Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: People In My Neighborhood

February 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

asleeponindia

India Street.

georgebeingsexiful

blondie

slow

blondeonma

catlady

Manhattan Avenue.

chillin

Metropolitan Avenue.

nassauavenue

Nassau Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool

February 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

monitormonumentalgulsiento

This lovely photograph of the John Ericsson Monument from McGolrick Park comes courtesy of algul siento. Great shot!

Miss Heather

Presenting “Rapey Alley”

February 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

rapeyalley

After hearing about the armed robbery down at North 11 Street and Union Avenue that went down last weekend I have been jonesing like a lab rat to get down there and behold the scene of the crime personally. More specifically, I wanted to take in the splendor that is what my colleague Bad Advice calls “Rapey Alley”. On February 16, 2009 she writes:

Call me a wuss, but scaffolding is creepy. At least they’ve finally added lights to ours, but so far I have found lurking: a sofa (okay, not creepy, just large), a man’s jacket (obviously torn off his body), and a backpack that someone had helpfully emptied of its contents. Maybe it belonged to the jacket-owner, who knows. But by far, the creepiest thing I’ve found in Rapey Alley lurks after the jump

panties

Not only did I manage to locate the underwear which accompanied the bra Bad Advice found but I happened upon a lot more neat stuff (like the freshly painted but inoperative call box gracing the beginning of this post). Follow are some highlights.

leftovers

Somebody’s leftover sandwich.

scaffolding

Scaffolding which appears to have been rammed by a motor vehicle.

electricalwires

Some loose electrical wires.

cross

This. Whatever the hell it is.

hitlerwasright

Evidence of Williamsburg Nazis.

blight1

Of course if you want to see some old school developer blight you should head over the North 9th Street between Roebling and Havemeyer.

progress

I like to call this shot “Progress”.

noparking

No parking.

nomorecondos

The graffiti on this fence reads:

No more condos. Fight gentrification.

blight2

blight3

blight4

blight5

Mission accomplished.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Presidents Day Closer

February 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

lincoln

From Lorimer Street.

presidentialdonuts

obama

From Manhattan Avenue.

hope

votefornothing

From Norman Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Fear & Loathing

February 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

faile

tree

butthecircus

shitbag

From Havemeyer Street.

Miss Heather

Subway Video Do Jour: Love On The L

February 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

This item comes courtesy of Greenpoint’s one and only Bitchcakes whose latest  (and hilarious) post has to do with a B61 bus driver trying to purchase pussy willows for his sweetie from World of Flowers. Check it out!

Miss Heather

Happy Presidents Day From New York Shitty!

February 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

lobama

In this spirit of this holiday follows is a selection photographs with a decidedly presidential theme. Enjoy!

obamadollar

I will be of little surprise to some that North 5th Street has started printing its own currency.

sandwiches

Why not swing by this deli on Manhattan Avenue and get yourself a McCain sandwich?

billclinton2

Bill Clinton + magnetic erotic poetry kit = hilarity.

billclinton

The Thing, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: 404

February 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

404

gpzen2

gpzen3

gpzen4nys

gpzen5

gibberishonfranklin

This message comes courtesy of Kent and Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

More Fun From The New York Shitty Inbox

February 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

hydrant-on-union

You know what that they say about trouble: it comes in threes. It would appear this holiday weekend (and it ain’t over yet) is proving to be a busy one for our very own 94th precinct.

M writes:

Hey Miss H – I witnessed an armed robbery early Friday morning around 1 AM at the corner of N. 11th & Union across from the Royal Oak bar in Williamsburg. A twenty-something couple that lives in the area got held up at gunpoint for their belongings. The assailants were both wearing hoodies: one grey and one black.  The whole thing happened very quickly of course – when I first turned around to see the commotion, it almost looked as though the group knew each other.  The robbers didn’t take their cell phones so the couple both called 911. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much I could offer other than “one in grey and one in black” from my vantage point across the street. One of the robbers held a gun to the male’s head as they grabbed their bags and told them to “give it up.  I found out afterward that the woman’s bag contained a laptop full of research for her work.  There were several squad cars on the scene within minutes of the robbery and they started scouring the area.

I gave the guy my card in case I could help remember anything more specific, but alas, I didn’t get a view of the two robber’s faces before they took off and rounded the corner onto Roebling.  The couple hopped into one of the squad cars to take a look around, but as I got a call from the police about 2 hours later asking if I had seen the robbers’ faces, I doubt they turned up anything in their search of the area. Pretty scary considering how it wasn’t that late and the area there isn’t exactly bereft of foot traffic. It would seem that criminals are getting bolder in the neighborhood, so people should be extra cautious when you’re walking around late at night in less trafficked areas. It could have just as easily been me on that side of the street with my laptop (which I happened to have on me at the time) so this has me thinking twice about the safety of our area.

Here’s a link to the google map of the corner where the robbery took place .

sorry this isn’t a fun tip to pass on your way, but people should know what’s happening out there after hours.

I agree. While not “fun” it is important that my fellow citizens know about this kind of thing, hence why I am posting this item. Be careful out there G & L trainers. Seriously.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Lest anyone reading this wants to voice their concerns about crime in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area, the next Community Council meeting for the 94th Precinct will be on February 17, 2009 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenpoint Savings Bank (AKA: Capital One):

807 Manhattan Avenue (Entrance on Calyer Street)
Brooklyn, New York 11222

East Village Photo Du Jour: V-Day Wrap Up

February 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Manhattan 

myheartsanidiotnys

From Third Avenue.

Miss Heather