The Word On The Street: World In Trouble

From India Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part I: Blossoms

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11225, Prospect Heights, Prospect Heights Brooklyn 

In Bloom, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 3:3 (Kiev)

Taken by Ravik Jolly.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Shower & Flowers

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

Taken April 29, 2011.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: The Conversation

April 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Given all the talk about truck traffic and the diversion of vehicular traffic from Nassau Avenue to Norman Avenue at this week’s Transportation Committee meeting you can imagine, gentle readers, how fascinating I found the above bit of gridlock (as spied at approximately 1:00 this afternoon). As you can see there are two truck on Norman Avenue (which, it should be noted, is to be used for making deliveries only). They are not making deliveries. Rather, their drivers are having a conversation. One which they (finally) decided to terminate once a motorist on Newel Street resumed her salvo of honking.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show du Jour: Found At Prospect Park

These guys (and gals)!

Naptime

I will not lie to you: yours truly has been in an exceptionally bad mood today. However, who can resist cracking a smile when she had the honor of doing the “lunchtime” shift for a quartet of kittens found recently in (get this) a wood-chipper at Prospect Park? Thankfully for these little ones they were brought to the attention of a Parks employee/fellow Greenpointer named Jonathan and now call the Garden Spot their home. Eventually they will be seeking a permanent place to hang their hats*— but in the meantime behold the mind-boggling cuteness for yourself!

Miss Heather

*When that time comes I will post the details here!

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Street Eats

April 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

For those of you who are keeping track, this makes three times I have walked by the Thai Cafe and found “feral food”.

Miss Heather

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Presentation Regarding Concerts at East River State Park & The Northside Festival

Given the complaints tendered at the last Community Board meeting regarding the concerts at East River State Park (and banter about banning them) I feel compelled to pass along this item. On May 3rd starting at 6:30 p.m., our Parks Advocate/Parks employee, Stephanie Thayer, along with a few other folks from Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn and the New York City Parks Department will be giving a presentation regarding the concerts slated to grace north Brooklyn this upcoming summer. Those of you who have had issues with these events in the past or simply want to learn more about them should make it a point to attend— and ask questions!*

Parks & Waterfront Committee Meeting
May 3, 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Swinging 60’s Senior’s Center
211 Ainslie Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

*Here are a few for those who might feel inclined to ask:

  1. What measures will be put in place so as to mitigate the impact on the surrounding community, e.g.; noise abatement, trash pick-up, crowd control, etc.?
  2. What measures will be taken to ensure that issues which may arise at other park spaces will be addressed in a timely fashion? Or to put it differently: with the summer being peak season (and as such is more likely to have maintenance issues), how will a balance be achieved between operating these concerts and managing our parks?
  3. Exactly how much money is raised by these concerts for our parks versus money/manpower outlay-ed? Ask for specific figures.
  4. How have the aforementioned funds raised been allocated to date?

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Bel Air

April 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Ray’s Candy Store

April 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 10003, East Village, East Village Manhattan 

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Taken by Single Linds Reflex.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: The Brico Lodge

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather