New York Shitty Day Ender: Thank You Vodka Bunny!

March 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Just in time for the arrival of the big furry floppy eared one T & N Wine and Liquor has a nice assortment of Easter baskets on display for adults of all ages. This one has vodka in it. Yummy.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Yes, that’s a liquor container shaped like an artillery shell in the background.

A Manhattan Avenue Public Service Announcement

March 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


For those of you who prefer to get your news from less conventional sources (than, for example, CNN, Wikipedia or even The Drudge Report) according to this bicycle on Manhattan Avenue the chap who brought us Enron— none other than Kenneth Lay— is still alive.

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Brooklyn Standard Is Open For Business!

March 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Unlike most of the people (who still in fact have jobs) reading this, I do not work a conventional 9-5 work week. I like this because it enables me to go out and take pictures on lovely days like this one. What’s more, it gives me a leg up on learning what’s going on. Case in point: Brooklyn Standard. Not only are they hurriedly getting the store prepped for its Grand Opening…


but said opening is scheduled for tomorrow, April 1. No foolin’!

The Brooklyn Standard
188 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Cody Utzman was kind enough to let me snoop around and take a few snaps so you can get a sneak peek of what awaits you tomorrow. Here they are!





I think I can safely say this is the first and only “bodega” I have ever seen in Greenpoint that is appointed with a chandelier. I suppose that’s gentrification for you!

Miss Heather

Spring Has Sprung In North Brooklyn!

Yes folks, you can literally smell it in the air: springtime has finally come to north Brooklyn.


The winteriana has been packed away and replaced with more springtimey fare— such as this deliciously terrifying rabbit from India Street. And not unlike the mighty Monarch butterfly, a number of construction projects have emerged from their respective chrysalises to display their new found glory for all to enjoy.


This humdrum specimen hails from 916 Manhattan Avenue. As you can see it sports some seriously fierce asphalt siding.  No more.  After a couple of modification permits (and a little Greenpoint magic) it has been…



Of course what would any discourse about abjectecture be without a mention of my good friend Karl Fischer?


Holy 311 calls! It would appear the scaffolding has begun to come down at 200 Franklin Street…


and what a magnificent sight it is!


A number of images come to mind when people use words like “craftsmanship” “luxury” or “quality”. This is not one of them.

And last, but hardly least, what would a revue of north Brooklyn abjectecture be without a Belvedere? Good news kids: thanks to the wizards at Belvedere/Bridge Realty North 9 Street Williamsburg can now claim one of their very own!


Or should I make that XXVI?*


Congratulations northside Williamsburg you’ve just joined the club!


Too bad this sign doesn’t apply to architecture.

Miss Heather

*Not to let them have a monopoly on all the fun. Behold: Belvedere X of Eckford Street!


Nice balconies.

Reader Contribution Du Jour: A Magnificent Waterfront Specimen!

March 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn 


This well-appointed al fresco living room suite (found either Columbia Street or Van Brunt in Red Hook) comes from Gothamist‘s very own Jake Dobkin who writes:

i feel sad that bob didn’t live to witness my discover of the holy grail of street couches– the dockside three piece sectional!

Agreed. On that note I have contributed a number of north Brooklyn street couches for Robert Guskind’s upcoming memorial service including a real beauty I found in front of Radiac on Grand Street last summer. Anyone have an extra Geiger counter laying around?

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Sweet Liberty

March 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 


I was sooooo happy to learn when I visited The City Reliquary last weekend that they have added this magnificently creepy old cake (which if my memory serves me correctly, hails from a bakery on Grand Street) to the collection.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Along The Waterfront

March 31, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Late Sunday afternoon the Mister and I braved the blustery weather to explore some of north Greenpoint’s waterfront. Our persistence paid off: the fog provided a certain “mood” which rendered our experience thoroughly enjoyable (if a wee bit chilly). Follows is a Flickr slide show I created featuring my favorite shots. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Urban Fur

March 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 


Driggs Avenue



Bedford Avenue


North 9 Street



Franklin Street




West Street

Miss Heather

Southside Photos Du Jour: Poo Poo Platter

March 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Dog Shit, Dung of the Day, Williamsburg 


Just in time for April Fool’s Day Spacecraft present their “make it yourself” Poo Poo Platter.


As you can see some of it is rather convincing (note the presence of corn in the turd at far right. NICE.)— but there’s still no substitute for the real thing.


I’m sorry I missed out on this moving sale. Furniture, books, CDs, DVDs, Vintage duds, cool stuff and an enormous pile of shit?!? These people have everything!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: 6 for $3.00

March 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather