Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue Fashion Watch

Kindred Spirit NYS 2

When I saw this woman braving the heat in such magnificent style I simply had to document it for posterity. Of course in the interest of full disclosure it should be noted that I may be a mite bit biased…


From The New York Shitty Inbox: Something Neat!


Some might recall that not terribly long ago I was contacted by a very nice fellow named Geoff. He is not only a Greenpoint resident and school teacher (!)*, but he calls north Brooklyn history his hobby and to this end he has a web site and is publishing a book.

Upon his applying for and receiving a tour guide license, Geoff was kind enough to invite me on a tour! I had a wonderful time and learned a lot. It was at this time he told me had had been contacted by and in fact did a radio interview for a station in Norway! The subject: (who else?) Dirck the Norman, the namesake of our very own Norman Avenue! This has found its way online and for your listening pleasure here and here. Give ‘em a listen!

*At none other than the lovely and historic Erasmus Hall which apparently is endangered. Geoff writes:

I teach American history at the High School for Service and Learning I teach at the once prestigious Erasmus Campus. Streisand, Ralph from the Happy Days program, Beverly Sills the opera singer and a lot of other famous people went here. We have the original 1787 building in our court yard. It is falling apart and I have a petition to try and save it. Please sign it and if you could mention it on your blog it would be great. I spoke to the Director for preservation in the city government. He said that even though the building is on the National Register for historic places it can still be condemned. We cannot let that happen, hence my petition (which you can view and sign here— Ed. Note).

Gladly, Geoff!

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: SOLD!

May 17, 2014 ·
Filed under: BAD ASS, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Although the bloggage has been sparse of late I can assure you, gentle readers, much has come to pass. One such example is delivering a snow globe to my first client! I will not go into the terms of the sale to Mr. Kuby— that is our business— other than to note one of my stipulations was I get to take and publish photos of him enjoying his purchase (which will grace his desk). Hence this post.

I think he likes it!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: In Like A Lion…

Taken by Robert S.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: On The (C) Town

March 7, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, BAD ASS, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Wow, WTF 

(Or: Friday Night On Manhattan Avenue, Bitches!)

Taken March 7, 2014

This Is Just Plain Awesome…


My buddy and all-around environmental BADASS Laura has taken up painting recently. Although her creations are all quite lovely and whimsical, this one (for obvious reasons)  is a stand-out. It simply had to be shared. About its creation she writes:

A walk to the Digester Eggs followed with some 60’s psychedelic music, incense and candles, topped with some community issues translates into this for me…

I give this piece two enthusiastic New York Shitty thumbs up!

Now For Rent In Ridgewood…

November 19, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11385, BAD ASS, Queens, Ridgewood, Ridgewood Queens, Wow, WTF 


Living Room with neon and bar stools

Hall of mirrors

bitchin kitchen!

This. I have tried— and tried— to find the words to describe what you have just seen. Thankfully the owner of this apartment has been lavish with the photo-documentation. What these pictures have to say is way more than the proverbial 1,000 words. Note “the value-added” in the manner of a disco ball (and what appears to be laundry) hanging in the living room. Simply magnificent! Best to simply check out this listing check out the screengrabs and behold the, um, glory for yourself.  You will not be disappointed!

Special props go out to Diana Gee for stumbling upon this gem. Simply amazing.

UPDATE, 10:19 pm: For shits and giggles I emailed our landlord informing him that we were breaking our lease because we found our dream home in Ridgewood. Follows is his reply:



Very astute observation. As you can plainly see, gentle readers, some landlords do have a sense of humor. Conclusion: if this apartment has a soundtrack (and a gnarly HiFI system is undoubtedly among its manifold amenities) it would be something by the Eagles. Or better yet this:

Honorable mention: the Miami Vice theme song.

UPDATE, November 20th, 2013: It has been brought to my attention that if one “Googles” the phone numbers listed on this advert, some mighty interesting results come up. Follows is yours truly’s personal favorite.

Millionaires Palace>

This listing truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Cheers!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Horsecrap


That, “Horsecrap”, the title of the email I received from an anonymous tipster. With a certain level of reluctance I opened it and, as you can see, what I beheld was beyond my wildest imagination (and I can imagine an awful lot). Sometimes one finds love—


or at least its, um, droppings— in the strangest of places. In this case McGuinness Boulevard just a stone’s throw from the Shit Tits. Well done, fellow Greenpointers (?). WELL DONE!

P.S.: I wish I had done this when I married my prince charming, the Mister, almost eight years ago. Of course our anniversary is coming up on Halloween. Hmm…

New York Shitty Video Du Jour: Live From The ULURP Review Meeting

Angry Panther

I am pleased to announce there was a terrific turn-out at this last evening’s proceedings. Not only did my fellow Greenpointers show up— but they SPOKE UP! So much so, I suspect I will be up quite late uploading all the footage. I cannot say I am exactly fond of pulling all-nighters. However, I realize a lot of concerned folks could not attend this hearing and would find the footage of interest. What’s more when bits Greenpoint glory are to be shared with the general public like this…

Best Public Speaker EVER from Miss Heather on Vimeo.

…well, then as far as I am concerned, it is totally time well spent. I will share everything in (hopefully) chronological order in two separate posts: one for 77 Commercial and one for Greenpoint Landing. For reasons which require no explanation I felt this citizen (who was speaking in regards to 77 Commercial) merited her own post— and a New York Shitty salute! It is both an honor and a privilege to call you a neighbor, Nancy.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue


I cannot think of a better way to while away a lovely Friday afternoon in the Garden Spot than, say, doing a dozen chin-ups courtesy of a crosswalk signal. Go out there and get ripped, Greenpoint!