and here’s to another year!

Miss Heather

Has You Seen Cosmo?

April 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I have spied two fliers soliciting help bringing Cosmo home: one at Dog Habitat, the other at Pets on the Run. If you have seen Cosmo or know of her whereabouts please contact her person at the above-listed telephone number. Not only does this little one require medication, but her mother is very worried about her!

Thanks.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Garden Spot Pastoral

April 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken April 15, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: It’s On!

April 16, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Remember how I reported on Wednesday that the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Newtown Creek Waste Treatment facility’s Visitor’s Center was canceled? Well, it would appear we’re back on!

My advice: RSVP before they change their mind. Get your Shit Tit shirts ready fellow Garden Spotters!

Visitor’s Center Grand Opening
April 24, 2010 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

P.S.: Maybe if we’re lucky Mr. Acconci will do a reenactment of Seedbed for us!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: North 12 Street Gets Lit

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2600 (who sent the above image) writes:

Vertuccio’s Pizza installed a neon sign today, next to their spy cam, right across from the Green Dome garden.  It is time for them to take both down and leave.

My knee jerk reaction to this (after cringing, that is) was to check the Department of Buildings to see if they has a permit for this sign. Sure enough, they do. What I found particularly intriguing was this passage in said permit:

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Not knowing offhand about how big McCarren Park is, I decided to consult Google Maps. Vertuccio’s location (232 North 12 Street) is indicated with an “A”.

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For those of you who are not in the know an acre is 43,560 square feet. Hmm…

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: And Then There Were Two

I am sad to announce that one of the Huron Street kittens died last night despite the best efforts of their caretaker, Lisa, to keep him alive. As you can imagine I am not happy about this, but given how this poor little guy’s life started I cannot honestly say I am surprised. But this is not to suggest that all the news Lisa relayed to me was bad news. The two older kittens (presumably brother and sister) are responding to some much needed TLC— albeit in fits and starts. Lisa writes:

Sad news. The other tiny kitten died last night. His eye was oozing pus & he wasn’t nursing but I still had hopes for him. He got fluids and antibiotics but was also infested with fleas. I’ve seen neonatal kittens get blood transfusions, but have never seen one live through it. So fragile. If you think it’s appropriate, I’d still like to give him a name.

The other two are good. Goopy eyes and difficult to nurse with the bottle, they are eating a little on their own. They have teeth and are right on the cusp of weaning, often a difficult transition for even healthy bottle babies.

Your readers have been incredible. Almost everything on my list was purchased and is on the way to Greenpoint Bottle Baby Headquarters! Thank you and everyone! I’ll get some personal notes out when I get a minute. Also some very generous paypal donations that will go towards vaccines and felv/fiv testing.

New photos coming. I finally have some time after doing double shifts cat-sitting and (yikes!) dog watching!

I would like to take a moment to thank those who made donations to help these little ones get the food, medication and medical attention they so badly need. They cannot live on love alone. In addition, I know for a fact that Lisa is currently fostering three litters of abandoned kittens/bottle babies at the time she took these young ones in. This is an endeavor that would drain even the most dedicated person— physically, emotionally and monetarily. You can rest assured your contributions will be put to good use.

One example of the great work Lisa does fostering kittens is reputedly going to accompany her at this upcoming weekend’s adoption event at Muddy Paws.

Meet Nemo. He too is from Greenpoint (Russell Street) and in the above photograph he is blissed out on a tummy full of kitty formula. Of you have a moment this Sunday why not swing by and say “Hi” to Nemo and his pals?

North Brooklyn Cats Adoption Event
April 18, 2010 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Muddy Paws
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

In closing I would like everyone to know that I not only tracked down but last night had dinner with the good Samaritan who found the Huron Street kittens. She is an amazing woman. Even her manager (who contacted me via email!) concurs. But that is the stuff of another post. Stay tuned!

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: No Lie

It would appear that like the Garden Spot’s rating as the 5th most livable neighborhood in New York City by New York Magazine has gone to one G train patron’s head. You can (and should) see the above piece of Greenpoint glory in larger format by clicking here. Priceless.

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: Mister Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: At Your Service

April 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather