From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Mickey D’s

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Street Art du Jour: Leave Your Mark

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

From Eagle Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Toy Soldier

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

POSTPONED: Rally at 400 McGuinness

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Rami Metal of Councilman Steve Levin’s office writes:

Hi Heather.  I don’t know whether or not you were aware of this but Hope Reichbach, our communications director, died yesterday.  We are unbelievably shaken and saddened by her sudden passing and are putting all our energy right now into working through this difficult time and helping her family in any way we can.  The funeral is being held on Sunday at noon.  Needless to say we feel that we need to cancel the planned rally against the homeless shelter and we were hoping that you could help get the word out.  We do not yet have a new date for the rally but will work to figure something out in the next week or so and will definitely let you know.

If anyone is interested in attending the funeral the services will take place at Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West, at noon on Sunday

The Reichbach family will sit shiva Sunday following the service, Monday and Tuesday all day at 148 Bond Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Donations in Hope’s name can be made to: Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc., 413 Baltic Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Below is a joint statement from last night from Steve and the Speaker:

Joint Statement by Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Council Member Stephen Levin

This evening we learned of the tragic death of one of the Council’s family. A bright young woman who was at the start of a career in public service is gone too soon. Hope was a wonderful, vivacious, and tough young woman. A beautiful soul who cared deeply about her community and her family. We are deeply saddened by her passing and will miss her more than words can ever describe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and her friends, and everyone affected by this loss. We also respectfully request that the media respect the family’s privacy at this most difficult time.

Thanks.

I suspect I speak on the behalf of everyone reading this when I write that my heartfelt condolences to Miss Reichbach’s family, friends and loved ones. She will be missed.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Out Of Service

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10035, Harlem, Harlem Manhattan 

Third Avenue, Harlem

Taken by AF.oto.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Street Art du Jour: Quel Beast

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Street Art, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Union Avenue.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution du Jour: A Second Avenue PSA

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10128, Upper East Side, Upper East Side Manhattan 

The above missive was captured by an ex-pat Greenpointer, Rebecca, on Second Avenue and 95th Street. If the pup in the above picture looks familiar to some of you, it should. It is none other than Fred T. Sanford who, as some of you might recall, “discovered”* a lifetime achievement award for director Sidney Lumet at a traffic triangle right here in the Garden Spot!

Miss Heather

*READ: almost urinated upon

Greenpoint Street Seating Watch: 25 Days Later

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of playing tour guide for a New School student who is studying our fair burgh. I concluded our jaunt around the Garden Spot with a visit to yours truly’s favorite piece of street seating. As you can see it has been, um, marked.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Black Cat Rules

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11201, DUMBO, DUMBO Brooklyn, Urban Fur 

Black cat rules: Dumbo Brooklyn

This handsome fellow (?) hails from DUMBO and was captured by Chris Arnade who writes:

The eyes drew me in, the Gatorade sold me.

Indeed!

Miss Heather

Reader Comments du Jour: Regarding St. Anthony’s ChipIn Page

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As I announced last week, the ChipIn page for St. Anthony’s Church is up. One commenter, nobikesonfance, noted that no contributions had been made and had some questions. Here they are:

Just wanted to confirm. The Chipin link is the official St. Anthony’s online contribution method? I was going to make a contribution but saw that the amount was still at $0 and wasn’t sure if it was being used.

I have been told by the woman who has set up this page (and put me in touch with St. Anthony’s in the first place), Laura, that this page has been de-bugged and two people have donated no less that $100 each! She writes:

Hi Everyone,

The ChipIn page is up and running and the donations are already coming in! It’s so great to see the community rally around this cause. As Heather mentioned I am a parishoner at St. Anthony’s, but almost more importantly a fellow Greenpointer who misses things like this that make our community unique.

If there is anything I can do to help you spread the word about this project, please let me know!

So there have you.

Miss Heather