Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Peter Pan Bakery

December 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: If You Leave It, They Will Come

December 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Crosstown Local 

From the Queens-bound platform at Bergen Street.

Miss Heather

Night Of The Living (Brain) Dead: The Gift

December 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Asshole, Greenpoint Magic 

I used to be a serious gore hound. I attribute this to my mother’s habit of playing racketball when I was a wee little one. When she went to the health club to clobber some balls I was entrusted to the care of the club’s owners. I was given all the Tab I could drink and luxuriated on the shag rug in their office while watching horror movies. LOTS of horror movies.

That said, there is some snuffy stuff I simply cannot bear to watch anymore. Zombie movies mostly. This came to pass after I wrote a college term paper about George Romero’s “Dead” trilogy, primarily Dawn Of The Dead. At 21 (or was it 22?) years of age I finally figured out what the previous movie was really about. I have a healthy appreciation for Mr. Romero’s social commentary but the fact of the matter is it hits too close to home. My home: Greenpoint.

After a wonderful dinner last night with some very charming, intelligent and above all witty cat-loving (T)expats in DUMBO I encountered the above slew of idiots as I exited the Greenpoint Avenue stop of the G. Instead of running away I stood my ground and filmed them. Amusingly enough they didn’t seem to notice me or they (in their infinite naval-gazing, search for Bedford Avenue* or intoxication) didn’t care.

One chap did a bump of coke, another while too blotto to walk— even with a cane— somehow managed to contact someone on his i-Phone and write a memo to himself via the condensation on a parked B61 bus. Afterward most ambled over to McDonalds (one of the few restaurants open late hereabouts— god have mercy on the underpaid souls who had to serve them because they won’t) to get some kibble before going home. Where did these hipster zombies come from you ask? Studio B, in all likelihood.

Those of you who beg to differ with my hipster/zombie analogy please (re)view the Dawn of The Dead Trailer and my YouTube footage and explain the difference via comments. If you choose to take the mundane, yet prevalent Internet stand of “this is the city what do expect” and/or the “you’re just old/ugly/fat/under-fucked” argument I humbly request that you post an additional essay about where you plan to be in ten years including a step-by-step plan as to how you are going to get there.

Miss Heather

*One chick shouted (to no one in particular):

Can we get to Bedford Avenue on the G?

If I was a truly evil human being I would have given her the following advice:

Yes, take the G to Bedford-Nostrand.

But I’m not and I didn’t.

Brooklyn Photos Du Jour: Yo(rk)

December 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, DUMBO 

From DUMBO Brooklyn, U.S.A.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: WATCH!

December 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From Wythe Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Hannukmas (or Christannukah)

December 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Banker Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Holiday Cheer From Gowanus

December 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

These great shots come from my friend (Greenpointer, and fellow cat lady) Eva101. To truly appreciate each and every detail you should see them larger. Much larger.

Miss Heather

Tacos And More Is Open!

December 27, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Not only are they open for business, but tomorrow (December 27, 2008) they will be strutting free samples of their stuff! You can get a feel for their offerings here and here (no takeout menus yet— sorry— but be advised they are not very vegetarian friendly— needless to say vegan kibble is completely out of the question). Nonetheless I’d love to hear what you meat (and egg) eaters have to say!

Tacos & More
668 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 349-2626
FAX: (718) 349-2622

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: $1.00 Cold

December 26, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Fedders Friday: Fedders Claus

December 26, 2008 ·
Filed under: Fedders Friday, Greenpoint Magic 

I can think of no better way to celebrate this, the last Fedders Friday of 2009 that the previous festive display from Monitor Street. I especially like how (in the latter image) baby Jesus is not only watched over by magi but also ADT. There will be no breaking of the eighth commandment at this here house folks!

Miss Heather