New York Shitty Day Ender: Brother, Can Your Spare a Jefferson?

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Recession, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: 184 North 8 Street

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Bloomblight, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 






Taken November 30, 2009.

Miss Heather

Lost on Metropolitan Avenue: Pippin

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


When I spied this flier (which hails from Metropolitan Avenue just north of the BQE) soliciting help to find a cat named Pippin I could not help but pass it along here. If any you have seen this handsome gent with “bright green eyes”, an “oatmeal-gray” coat and “chipped front right fang” or know of his whereabouts please contact his people at the above telephone numbers. Thanks!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Mixed Bag

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


North 7 Street


Roebling Street


Berry Street

Miss Heather

Southside Street Seating Du Jour: Up In Smoke

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Furniture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 



From South 4 Street.

Miss Heather

P.S.: This post goes out to the peeps at Boing Boing for linking to my “Edie’s Big Adventure” post. The resulting traffic was enough to crash my server. Thanks for the blog love guys (and gals)!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Take The Bodega Challenge!

sandaTHUMBThis item comes courtesy of L Magazine’s publicist: a gentleman named Dan. He writes:

Us here at Electric Orange are fellow Greenpointers, and check out NY Shitty on daily basis.  We do a lot of stuff online with development, promotions and such, but our favorite work tends to be around the neighborhood. One of our local clients (The L Magazine) has a pretty rad promotion going on right now that I wanted to tell you about. It centers around the local bodega, and they are going to be crowning the best reader submitted NYC bodega come December. The person who submits the winning entry will get their favorite beer hand-delivered to them by The L, from their bodega, for a week.

We have so many great bodegas in Greenpoint, so I wanted to pass this along to you and your readers.

Indeed. What’s more, 42 bottles of beer is pretty darned sweet way to kick of the holiday season! You can learn more about this contest by pointing and clicking your way to L Magazine’s web site. NOTE: the deadline for submissions is December 17th.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: Edie Rides The G!

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crosstown Local, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I don’t know about you but I simply cannot get enough of Edie, the strap-hanging hamster. For this reason you can imagine my surprise when I spotted her last Saturday night riding the pride and joy of the New York City subway system: the G train!

Edie at MetropolitanNYS

Where was Edie headed? Stay tuned and find out!

Miss Heather

THIS WEEK: Souper Trivia

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Although I have written about this already, I feel compelled to post a reminder that this Thursday, December 3, starting at 7:00 p.m. t.b.d. will be hosting a fundraiser for a very good cause: the Greenpoint Reformed Church’s soup kitchen and food pantry! Along with an evening of trivia there will be a raffle for prizes from such establishments as Cafe Grumpy, Mousey Brown Salon, Dandelion Wine, Word Books and much, much more. Check it out!

Souper Trivia
December 3, 2009 starting at 7:00 p.m.
224 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

It should be noted that I will be contributing a piece of photography as a prize for this raffle. What will it be, you ask? Go and find out!

Miss Heather

A North Greenpoint PSA: The Indian Groceries Are In!

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Last night I took the Mister to see the marvel that is the Mini Mart Deli Grocery. True to the proprietor’s word, there was a slew of Indian delicacies awaiting our perusal.




Indian food fixins’.


And for the less culinary inclined: Micro Curry!


All in all I was very impressed with all the foodstuffs they have managed to cram inside and outside this establishment. Not only are the usual suspects (such as tomatoes, which truth be told didn’t look so great.) in abundance but there was more exotic fare such as okra, ginger (some of the best I have seen hereabouts) and culantro (albeit labeled as “spinach”) for the picking. Make no mistake about it dear readers: I am very excited about this!

Mini Mart Deli Grocery
1068 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: It Has Begun

November 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my favorite house on Dupont Street!

Miss Heather