East Williamsburg Street Art Du Jour: Montrose Avenue

Taken October 26, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Cobwebs

October 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

From Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: A Birthday Wish

October 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It does not take a rocket scientist to know times are tight for a lot of people in north Brooklyn. Even the Mister and I are feeling the pinch. But we have the presence of mind to know we are lucky. Very, VERY lucky. We have a roof over our heads; we have food (even if it means eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches went rent time comes around). We have it good. Much better than a lot of our neighbors and friends. Which brings me to the purpose of this post.

Jennifer Aull— one of the co-pastors of the Greenpoint Reformed Church and overall great gal— turns 21 tomorrow! Just kidding: she’s turning 22. Anyhoo: her birthday is tomorrow and her wish (via Facebook) is as follows:

I believe that the Greenpoint Church food pantry changes lives. I know it has changed mine. Please make a donation in honor of my birthday.

I can personally attest that the Greenpoint Food Pantry has changed lives. What’s more I want the compassionate ladies of the Greenpoint Reformed Church to continue serving our neediest! Give what you can Greenpointers. Every little bit counts!*

Miss Heather

*Those of you who are reading and possibly wondering (mom and dad— I shit you not my parents read this— I do not come from a broken home— I come from a more or less functional and intact family) what I want for my third fifth** wedding anniversary (which will come to pass on Halloween) it is this: donate to the Greenpoint Food Pantry. You can do so by clicking here.

**Yeah, I’m in trouble.

New York Shitty Day Ender: The G Spot

October 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Props go out to Chris “Smitty” Smith for putting together such a fabulous selection of stuff! Garden Spot enthusiasts in particular will be pleased to know he has a whole line of Greenpoint merch in the works including coffee mugs!

Miss Heather

P.S.: For those of you who are wondering, the jewelry depicted in this post was made by a lady named Nina. You can check out her web site by clicking here. Not only are her wares lovely to look at, but they’re also easy on the wallet!

East Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Zeitgeist

I could tell something was afoot when I passed a youth wearing a t-shirt which read as follows:

FUCK YOU

FUCK YOU

FUCK YOU

FUCK YOU

FUCK YOU

FUCK YOU

FUCK YOU

Have a nice day.

If there’s one thing I have observed about East Williamsburg over the years it is its citizens do not mince words. This is a large reason why I find this neighborhood so endearing: they say whatever is on their mind. CASES IN POINT:

I encounter this pup on Lorimer Street. When I inquired of his “person” as to what his friend’s name was he replied:

Give me your phone number.

To wit I replied:

If he has a cell phone— and I trust he does— I’ll be more than happy to program it into his phone since I have opposable thumbs.

It took a moment, but he got the joke and ‘fessed up that this— his— dog has no name. He asked me to give him one— and I did: Amos. As I have mentioned fairly recently, I grew up with a bulldog with just this name as a kid. That was a good enough reason as any so it stands: Amos it is!

Montrose Avenue

While no explanation is given methinks what happened here is pretty clear: this person had his (her?) bike stolen. I can only wonder what Janice Sadik Khan would think of this. But I digress. As I continued down the street— pondering the fact this act of theft came to pass a mere five minute walk from the 90th Precinct all the while— I stumbled upon this.

Wow, they really do have a problem here.

I thought to myself. And this.

Yup.

And last— but hardly least— this find from Graham Avenue

I will readily admit my command of Spanish (or pretty much anything for that matter) was not up to par today— it was one of those days. We all have them. But the message gets across nonetheless.

I love a happy ending! *sigh*

Miss Heather



New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Faile

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

From Roebling Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: After Dark

October 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Manhattan Furrier

October 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Taken by Single Linds Reflex.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Halloween Watch: Lorimer Street

October 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Exactly what is it with the smoking pumpkins this year?

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Drunk Clowns

October 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of Nicole of our very own Habitat. She writes:

Just wanted to send you our flyer and brief info for our Halloween Party this Sunday, October 31st, in case you’d like to post it on your site.  We are going for a clown theme this year (kinda spinning off last year’s freak show) and decorations should be up beginning Friday.  The costume contest will be held Sunday, first prize being awarded $100 and runner up wins $50.  Judging will take place at midnight.  Drunkenness will take place all night long!  If you are in the hood, stop on by.  Otherwise, Happy Halloween!

Right back at ya!

Costume Contest Featuring Drunk Clowns
October 31, 2010
The Habitat
988 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather