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It’s Hard To Say Goodbye

June 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I imagine many of you have noticed there are some new faces at the Franklin Corner Store of late. This is because two weeks ago it changed ownership. Andre’s uncle, the owner, divested of all his property in New York City and has moved on to Pennsylvania. Andre is still on hand to make sure the transition goes smoothly. The same great sandwiches will still be served by the same staff. This includes Oreo, who as of today was making sure no one was trying to steal the Pirate’s Booty under her watch.

Andre’s last day will by July 13, 2008. The very next day he and his fabulously adorable son will fly to the Dominican Republic to spend two WHOLE MONTHS with his parents. Now that’s what I call a vacation!

Why not swing by and wish him safe trip and thank him for seven years of fantastic Cuban sandwiches?

Miss Heather

P.S.: I have also been told the new owner plans to do a complete renovation of the store, so if you want to capture the old Franklin Corner Store grab your camera and get down there!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: True Love

June 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Different people have different ways of starting the day. I for one like contemplating street meat over my morning coffee. Keeping the previous in mind, the above photograph taken in (where else?) Greenpoint by ecstace kicked off my Monday smashingly. Be sure to check out her “Greenpoint Glory” set on Flickr. When you do you will realize that not only does ecstace have a great sense of humor, but she is curiously adept at finding sea creatures roaming about the Garden Spot.

Miss Heather

Meet Jake

June 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg 

It’s tough being young buck at an adoption event teeming with kittens. This was certainly the case yesterday for Jake at Empty Cages Collective’s first adoption event at The Beehive Salon.

How can a tough-looking 1 1/2 year old chap possibly compete with this?

Or this?

It is a shame actually, because Jake is an exceptionally friendly guy. Unlike his fellow kittens who were a bit skittish having people look at them and pick them up, he took it all in stride. If any of you are looking to adopt a feline friend who has known life on the mean streets of Brooklyn and has a heart of gold, Jake is your man. Not only does he have a great temperament, but he sports some of the most beautiful orange eyes I have ever seen. Jake has been neutered, is up-to-date on his shots and is ready to come home with you today!

Anyone interested in giving Jake a home should contact Empty Cages Collective via email at emptycagescollective (at) gmail (dot) com.

Miss Heather

Hongo Love: One Of Life’s Mysteries Solved

June 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

Life has a strange way of unfolding. Just over a week ago I wrote about the latest salvo of visual discomfort the MTA has seen fit to let advertisers inflict on public transportation patrons: Hongo Killer.

My immediate reaction to the above image was as follows:

  1. Why are they forcing us to look at people’s feet?
  2. This is kind of gross.
  3. I wonder if someone gets turned on by athlete’s foot?

As it would happen the junk shop recently got in a shipment of a very special nature. Among the “marital aids”, leather restraints and yes, enemas, was a stack of a magazines called Foot Fraternity. The following is a personals ad from the thirtieth issue.

So there have you. You go to the local pharmacy and outlay $8.00 for a tube of Hongo Killer or you can contact this guy and receive treatment for no money whatsoever. I suppose it is entirely a matter of priorities. Are you are a hongo lover or a hongo fighter?

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Puppy Love

June 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Nassau Avenue.

Miss Heather

Cell Mates

June 29, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg 

Squirrel is quite the spitfire, much to her neighbor Vera’s confusion as you will see in this short video taken from my visit to The Beehive today to meet the lovely kittens of Empty Cages Collective. I am pleased to announce that both of these lovely ladies having applications for adoptions pending, but there are still plenty lovely cats needing homes. I will be featuring an especially sweet adoptable tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: In To Win

June 29, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From North 7th Street.

Miss Heather

The Fifth Horseman

June 29, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

…of the gentrification apocalypse has arrived in Greenpoint.

Its name is the “Yuppie Wagon”.

It is located on Greenpoint Avenue.

Greenpoint is dead. Long live Greenpoint!

Screw that— I want to know what this trailer portable loft conveniently located in the heart of the Historic District of Greenpoint rents for. I want to move UP-town!

Miss Heather


Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Humboldt Street

June 29, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

For more great pictures of street art featuring man’s other best friend check out Luna Park’s lovely photo set by clicking here!

Miss Heather

Your Late Night Store, Rediscovered

June 29, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Taylor, a fellow Greenpointer of Brooklyn Kitchen* renown tipped me off to a great old sign that has been unveiled at the former location of Bill Kirrane Realty: 517 Meeker Avenue. While pictures hardly do it justice, here are a few highlights.

Your Late Night Store… now available to rent from Capri Jet Realty!

What would this great old sign be without a contemporary juxtaposition with Mariusz Pudzianowski, the World’s Strongest Man!

What do you eat?

Miss Heather

*On July 1st they’re having strawberry jam workshop for kids! Adult supervision is mandatory. It could get very sticky.