Filed under: 11206, 11211, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
The very nice lady who heads the Grand Street BID, Artineh Havan, writes:
Dear Miss Heather,
I hope that you are well and had a nice Thanksgiving. We are having our 2nd annual holiday window display competition next Saturday, December 14th from 1 to 4 pm. We hope you will mention it on your blog. If not, we totally understand.
We have asked high school art students to design holiday windows for 12 of our businesses and inviting the community to vote for their favorite.
To entice people to come to Grand Street we also have Santa walking around, free face painting and scavenger hunt for kids. We are also raffling off a $100 gift card for those who vote.
Below please find a little write up. I have attached our postcard for you, and this link to our website’s photo gallery shows a few samples from last year. We are very excited and cannot wait:
Due to last year’s successful event, the Grand Street BID has organized its 2nd annual window display competition. This year four schools—the Green School, The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology, Progress High School, and the High School for Architecture and Design—are designing holiday windows for 12 businesses on Grand Street between Lorimer and Humboldt Streets in East Williamsburg.
The students will install the designs on Friday, December 13th, a day before the competition; and on Saturday, December 14th the community is invited to vote for their favorite window and be entered to win $100. The winning design students will also win a gift certificate to a local art store.
There will be free face painting at Café Chillo: 702 Grand Street; kids’ scavenger hunt and Santa on Grand Street as well as lots of specials and discounts.
The event this year is bigger than last, which had two schools and eight windows.
The goal is to promote our businesses by involving the community and showcasing students’ talents.
Thank you so much for your consideration, and I hope to see you on Grand Street.
Gladly posted— and thanks Artineh!
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Taken November 24, 2013.
Filed under: 11211, Feral Furniture, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
New York Shitty analysis:
- One empty fifth of vodka (educated guess): check
- One shrink-wrapped Japanese cucumber: check
- I’d say someone had one hell of a Saturday night…
but could we honestly expect anything less from “BIGBUX”?
P.S.: To my knowledge this piece of feral furniture has graced this sidewalk for at least 55 days.
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
This comes from former Greenpointer, environmental badass and former NCA head honcha, Kate Zidar. She writes:
Can you offer a long term home to these two wonderful cats? They are not bio siblings, but they have been raised together. One super-affectionate calico female and one super-independent tuxedo male. About Kitten – Female calico who loves to give and get attention. She will entertain you with her fetch-skills (see video), but will also sit on your keyboard as you try to work. So…she’s a calico. About Beta: He is a Greenpoint native, born on Oak Street and saved from the streets by Jane Pool. He started out as Kitten’s baby bro and playmate, but is now a great young male, always refined in his tuxedo and very easygoing.
You can see footage of this dynamic duo in action by clicking here. Otherwise, anyone who is interested in giving these two furkids a forever home should contact Joanna via email at: jomicek(at)gmail(dot)com.
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Another holiday season is upon us and with it our friends at the East River Ferry and Red Star are bringing back the Big Brooklyn Toy Drive! Any and all interested in being a drop-off location or perhaps donating a prize please contact Franny, the very nice lady coordinating this endeavor, via email at: franny(at)eastriverferry(dot)com— and spread the word!
Filed under: 11211, 11249, The Word On The Street, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Taken November 5, 2013.
This is one of many such missives I encountered this afternoon on Flushing Avenue between Union and Nostrand Avenue. Anyone out there conversant in Hebrew? If so, please share. I’m intrigued.
Taken November 5, 2013.
Filed under: 10002, 11211, 11249, Lower East Side, Lower East Side Manhattan, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Taken by Denn-Ice.
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
By Jilly Ballistic.