Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Cat & Mouse

March 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From McGuinness Boulevard.

Miss Heather

Miss Heather Gets A Gift

Today has been pretty much everything I wanted it to be. I slept in late, kept off the computer and had myself some much-needed “me” time. I will not lie to you: it was nice, if a little boring. This was in fact the purpose of the exercise. Then I went to work— and my day took a very interesting turn.

When I arrived Johnny and Frantz slid this package over the counter. As you can see it is addressed to yours truly. It is from Glasgow, Scotland. I know no one in Glasglow, Scotland— but apparently someone there knows me. After Johnny made a crack about not wanting to catch my anthrax I opened the parcel. What was inside, well, left us all dumbstruck.

My new friend writes:

…Awhile ago you had a photo of the shop IMac (iBoob as Fritz called it) and more importantly the keyboard. You will have found enclosed all the keys from a dead one I had lying around the flat …So have fun replacing dirty keys with clean ones and keep up the good work. All the best,

Chromeburger

P.S.: I used to live in Dublin, Ireland. The trains were horrible and unreliable so I feel your pain re. the G & 7.

Thank you for your generosity, Chromeburger. It is greatly appreciated. As it would happen we have since replaced our Mac with a new(er) model.

As you can see it has all its keys. However, like anything else in the junk shop, I am certain it will get jacked-up eventually and your thoughtful gift will come in handy. It is only a matter of time.

Other than that I honestly don’t know else what to say other than perhaps I am both pleased and a bit disturbed that the Crosstown Local’s dubious reputation is, in fact, well known abroad.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Manhattan Avenue

March 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This stunning shot of our local Salvation Army comes courtesy of Single Linds Reflex.

Miss Heather

Greenburg Street Art Du Jour: Dan Witz

Taken March 24, 2010.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Dodo

March 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Meserole Avenue

Miss Heather

Quicklink: The L Train Rat

Those of you who are looking for a little lite entertainment and happen to be on Twitter may want to give this, the musings of a L train rat,  a look-see. If you do, here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

i get so self conscious when everyone watches me look for food on the track

every once in awhile people at the 1st ave stop smell like delicious fried dough and i just want to kill myself

people seem to hate me 100x more when i’m rained on.

too fat to fit inside bottle :( should probably go on a run to 8th ave.

Special thanks go out to Lisacat for bringing this to my attention. Check it out!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: West Street

March 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222 

This, one of yours truly’s favorite local linguistic blunders, comes from the camera of algul siento. Great capture!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Upcoming Classes At Clayspace 1205

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

I recently received a reminder from the folks at Clayspace that their spring class semester classes kick off April 5, 2010. These classes range from advanced to beginner; adults and children alike. The cost ($275.00) may very be out of the range of a great many people reading this (there is a recession going on after all) but it will buy you not only six weeks of coursework, but also twenty five pounds of clay and unlimited bench time. This comes out to $45 dollar a week. This is not a bad value when you think about it!

You can review Clayspace’s adult classes by clicking here and their activities for children can be found here. NOTE: their “Spring Break ” children’s program commences March 29!

Clayspace Spring Classes (For Adults & Children)
April 5, 2010
1205 Manhattan Avenue
(AKA The Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Waiting For The Sun

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

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Something Dirty!

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

Last weekend it was the Treasure Chest, this upcoming weekend Kill Devil Hill will be hosting two days of artistic goodness. Rebecca writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

I’m writing to you because I’ve been an avid reader of your blog for a couple of years now and wanted to let you know about an art show I have coming up in your favorite Greenpoint shop. It’s at Kill Devil Hillno furry, toothy little creatures, though, sorry! (But) I think you will like it, mostly because it includes found ephemera and naked stuff. Anyway, if it looks interesting to you, I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider posting it on the venerable Shitty and coming to see the show.

I will be perfectly honest: I do not like posting event listings. There are a number of sites dedicated to just this purpose and I find it boring. I’d rather be pounding the pavement conversing with my friends and neighbors and getting the “shit” on north Brooklyn. There is plenty shit to be had here, I assure you. My inbox overflows with shit on a daily basis. And I cannot afford to hire an intern. So it goes.

However, I can and will do so when it involves furry critters in need or the mood suits me. In the latter-most case being promised “naked stuff” and the following helps. A LOT:

…Found photos, pin-ups & male “physique” magazines.

The previous pretty much constitutes what I have painstakingly arranged on Chez Shitty’s refrigerator over the last five years. The purpose of this exercise is to skeeve the Mister. It works: he puts magnets over what bothers him. I remove them.

They say marriage is an institution. There is a germ of truth to this age-old shtick. I am the R.P. McMurphy of this household: a vortex of chaos and intransigence disrupting his (otherwise) highly structured and organized existence. It’s a fun, if occasionally weird, journey and I can’t honestly say I regret it. But back to nekkid people:

Dirty Lines
March 27, 2010; 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
March 28, 2010; 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: March 27, 2010; 5:00 p.m.
Kill Devil Hill
170 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Check it out!

Miss Heather