Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Fun With Parking Meters

June 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

All’s Well That Ends Well

June 26, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

So today was the first time I have seen Steve since I posted the infamous Greentomano photograph on Sunday. Naively I thought I would be the one to break the news to him that *quite* few people have seen him bound and gagged via the wonder that is the Internets. I was wrong. Apparently several evenings ago a person he had been out of touch with for seven years walked up to him at the local video store and asked him if he had seen his picture on “some blog”. He said no. Naturally he was very interested to see what the fuss was all about.

Larry da Junkman and I showed him— but not before busting his chops a little. I told Steve that a completely unexpected group of people found his picture tremendously entertaining: the B.D.S.M. community. (WARNING: link contains VERY adult content). This alarmed him a little at first.

Steve: So am I going to have women trying to tie me up now?
Miss H: It is a distinct possibility.
Larry: Only if you them to, Steve.

Believe it or not this assuaged Steve’s concerns considerably. What’s more, he began to think about hitherto unknown money-making opportunities that come with being bound and gagged for pay. The following video picks it up from there.

Those of you who are concerned about Steve’s welfare, wish to ask him out on a date (he’s a really nice guy, he also COOKS!), want a straight answer as to why he was taped and gagged to chair* or are hankering to listen to some live music tonight will be pleased as punch to know that his band will be playing jazz in the newly constructed “small room” at Club Europa!

Club Europa
98 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Bring your own tape.

Miss Heather

*All I was told today was they couldn’t find the straight jacket.

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Another Question

June 26, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Question

June 26, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

Have you ever had one of those moments when you look at something and burst into fits of uncontrollable laughter?

I had one such moment on Skillman Avenue yesterday when I beheld “The Villas II”.

I wonder where Villa #1 is?

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: The King

June 26, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From North 8th Street.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos du Jour

June 26, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Today I thought I would kick off the morning with a little motivational material for all you commuters out there. The following posters can be found next to each other on the Smith & 9th Street bound platform, why not take a moment over your morning coffee and check them out?

I can’t really argue with this one. The only refinement I would add is tribal tattoos. Ever noticed how many people are walking around with Celtic-looking imagery permanently inscribed on their bodies who are not by any stretch of the imagination of Celtic derivation? This drives me crazy. Why don’t they just paint their bodies blue and call female police officers “sugar tits” instead? At least that would be entertaining.

Now this is more like it! With perquisites like this it almost makes working in a right to work state tolerable. Almost.

Closing on a transit-related note, those of you who happened to enter or exit the L train at Lorimer Street yesterday between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. might have noticed that the “L Line Team” was conducting a “Meet and Greet” event. I was unaware of this, so being greeted by a very friendly-looking group of public servants and seeing a man standing behind a podium (who I was told was Greg Lombardi, the General Manager for the L) took me by surprise. Naturally it didn’t take me long to get my bearings and have a little fun.

MTA Lady: Hi, we’re the members of the L Line team. Want a brochure?
Me: Sure.
MTA Lady: If you have anything concerns you wish to bring up Mr. Lombardi, the General Manager of the L line, he is right over there behind that podium.
Me: That’s not necessary, thanks. L train runs okay enough. Of course I live off the G. You guys should be happy you aren’t the line team over there. If they have a “meet and greet” session I assure you we will have a lot of things to say to them.

One L Line Team member thought this was hilarious.

Think about it for a minute. Would you want to be one of the people charged with getting an earful (and then some) from a bunch of angry Crosstown Local patrons? In the lexicon of crappy jobs I imagine this would rank alongside being a collections agent, Amway salesman or telemarketer.

So quit your complaining, we’re all gonna get laid!

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Empty Cages Collective

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

This upcoming Sunday, June 29th the Beehive Salon will be hosting a very special group of glamour pusses; adoptable cats and kittens (including the inimitable Miss Squirrel, seen above) from Empty Cages Collective, a rescue organization recently started up by my good friend, animal lover and fellow Greenpointer, Lisacat.

The Beehive Salon
115 North 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

(718) 782-8376

If you are thinking about adopting a cat or simply want to brighten the day of some kitties in search of a forever home, why not swing by between 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and say hi?

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: Lisacat

Feel Good Greenpoint Moment Of The Day

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I learned about this good natured bit of anonymous mischief from Emily Raw. She writes:

My next-door neighbor Tyler had hung some potted flowers from his air-conditioner cage, but they weren’t doing too well. Last night I guess someone on the neighborhood went on a rescue mission & replaced the dying live flowers with some very cheerful plastic ones from the fabulously ubiquitous Greenpoint dollar stores. Best street art ever!

I empathetically agree. This is what being Greenpointers is all about: giving each other a hand…

or if need be, a bouquet!

Miss Heather

Could It Be?

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

The police arrested an ex-con with a history of stabbing-while-biking in the weekend stabbing of a Queens woman walking in Long Island City. Police say Eli Granger stabbed a woman in the chest while riding on his bike. A tip to Crimestoppers led the police to Granger’s home at a Greenpoint “flophouse.”

- Gothamist

Looks like Greenpoint’s favorite hotel might have just added a little more value to New York City’s standard of living! I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait until Max and his buddies open another establishment on Banker Street.

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: Gothamist

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: King Kong

June 25, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From North 1st Street.

Miss Heather