New York Shitty Day Ender: Flushing Avenue

August 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11237, Brooklyn, Bushwick, Street Art 

flushingave

Although this lass had clearly seen better days I think the wear and tear only adds to her beauty.  In any case she’s a nice way to kick off the weekend (yes, I am calling it an early day— hey, even “bloggers” like a little time off every now and then!).

Miss Heather

TONIGHT: MJ Memorial Birthday Sing-Along

Okay, first and foremost I want to make it clear that am not, was not ever a big fan of the King of Pop. But I know a number of folks reading this tome probably are. What’s more, they (you) might be looking for something fun and free to do tonight.

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For this reason I would like to make it known that starting at 9:00 p.m. this evening Legion will be hosting a Memorial Birthday Sing Along. Among the items promised at this event are a costume contest, dance-off, live “Beat It” dancer and a “pre-show” of Michael Jackson footage. If like like MJ, it probably doesn’t get any better than this. Check it out!

Michael Jackson Memorial Birthday Sing-Along
August 28, 2009 starting at 9:00 p.m.
Legion (back room)
790 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: M-I-C-K-E-Y

August 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Art 

mickey

From Grattan Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dispatch From The Viridian

August 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It’s been a while since I have paid attention to my good friend 110 Green Street. My buddy Larry da Junkman recently struck up a conversation with the doorman. Apparently they’re asking a much more reasonable $1,800 for a one bedroom at this, Greenpoint’s most famous, nondo. While still outrageously over-priced at least it is a step in the right direction.

But the Viridian is much more than a poorly planned and executed six story testament to the folly of the north Brooklyn real estate boom (and bust). I learned this when I checked my email last night; it can now list “bird killer” to its list of dubious achievements as well.

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Jay Lombard of Unleashed Brooklyn/Dog Habitat writes:

Ugh. I was walking by the Viridian around noon today and saw something that made me stop dead in my tracks  three dead birds – all were the same species with beautiful yellow feathers. It took me a few seconds to figure out what happened… It appeared that all three died from broken necks from a sudden impact. When I looked up it became clear what happened to these three. I wonder how many more birds will meet the same fate…

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This is directly above the bird carcasses (which were removed with 30 minutes of my discovery). My guess is that the birds were fooled by the reflection in the glass. I’m sure this happens all over the city… And probably very little that can be done to avoid this type of collision.

Indeed.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Apparently these are Cedar  Waxwings. (See comments). Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about them.

UPDATE, 2:55 p.m.: Crickey, it would appear someone is moving in!

Uhaul


New York Shitty Day Starter: Old School

August 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

GROCERIES

One of the perquisites of a recession is once a store goes out of business and the awning comes down beautiful old signs like this— which comes from Grand Street— are revealed. I really hope whoever takes the space keeps it. It’s really neat!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Strangelove Special

August 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Street Art 

strangelove

From Grattan Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Faux Pas

August 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Advanced Life Forms, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

OopsMyBadnys

This heartfelt apology was captured by Pam Pollis and forwarded to me by Rebecca11222 via an email simply entitled “Mistakes were made”. Great catch!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Oh yeah— if any of you meet a chap named Joe on Olive Street near Cooper Park you might want to keep a bucket handy.

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Habre Que Voy!

August 27, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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When I initially encountered this work of art on Maujer Street I thought this man’s body was supposed to be a bottle. Then I read the caption.

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It is not a bottle.

Miss Heather

Adoptable Cutie Cavalcade!

I imagine if you’re reading this you’re not one of the fortunate many who are headed out of town for vacation this upcoming week— or you’re taking a vacation from your vacation. Either way I cannot think of a better way to while away this evening than to watch some very cute (and adoptable) kittens from none other than north Brooklyn!

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Meet The Wire Kittens. First up, the ladies in the cast:

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Rhonda.

KimaNYS

Kima.

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Zenobia.

Here’s some footage of them in action.

Rhonda was shy around me when I paid her a visit— but she was not so coy with Tigger! As you will see in the following video.

Lisacat writes:

Rhonda, Kima and Zenobia were named after characters from the HBO series “The Wire” – see insets. I hope my next litter of bottle-babies are boys because there just aren’t that many prominent women on the show! These tricolor sisters were rescued as part of a TNR project in downtown Brooklyn and will be up for adoption soon.

Sure enough, this came to pass. Meet D’Angelo Barksdale

and Russell “Stringer” Bell.

These two boys hail from Bushwick. They were found at two days of age helpless and covered in flies. They have since been nursed back to health (hence the fat tummies— they just hit the bottle. Of milk, that is.)

And last— but hardly least— Greenpoint’s very own quintet of cute: “The Bountys”.

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Although I have written about these fetching felines before I had never had the pleasure of making their acquaintance until recently. I was not disappointed.

Bounty and Hunter

By far the real show stoppers in this crew are Hunter (as seen at left) and Bounty. Do not let Bounty’s diminutive stature fool you: dynamite comes in small packages.

Anyone interested in giving any of the wonderful kittens the life-long vacation of a loving home can contact their foster mom, Shawn at: shawnandkenny (at) earthlink (dot) net

Other details:

  1. All these kittens have been vaccinated, treated for parasites and test negative for F.I.V. and feline leukemia.
  2. Upon adoption they will be spayed or neutered before going to their new forever homes.
  3. Lastly, these kittens will be adopted out in pairs unless there is already another cat in the home. That way they will be less lonely (and likely to get into trouble) when you’re not home!

You can see more photographs and video footage of these kittens by clicking here and here.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Mixed Bag

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richierich

octopussy

From Vandervoort Street.

Miss Heather