New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Break The Machine

September 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From North 1 Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Marcy Avenue

September 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Subway, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken by Sputnik 57.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

September 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

September 1, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Fire At 832 Manhattan Avenue?

September 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Peter (who sent me the above photos) writes:

hello miss heather-

I was having coffee this morning and happened to notice an enormous cloud of blackish smoke pass by my window on Leonard Street.  It appeared to be a pretty serious fire on Manhattan Ave near Calyer that had both the entire neighborhood and what seemed like the entire NYC fire department on the scene.  Attached are some iphone pictures of what was going on.  I emailed them from my phone so some might be sideways. My apologies.
No problems, Peter. That’s what Photoshop is for! Does anyone have the 411 on what happened? If so please share via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. In closing I have to wonder if perhaps this (which I culled from the Department of Building’s web site) has anything to do with this most unfortunate incident.
I suppose it should also come as no surprise that Mr. Marek also has an outstanding ECB violation for work without a permit. For what, you ask? The “extension” which appears to be the source of this fire. Fascinating.
Miss Heather
UPDATE, 10:45 p.m.: another witness has come forward! Erin writes:
We happened to be home today, and saw the smoke from the fire right as we were leaving the newly re-opened 3-Decker Restaurant after breakfast.  (BTW, I can’t really make out anything different about the diner…can you?)

We got there right after fire trucks arrived, and witnessed a somewhat dramatic rescue of 2 hipsters climbing down the truck ladder from their 3rd story window.

We initially thought that the fire was mainly on the roof, from that crappy addition on top of the building, but it appeared that the firemen were concentrating on the empty 2nd floor apartment, which looked like it was in the midst of a renovation.

It looked like total apartment destruction for those unhappy 3rd floor residents.  We hope they had renter’s insurance.  Their cat almost jumped out of the 3rd floor window, but was barely stopped by a fireman and a window screen.  Sad situation.  Seems like that landlord is the type of guy to do a shoddy renovation, so probably an electrical fire?

Long Island City Photo Du Jour: Venus

September 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens 

From 51st Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Wythe Avenue

September 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken August 31, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Gone Fishing

September 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11231, Red Hook, Red Hook Brooklyn 

Red Hook fishing

Taken by Carnade.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Eye

September 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Wythe Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Boarded

September 1, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Crazy Cat Lady, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Street Art 

From Vernon Boulevard.

Miss Heather