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


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