New York Shitty Day Ender: SUPER BAD

From Division Place.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: No Parking

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

Taken October 31, 2011.

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: A Halloween Inquiry

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A lady named Chris writes:

Hi Miss Heather,
Love your blog! Read it all the time and I feel that it is very funny, yet a great service to the community so Thank You for doing it!

My question for today is: You highlight so many houses in the Pernt that are decked out for Halloween. I am now wondering if you have compiled a list of the top houses to hit for this big day? I tried searching on your site but didn’t have much luck. Maybe I am searching the wrong phrase? I tried “Halloween decorations”.

Any advice would be much appreciated and thanks again!

As it would happen I was out and about today documenting Greenpoint’s best ghoulish goodness. Before I proceed to the “winners” (so to speak) here is a slide show showcasing genuine Greenpoint Halloween goodness as spotted by yours truly. Enjoy!

And now onto my picks!

216 North Henry Street: While sporting a small front yard, they make excellent use of it!

This house on Beadel Street: I did not get the address. However, it packs a nice punch and crossing Vandervoort Avenue in order to view it is rather horrifying its own right!

Best Block: Without question this distinction goes to Hausman Street. Watch the following slide show and learn why!

And last— but hardly least— we have the usual suspects: 648 Humboldt Street and 97 Russell Street. I have to say Beverly (the lovely lady responsible for the latter) outdid herself this year. Mazel tov!

Other haunted houses worth a visit: 85 Calyer Street and 57 Franklin Street. I hope this was helpful, Chris. Have a very happy (and safe) Halloween Garden Spotters!

East Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Smile

From Division Place.

The Word On The Street: Glass Half Empty Edition

From Nassau Avenue.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A McGuinness Boulevard Mystery

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

A lady named Laura (who took the above photographs) writes:

Hi Heather!
I’ve been noticing that the metal plates near each of the fire hydrants along McGuiness Blvd. are disappearing. Between Greenpoint Ave and Dupont St. alone, there are five of them missing on the West side of  the boulevard. I’ll bet they’re being taken to be sold as scrap metal. Some of the property owners seem to putting in wooden replacements. There’s more missing on the East side of the boulevard. What’s next, the hydrants?
I cannot honestly say I have seen this. However, suspecting these items were sold for scrap metal is not as far-fetched as it may seem: at a recent 94th Precinct Community Council meeting it was noted by some fellow Greenpointers that the caps from fire hydrants on Monitor Street were disappearing. It was concluded these were probably procured and sold as scrap by some of our more, how should we say, entrepreneurial citizens. Thoughts/theories, anyone?

Happy Halloween From New York Shitty!

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This oldie but goody hails from Humboldt Street (and dates from 2007) but I could not resist reposting it because it is (still) the most AWESOME jack o’ lantern arrangement I have ever seen. Let us now proceed to eat, drink and be very scary on this— yours trulys very favorite day of the year— Garden Spotters!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Dead Man’s Ship

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Halloween on the East River Ferry

Taken by WarmSleepy.

New York Shitty Day Starter: American Playground

October 31, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Power Rangers

Taken by Elias Williams.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Sunshine Laundromat

October 30, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken October 30, 2011.

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