Reader Contribution Du Jour: $100 REWARD

January 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

New York Shitty Analysis

Glass half empty: Someone lost his beloved pet pigeon
Glass half full: this could very be the easiest $100 ever

Special thanks goes to Mike Hofmann for bringing this corker (which hails from Manhattan Avenue) to my attention.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Chabad

January 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: DRoPstitch

January 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 3 Street.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: I Blog New York

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, East Village, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Queens 

This post goes out to my buddies Kevin “The Historian” Walsh of Forgotten New York, the inimitable Crappy “The Populist” of Queens and Jeremiah “The Grumbler” Moss of Vanishing New York for being amongst the Village Voice’s picks for Gotham’s 18 finest blog stars.

Mazel tov!

Oh yeah, yours truly made the list too: “Local Girl”.

Check it out!

Miss Heather

P.S: Bed Stuy Blog could have, should have qualified for this list.

New York Shitty Day Ender: C’mon In, We’re Open!

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

It’s been awhile, but today I walked by Cutting Edge Fitness.

Not surprisingly, this establishment is (still) open for business. Despite a Stop Work Order, the owner of said establishment being barred from operating a gym— for the rest of his life and ordered to pay restitution by the Attorney General’s office and a rather pesky ECB violation: #34754765Y.

Looks like it is business as usual in Williamsburg.

Miss “eagerly anticipating this post’s amplification” Heather

Southside Street Art Du Jour: Superstar

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Kent Avenue.

Miss Heather

Southside Photo Du Jour: Wythe Avenue Lament

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Appropriately enough, the property adjacent to this is being converted into a bar.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Street Art Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue Selections

Taken January 26, 2010.

Miss Heather

Great Moments In Real Estate Advertising: Manhattan Style Living

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Abjectecture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

I almost shot hot chocolate out of my nose when I saw this corker on Broadway this blustery afternoon. Granted, I have not been to Manhattan lately but this does not strike me being something one would ordinarily see there. At least not without a neighborhood association or two raising holy hell first. No sir, masterpieces of this caliber are almost exclusively an outer-borough affair.

I would also be remiss if I didn’t point out that this advertisement’s claim that this excrescence is “new construction” is somewhat disingenuous. Believe it or not this building was once a carbon copy of its neighbor to the left. Now it is “Manhattan Style Living”. Lucky us.

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Poles Flee Greenpoint!

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Culture War, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

C writes: Saw this on my greenpoint feed. Translation is spotty, but interesting read on EU acceptance of poland and its effect on greenpoint, and the change in demographics from a Polish perspective.

I agree: this is an interesting read. Although the translation is a bit awkward at times, the point more or less gets across. Above all, I (and I suspect I speak for many of my fellow Greenpointers when I write this) want to know is where these folks found a studio apartment for $1,000 a month. I haven’t seen one of those in years. Check it out!

Miss Heather

Image Credits: Polonus TV