Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Zegarmistrz Watchmaker Service

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

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Floyd Bennett Field

August 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn 

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Taken by entropymedia.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Foxtrot

August 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 8 Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Degentrification Watch: IMBY

Last winter, dear readers, Chez Shitty got it’s first bona fide gentrifier: a young woman replete with a SUV-sized stroller and a toddler to accompany it. The residents took this (along with said stroller occupying our hallway) in good humor until our new neighbor decided things needed to change in her new abode. More specifically she decided that the smoke emanating from certain apartments was— despite the manifold number of other health hazards to be had in the Garden Spot— injurious to her young un’s health. To this end she posted an anonymous sign— in the dead of winter— admonishing everyone to open their windows when they smoked. Not only was this missive poorly received (it was ripped down before I could photograph it) but her attempt at anonymity was downright comical: all the residents on my building have lived here for at least five years. Most longer. We communicate with each other when we problems arise. We do not leave notes. Suffice it to say we knew who the note came from and got a big chuckle out of it.

Now jump forward to August 29, 2010. When I left the building this was posted on the front door.

One the one hand I would be remiss if I didn’t experience more than a little schadenfreude when I read this missive. We all leave crap in the hallway— at our own risk. I tend to leave stuff I want taken (it’s been my observation that clothing and “men’s magazines” go pretty fast). One the other, I feel a little bad about this boy’s lost guitar. Not that I am going to lose any sleep over it, mind you. Straight up: if you value your property keep it in your apartment.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art Du Jour: Tar-Off

August 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Greenpoint Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Seating Du Jour: Made In The Shade

August 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

From Green Street.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Mixed Bag

August 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken August 29, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Dog Days

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

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: North 7 Street

August 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Culture War, Recession, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken August 29, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: City Critters

August 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 1 Street.

Miss Heather