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NO!

July 31, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Mieszko Kalita, the Chairman for the Public Safety Committee, ended up casting the deciding vote at this evening’s Public Safety Committee review of Studio B’s cabaret license application. Here’s how it broke down:

One in favor of recommending it with provisions.

One against.

One abstention (he arrived late)

And, well, the above photograph (of Studio B’s party, including the “owners” and Ken Fisher taken after the meeting) should give you some indication how Mr. Kalita voted.*

More details to come, so stay tuned!

Miss Heather

*A resounding and quite angry NO.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Art

July 31, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From the intersection of Norman and Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Kitten Cavalcade!

July 31, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

As many of you recall last winter was decidedly not very wintery at all. While to most of us this entailed little-to-no frolicking in the snow or grim meditations upon the effects of global warming, it also had serious ramifications for the stray cat population: a boom in kittens.

Nowhere was this more evident than during my visit to Empty Cages Collective yesterday afternoon. They are up to their eyeballs in adoptable fur kid goodness! If you watch very carefully at the end of the video you will notice the picture jerks a little. That’s because a certain little black and white grand stander grabbed the cord on my camera!

Anyone interested in giving any of these kittens (or their equally lovable adult counterparts) a home should contact Empty Cages Collective at emptycagescollective (at) gmail (dot) com.

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Stop The Violence

July 31, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

Although this has already been mentioned by a number of my colleagues I feel compelled to pass it along here. This Saturday, August 2, starting at 5:00 p.m. there will be a rally to stop the violence that has become all too common on the Southside of late. Even if you don’t live in the area I strongly recommend you turn out to show your support. Let’s work together to make urban gravestones (such as that for L’il Rich) a thing of the past!

STOP THE VIOLENCE
Washington Park/Continental Plaza
South 5th and Roebling
Brooklyn, New York 1121
1

Miss Heather

Read Mo!

July 31, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Greenpoint Magic 

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how popular my post about women’s suffrage in Greenpoint turned out to be. Now that the dog days of summer are truly upon us, I can think of nothing better to do than wait them out in the cool confines of one’s own home reading a book.

And on that note, I would suggest that any of you who are interested in the subject of women’s suffrage might want to check out Liberty by Lucy Moore. I just completed this book and have to confess I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here’s a brief description courtesy of Harper Collins (the publisher):

“Woman is born free and lives equal to man in her rights,” declared Olympe de Gouges in 1791. Throughout the French Revolution, women, inspired by a longing for liberty and equality, played a vital role in stoking the fervor and idealism of those years. In her compelling history of the Revolution, Lucy Moore paints a vivid portrait of six extraordinary women who risked everything for the chance to exercise their ambition and make their mark on history.

Those of you who are interested in doing a little armchair (and time) traveling might find my current read of interest as well; Murder City: The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties by Michael Lesy. I started leafing through it last night. Once I glanced at chapter 11 (entitled Belva and Beulah— I am notorious for not reading chapters in order), I could not put this book down until I finished it! While I do not wish to give away the tale of these two murderesses, I will note that in it you will learn the origin of one of America’s most popular musicals!

I purchased both of the above books at our local bookstore, (the aptly-named Word Books). Why not do what the anonymous missive* gracing the beginning of this post says and read more books!

Word Books
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
(718) 383-0096

Miss Heather

*From Greenpoint Avenue across from the waste treatment plant, no less!

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Take Your Pick

July 31, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From River Street.

Miss Heather

North Brooklyn Rides

July 31, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Yesterday as I was walking around in the sweltering heat I saw a number of interesting modes of transportation. In fact, I liked them so much I feel compelled to share them here. Enjoy!

This Crosley hails from Kent Avenue.

Everyone has heard of Checker cabs, but did you know they also made regular old cars? They did and this one hails from Noble Street!

Your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a brand spanking new Rolls Royce parked in front of Greenpoint’s very own C-Town on Manhattan Avenue!

And last —but hardly least— this beauty. I have no idea what make or model this is, but I do not think that’s terribly important.

Unless of course you are talking about silicone implants. “J.T.” sure loves him some boobies!

*priceless*

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Same ‘Nabe, Different World

July 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Apollo Street.

Green Street.

Miss Heather

Want Something To Do Tomorrow Night?

July 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

If so, there is the (certainly to be contentious) Public Safety Committee meeting at Community Board 1. You also have Biz Markie playing at Studio B (regardless of whether they secure their cabaret license or not). Neither of these is my cup of tea, you say? Well, why not head down to Greenpoint Avenue and North Henry Street around 10:00 p.m.!

Yes it appears that Greenpoint’s very own Shit Tits might be poised to make an appearance on Rescue Me sometime very, very soon! Too bad they don’t have smell-o-vision.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos du Jour: Keap Street

July 30, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

It would appear Greenpoint’s naughty potty has a friend over in Williamsburg.

Miss Heather