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New York Shitty Day Ender: The Speech

Rounding out today’s (and the year’s) postage a bit early I leave you with this image from McCarren Park. Have a happy (and safe) New Year’s everybody!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Pigeons

December 31, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Driggs Avenue.

Miss Heather

Where The Sidewalk Ends

This is the impediment which faced the Mister and I as we endeavored to go to Kenny’s Trattoria last night (we crossed the street because the sidewalk along McCarren Park along Bedford Avenue was a mess). It is located where the Automobile High School ends and Parks Department property astensibly our open space begins. A cordon sanitaire or simple incompetence? I’ll leave you, dear readers, to make the call. All, I’m saying is I saw Parks employees spreading copious amounts of salt at the corner of Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street yesterday morning. Yup.

Miss Heather

P.S. and while I am on the subject:

Where’s the sidewalk? I ask because walking on Union Avenue is friggin’ scary.

There should be a sidewalk here.

You have no idea how grimly amusing I find our mayor facilitating over-development by fly-by-night developers such as the shit heap you see at left (there were buildings there once— I swear) and then is seemingly surprised when very people he has enabled to move into north Brooklyn (who will undoubtedly inhabit the edifice to the right) have the temerity to complain.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Village Voice

December 31, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This vision of efficiency hails from the intersection of Huron Street and Manhattan Avenue and is dedicated to Jen Doll.*

Miss Heather

*Whose tome amused me tremendously. Especially this part:

Note to Mayor’s office: The “homebound” make for the perfect angry commenters/hecklers, as long as their Internet service holds out.

I can personally attest to this. God can I ever. I can only hope the rage I found in my inbox is but .00000001% of what found its way to Bloomie’s doorstep.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Portrait From Bedford Avenue

December 31, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Bedford Portrait

Taken by Will Star.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Need To Get Plowed?

This item comes from the New York Shitty inbox (which I have since heard is on the Community Board 1 Yahoo Group as well). Ashley Thompson writes (in regards to rather lengthy missive written by yours truly):

Thanks for your email. I will respond more in depth when I’m more alert in the morning (I wrote Ashley rather late, cut her some slack— Ed. Note.) but I did want to make sure you received this email sent out by CM Levin earlier this evening regarding the storm clean-up. Please feel free to circulate/post the message below. Streets that still need to be plowed and any first-hand accounts or complaints about the storm can be emailed to me athompson (at) council (dot) nyc (dot) gov or to slevin (at) council (dot) nyc (dot) gov…

Actually I didn’t get it. Initially, anyway. But here it is!

I realize the above missive might be hard for some to read. No worries: you can see a larger version by clicking here.

Ms. Thompson will be available all weekend to field your complaints via email. Use it. She’s our Ms. Plow!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Post-Snowmageddon Edition

December 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Union Avenue.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: The Eckford Street Quartet

December 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken December 30, 2010.

Miss Heather

The Word On The Street: Fun Buns

December 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken December 30, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Snowzymandias

December 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Snowzymandias, a photo-poem, part 1

The person who took the above photograph, WarmSleepy, writes about this find:

I met a traveller from a Greenpoint land
Who said: Three vast and frozen balls of snow
Stood in McGolrick.

Miss Heather