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August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: Crown Heights, Crown Heights Brooklyn, Flatbush, Flatbush Brooklyn 

FGscreencap

Please do read this post authored by my colleague (and all-around great guy) Flatbush Gardener. Here’s a teaser:

For the past several years, under the guise of its “Campaign for the Next Century,” the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been in a development frenzy – the Edibles/Kitchen Garden, The Visitor Center, the Native Flora Garden Expansion, the planned overhaul of the Children’s Corner at Flatbush and Parkside. At the same time, it has been gradually eroding its scientific and educational missions.

BBG claims these benefits for its “Campaign”:

… these enhancements will help the Garden … [foster] a love and understanding of plants and the natural world and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.
– “Vision,” Campaign for the Next Century, Brooklyn Botanic Garden [Emphasis added]What relevant understanding of “plants and the natural world” is possible without science? What inspiration can be found when science is valued less than a plot of Lilacs?

Excellent question.

 

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Preserve The G Train Extension!

This petition was brought to my attention by its creator: Lincoln Restler, Democratic State Committeeman for Brooklyn’s 50th Assembly District and all-around great guy. If you agree with me that this is one change the MTA has made that is worth keeping, please take a moment to sign this petition. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Friends

March 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11232, Flatbush, Flatbush Brooklyn 

Dog carried by owner

Taken by WarmSleepy.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: More Flatbush Fur

February 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11226, Flatbush, Flatbush Brooklyn, Urban Fur 

Ripley, the keeper of my buddy Flatbush Gardener*, would very much like to go outside.

Miss Heather

*Who was nice enough to show me around his neighborhood yesterday!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Storefronts

February 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11226, Flatbush, Flatbush Brooklyn 

Taken February 26, 2011.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Booty

February 26, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11226, Flatbush, Flatbush Brooklyn, Street Art 

From Marlborough Road.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Flatbush Fur

February 26, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11226, Flatbush, Flatbush Brooklyn 

Don’t let this old fella’s tough looking-exterior fool you: he was all purrs and lovins’!

Miss Heather

Something Neat

July 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Flatbush 

(Or, Does Anyone Have $26,500?)

This has nothing to do with north Brooklyn but quite frankly I think it is rather neat so here it is. The junk shop serves as a library of sorts for yours truly. This is especially true of old periodicals. I bring these home in bundles and read them before I go to bed. Last night in one such magazine (the July 1903 issue of  The Worlds Work) I found a real estate listing for one of my favorite houses down Victorian Flatbush way.

The Mister did some calculating and per 2009 dollars this house’s asking price comes out to $662,4666.56. Nowadays this will maybe buy you a modest house here in the Garden Spot— but back then this was a rather handsome sum. I wonder what it is worth today?

In any case 107 years later it is still looking good!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Ghana!

June 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Flatbush 

This bit of World Cup mirth was captured by Carnade at Flatbush’s Meytex Cafe.

Miss Heather

Last Gasp: Remember to Vote Tomorrow!

Did you know Mike Bloomberg is running for mayor? If the numerous fliers and callers/hipster hitters of buzzers didn’t remind you of this fact maybe my answering machine (and inbox) will!

Just 24 more hours, dear readers, and it will be over.

Miss Heather