TODAY: Pumpkin Carving Contest!

October 29, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Tonight Crest Hardware will be throwing its first annual pumpkin carving contest! “Prizes, drinks, munchies and Halloween fun” are promised. You can get the full rundown (READ: rules and regs) by clicking here!

1st Annual Crest Hardware Pumpkin Carving Contest
Friday, October 29, 2010 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Crest Hardware
558 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Don’t Be Bitter

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

From Roebling Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Smile

October 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 10007, 10012, Manhattan, New York City 

Taken October 28, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: The Pussy Mafia!

October 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, New York City, Street Art 

…iF YOU WANNA SEE YOUR DOG AGAIN SEND TUNA
PLENTY O’ TUNA
IN UN-MARK’D CANS!

Taken by amolho4.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Wooster Street

October 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 10012, Manhattan, New York City, Street Art 

Taken October 28, 2010.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo Du Jour: Skillman Avenue

October 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken October 26, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Greenpoint Hospital & Greenpoint Bikes

October 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes from my favorite crazy yoga lady. Catherine writes:

Haven’t seen you kickin around in awhile.  First of all the article and photos about the Greenpoint Hospital are fascinating (if you ever do tour I’ll be happy to join you!).  Second, I don’t know if you are acquainted wit Pablo Airaldi, one of the founders of Greenpoint Bikes.  He’s become a fast friend of mine shortly before he was detained for deportation a few weeks ago… Currently ICE (immigration & Customs Enforcement) has a huge amount of funding to encourage deportation en masse, including anyone with any past convictions (likely in attempt to provide more jobs to those born on this soil while in fact the expense to detain and deport people is huge).  Being an idealist, as Pablo went to court to present paper to the judge without a lawyer he was held and detained on the spot.  Currently his lawyer advised him that there is nothing to be done but to try to build a case illustrating why he should remain in the US and paint the picture of him being an upstanding citizen.

I personally have come to appreciate him as a good friend… He is someone that truly cares to do what is right for the good of society and cares about people on an individual level.  I have seen him put Zigggy to work in the bike shop.  I have seen him let Victor (I call him the Mayor of Greenpoint, you know the puerto rican plumber guy always on the bike?) pawn his bike at no interest to pay a debt until Victor could come and buy it back.  I have seen him barter with my friends and yoga customers to do work on their bikes that they couldn’t afford to pay for.  He also brought art into the bike shop which hosted the biggest party during open studios.  Aside from the fact that I am missing a friend and a compassionate person in this neighborhood that I so admire, I am sad for the community to have one less person who really cared and wasn’t too afraid or too lazy to show it.  I have put together a petition to petition his deportation but according to his lawyer letters from different people stating who they are and why Pablo is a good person who should remain in the US is essential to his case.  He will likely remain in detention at Hudson County Prison for some time and anyone who knows him is encouraged to write (or send books directly from amazon).  I am wondering if you have any advice on how to help spread the word or if there is a good (condensed) way to make this known on your blog.

I have to confess: matters such as this are quite outside my area of expertise. However, I am more than happy to help spread the word (hence this post). I have also taken the liberty of contacting a print reporter I know to get her take.

To be continued/updated…

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Halloween Watch: Leonard Street

October 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken October 25, 2010.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Boris The Cobbler

October 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City 

Boris the cobbler

Taken by carnade.

Miss Heather

Street Trash, Revisited

In light of the recent controversy regarding the residential conversion of the Greenpoint Hospital and the fact that Halloween is just around the corner I cannot help but make mention— once again— of a very special cinematic feature which inhabits yours truly’s DVD library. I speak of none other than Street Trash. What is this Street Trash, you ask? I’ll let IMdb clue you in:

When a liquor store owner finds a case of “Viper” in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties. The drinks causes its consumers to melt, very messily. Two homeless lads find themselves up against the effects of the toxic brew, as well as going head to head with “Bronson” a Vietnam vet with sociopathic tendencies, and the owner of the junkyard they live in.

The premise is interesting enough. It is even more one takes into consideration that this film sports a scene from the Greenpoint Hospital (more specifically, its Outpatient Annex) and the Garden Spot itself is prominently featured! Those of you who want a glimpse as to what our ‘hood (and the surrounding area— including Maspeth) looked like circa 1897, Street Trash delivers. My favorite scene is arguably the shoplifting scene which was shot in none other than the Met Food across the street from McGolrick Park. Unfortunately I have decided it is a little too risque (READ: “language”) to post here. The trailer will have to suffice.

It would appear that someone has been thoughtful enough to upload this entire film onto YouTube for your (free!) viewing pleasure. WARNING/CAVEATS:

  1. This movie is most decidedly NOT safe for work.
  2. Some of the material in said film is quite offensive. So if you have delicate sensibilities do NOT watch it. Seriously.

Enjoy!

Miss Heather