New York Shitty Day Ender: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

December 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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C.C., of Animal Planet, watches passerby with a mixture of disdain and curiousity.

Miss Heather

Southside Photo Du Jour: Sunset

December 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

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From South 4 Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: What’s Up at 155 Calyer?

December 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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C (who sent me the above photo) writes:

Former home of the William Taft, and a perfectly good laundromat. Then became the architect’s studio. Then nothing… until today, when both sides had major demolition going on inside. No permits. None. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Posted or on the DOB site.

I’m all for this space getting used for some useful commerce – or any commerce or small business – but I smell a rat.

Demolition without a permit? In Greenpoint? Say it isn’t so, C!

In all seriousness, this is hardly surprising but pretty darned disturbing given this building is landmarked. Anyone out there have the scoop on what is happening at this site? If so, please share via the comments. Thanks!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Black & White

December 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

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From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Over There

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Taken December 28, 2009.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: 404

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

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From McGuinness Boulevard.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: Twelve

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

The number twelve is interesting for a number of reasons.

  • There are twelve apostles.
  • There are twelve months in a year.
  • Twelve ounces is the usual amount of beer per can in any given six pack.

Unless you’re in Greenpoint. We kick it up a notch. Hence why I found the following item in my inbox from this, the twelfth month of this year, compelling.

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Jay Lombard (who sent me the above photograph) writes in an email entitled Party in a phone booth:

Corner of Norman and Manhattan. It was either one really long conversation (long enough to consume a dozen bottles of alcohol) or 12 people had a party in this phone booth.

I’m guessing the previous— but given the Zeitgeist in the Garden Spot nowadays who’s to say? In any case I’d feel remiss if I didn’t close this post with the following George Thorogood classic.

And this.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

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

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From West Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Seating Du Jour: Distinguished on Dupont

December 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

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When I saw this downright elegant specimen on Dupont Street today I simply could not resist sharing it for all to enjoy. A new decade will upon us soon enough and you know what they say:

Out with the old and in with the new!

Nonetheless, I cannot shake the suspicion that Ikea had a hand in this forlorn love seat’s ignominious end.

Miss Heather

An Ash Street PSA: Of B*lls & Courtesy

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

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This primer on P’s and Q’s comes courtesy of Hong’s Seafood Corporation.

Miss Heather