New York Shitty Day Ender: Post Mardi Gras Edition

February 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Although I am certain today’s rain and sleet have since rendered this very special chap (which hails from Oak Street) unrecognizable, here he is for posterity. New York Shitty analysis: Love it!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: 50% Off Clothing & Shoes

February 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Speaking as someone who prefers used over new (my lifestyle makes second-hand desirable— what’s more it’s much easier on the wallet!) I feel compelled to pass along this item. Our local Salvation Army is extending their regular “Family Day” to Wednesday and Thursday this week. This is an excellent chance to pick up some apparel on the cheap to wear “as is” or retool into something neat. Check it out!

Salvation Army Extra Family Day
February 24 & 25, 2010
981 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Garden Spot Belles Lettres: A Piece of Purple Prose

February 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

There aren’t many “early adopters” left in Garden Spot anymore. MOst have been priced out. Thankfully Philip (AKA: the best dressed man in Greenpoint as seen at left) is still here. I find his presence is comforting in the ever-changing world that is 11222. I am of the distinct impression this Philip is an old soul. I suppose it takes one to know one. Most importantly: he’s a really nice guy.

Last weekend he swung by the junk shop. He had a short story for me. It is entitled “Greenpoint Bar” and you can read it by clicking here. CAVEAT: this tome is rather explicit so if you are offended by material of a sexual nature do not click the previous link.

As for the rest of you: enjoy!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Artillery

February 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Newel Street.

Miss Heather

Spotted On McGuinness Boulevard: Missing Ghostbike

February 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Many of you are no doubt familiar with the senseless death of Solange Raulson. For those of you who are not, she was struck and killed by a truck at the intersection of Nassau Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard December 13, 2009. Many questions have arisen about how this tragic event came to pass and how it is being handled by the N.Y.P.D. Most remain unanswered. But two things can be asserted with 100% certainty: she died too young and is missed by many.

ghostbikes.org erected a memorial at this intersection (which you see at left) to serve as a reminder of Ms. Raulston’s life— and death. Now jump forward to today: as I was running errands I made an interesting discovery.

This item has gone MIA. I find this curious as the other memorials at this intersection were untouched. Does anyone have the 411 regarding what happened here? If so, please share via comments or contact me email at missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Black & White

February 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Advanced Life Forms, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Okay, I’ll admit these above imagery does not do this vehicle justice (try taking photos from a moving bus— it is not as easy as you may think). The OCD manifest here is compelling nonetheless. Note they Holstein print seat covers, fuzzy dice, assortment of beanie babies (black and white all) and the maneki neko. NICE.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: Urban Fur

Bedford Avenue

North 8 Street

Dunham Place


Oak Street

Nassau Avenue

Manhattan Avenue


East 2 Street

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Speed With Economy

February 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From McGuinness Boulevard.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Ennui

February 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Kent Street.

Miss Heather

Chez Shitty Critter Watch: He’s BAAAAACK!

February 22, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

(Again)

The non-cat the Mister and I call “Rocky Raccoon” made an unexpected appearance last night— or more accurately— this morning. 5:15 a.m. to be precise. The ruckus was enough to wake the Mister. This is no small achievement. I write this as someone who some experience in this matter. Needless to say when he called me into the bedroom and I noticed all the felines staring out the window with rapt interest I knew I had clearly missed out on something very special.

Inasmuch as I can ascertain (I had the presence of mind to grab the Maglite but not my camera) Rocky was whaling on some fellow varmint. The shrill utterances I heard would certainly indicate this. Needless to say I will investigate/document this matter later. IN DAYLIGHT.

Otherwise, I was disappointed “Rocky” didn’t feast on the shit-filled diaper outside our bedroom window. It’s been there for two months. I guess Rocky has developed more effete tastes.

Miss Heather