New York Shitty Day Ender: Strange Tastes Ahead

April 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

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If anyone from this establishment (which is located at 20 Henry Street in Chinatown) is reading this: you might want to do a little word smithing on this advertisement.

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: Richard Kerschenbaum

THIS WEEKEND: Service For Violetta Krzyzak

April 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Those of you who wish to pay your respects (and/or offer your condolences to her family and loved ones) will be interested to know the service for Violetta Krzyzak will be conducted at the Evergreen Funeral Home this Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m.

Service For Violetta Krzyzak
May 2, 2009, starting at 1:00 p.m.
Evergreen Funeral Home
131 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

TONIGHT: Concert For A Cause

April 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

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Tonight our very own Automotive High School will be hosting a fundraiser to raise money for their upcoming production of Guys And Dolls. Not only will the $10.00 price of admission buy you an evening of musical entertainment, but you will also have a chance to win prizes from such local businesses as The Bee Hive, Teddy’s, and much, much more. Check it out!

SAVE THE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
April 28, 2009 (that’s today!), doors open at 7:00 p.m. the show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Automotive High School Auditorium
50 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Curb Your…

April 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Dog Shit Signage, Manhattan 

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This item hails from an unidentified location in Manhattan and was captured by Greenpoint’s very own Bitchcakes, who writes:

I saw this sign and thought of you…

Great find!

Speaking of things curbed, the upcoming week’s worth of offerings on New York Shitty will in all probability be lite. Today none other than Ma and Pa Heather will be honoring our fair city with a visit! Needless to say I will be very busy showing them all the local scenic points of interest (like the Shit Tits and the Newtown Creek Nature Walk!) but will take the time to post when the opportunity presents itself. Besides, sometimes even bloggers need a vacation! ;)

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Packaged

April 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

packaged

From Graham Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Flushing Avenue Carbecue

April 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: Clinton Hill 

welcometothebklynnavyyard

We used to Launch Ships. Now We Launch Businesses

Miss Heather:

And give harbor to burned out sport utility vehicles.

The date on the above vehicle is 4/20/09. The above photograph was taken 4/26/09.

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As was this one.

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And this one. Note the presence of designer water. An attempt at fire fighting or mere hipster irony? I’ll let you make the call.

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Up in smoke.

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Navigator. Interrupted.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Much Ado About 65 Commercial Street

April 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

The following comes courtesy of the headmistress of the McCarren Dog Run group. She writes:

It’s Rebecca11222.  When I am not discovering Lifetime Achievement Awards in shrubbery, I serve as Email Maven for the McCarren Park Dog Run Association.  This crossed my desk & pissed me off.  The people should know.

Hello McCarren Park Dog.  On behalf of Council Member David Yassky, I have attached two letters that we are going to deliver to the Mayor and the MTA on behalf of the community residents and organizations concerning 65 Commercial Street.

As part of the 2005 rezoning of Williamsburg/Greenpoint, 65 Commercial Street in Greenpoint was to become a waterfront park for the
community.  The MTA has been using the lot and had promised the Administration that they would vacate the lot once a suitable alternative was found for them.  Yet four years after the rezoning the MTA remains on the site.

We are asking community groups to sign on to the attached letters and we hope that you will lend your name to this cause.  We will be doing a press conference about this in the coming days as well and I will certainly keep you posted about that.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Rami

This seems all well and good until you ask the question:

How will this park be paid for?

You could ask Rami (who can be reached at rmetal (at) council (dot) nyc (dot) gov) but I’ll answer it for you:

By selling the air rights so as to build yet more “luxury condominiums” Greenpoint neither needs nor wants. High rises no less. The last I checked they are to be designed by north Brooklyn’s architect of choice and author of the unfolding atrocity at 200 Franklin Street…

198 Franklin Street

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none other than Karl Fischer! Don’t believe me? go to Karl’s web site, look up “60 Commercial Street” and see for yourself!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

April 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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This post is dedicated to Violetta Krzyzak and the loved ones she left behind. Any one of us could have found ourselves in her unfortunate shoes: being at the wrong place at the worst possible time. May she rest in peace.

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: I have floated my idea of having a community meeting, memorial, “rap session”— whatever you want to call it (I do not wish to sound callous, I am simply at a loss for words)— about yesterday’s “incident” prior to next month’s 94th Precinct Community Council meeting to NAG and the Greenpoint Reformed Church and it appears to be a “go”. I will relay more details here as they become known.

TONIGHT: Benefit Concert For The North Brooklyn Story Project

April 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

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Those of you who are looking to beat the heat this evening and support a great cause will be interested to know there will be a benefit for NAG’s North Brooklyn Story Project tonight at Union Pool. The festivities kick off at 8:00 p.m. and the suggested donation is a measly five bucks. Check it out!

North Brookyn Story Project Benefit
April 28, 2009 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Union Pool
484 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

For more information about the North Brooklyn Story Project (and how you can help) click here.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: F*ck Fare Hikes

April 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Clinton Hill, Crosstown Local 

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You can always leave it to our friends in Clinton Hill to set the record straight as to how we G trainers feel about the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Miss Heather