New York Shitty Day Starter: Toxic

February 25, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Beer! Kielbasa! 8 Deejays!

February 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s right folks, the Brooklyn Record Riot is back at Greenpoint’s very own Warsaw this Sunday, February 28! Here’s the 411 per their Facebook page:

Gather round the musical bonfire boys and girls… the Brooklyn Record Riot!!! is almost here. This Sunday, February 28th at the Warsaw, starting at 10 am for the Fanatics ($20 admission) and at noon for the just slightly less fanatical ($3.00). And there are countless reasons to join us for round six of BRR: Patrick Adams 12″ singles, Sonic Youth albums, the Polish food of course, crazy psych 45s, Billy and Miriam from Norton, good rye bread, amazing dollar records in the dollar room, cute girls, WFUV volunteers at the front door, Polish cable TV in the bar, Denis and Josh from Montreal, records hidden under tables, Reggae Tim Harris, rockabilly sounds, Michael Young’s infamous record wall, disco stuff from John Jabra’s 21st Century Music, fun and dancing, wandering out to McCarren Park when things get too intense, more Polish beer, meeting fans of the Wedding Present, networking with other creative types, Skullsnaps and their children, hipster families, soundtrack albums, meeting other people not obsessed with digital technology, and oh yeah, the live music…

Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus has been asked to round up some DJs to provide a sonic atmosphere during the event. Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith, Nuggets) and Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo) are major highlights. Here’s the exact lineup:

12– Ira the K (Yo La Tengo / WFMU)
1— Leah Lugosi (The Nouvellas)
2—DJ Denis Montreal (Le Pick-Up)
3— Vibraphonic Vince (Raunch Hands)
4—Lenny Kaye
5— Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus
6— John Bastone (Record Riot)
7— Mike Womack

Prepare for a long day of fun and vinyl. Doors are open until 8pm. There are always good buys late in the day. Many dealers are looking to liquidate at that point. Don’t worry about eating: Warsaw has great food or just find a joint in the neighborhood to chow down and then return when you are ready for more shopping.

Warsaw is located at 261 Driggs Ave in Greenpoint, near the G train (and not that far from the L train). There is plenty of parking in the neighborhood. Check out RIOT NUMBER SIX…Sunday February 28th!

Brooklyn Record Riot
February 28, 2010
$3.00 regular admission: Noon – 8:00 p.m.
$20.00 early admission: 10:00 a.m.
The Warsaw
261 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

If vinyl is your thing then this is a must do event. Check it out!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks goes out to Stephen Gritzan for the reminder!

East Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Crittercorn

From Graham Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: FAIL

February 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Abjectecture, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From 606 Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Uh-Oh

February 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 24, 2010.

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Why Not?

From Bogart Street.

Miss Heather


East Williamsburg Abjectecture Du Jour: Presenting The Rapunzel Building

February 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, Abjectecture, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This fulsome fortification hails from 36 Scholes Street. I have nicknamed it the Rapunzel building due to its rather medieval looking parapet and Juliette style balconies. While unfinished, one can envision a quartet of Rapunzels lowering their golden tresses to their respective princes even now. But what kind of princes would come calling to this edifice, you ask?

The kind who wield sharpie markers, that’s who!

Awww, now that’s just sweet! I can’t quit you either, 36 Scholes Street!

In closing, I did a little poking around the Department of Building’s Building Information System. I made a number of interesting (but hardly surprising) discoveries. Among them peeps behind this property owe several thousand dollars in fines for various and sundry offenses. Follows is the most intriguing:

Who knew the Department of Buildings had the authority to issue citations for illegal parking? I thought that was the stuff of the N.Y.P.D. You learn something new everyday in East Willie…

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Pay Phone Du Jour: Low Self Esteem Edition

February 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crosstown Local, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From the Metropolitan Avenue stop of the Crosstown Local.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Wintertime Sun

February 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This scene hails from Milton Street and is dedicated to Christine Holowacz, a stalwart Greenpoint advocate and co-founder of GWAPP. She lost her husband to cancer the day this image was taken.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Old As Hills

February 24, 2010 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 

From Delancey Street.

Miss Heather