TONIGHT: Gotham Reformers Cruise

September 17, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Queens, Williamsburg 

This found its way into my inbox yesterday and I feel compelled to pass it along. I have it on good intelligence that this cruise will indeed feature Greenpoint’s very own shit creek. Those of you who wish to learn more about the Citizens Union (and you should —it looks very interesting) will be directed to their home page by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Union Avenue

September 17, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

I have no idea why this gas station has four super-sized toy soldiers gracing its lot nor do I really care. I’m just glad they’re there. This not-so-little unexpected find made my day.

Miss Heather

Subway Photos du Jour: Poster Boy

September 17, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bushwick 

I have long meant to showcase this chap’s handiwork on New York Shitty but somehow never got around to it. When I looked at his latest masterpieces this morning on flickr I knew it was time. Here we go.

He does not indicate where either of the above posters are located, but I suppose that isn’t really important. They’re HILARIOUS. Those of you who want to goof off awhile today should check out Poster Boy’s other stuff on flickr. It’s one of the best time wasters out there!

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Kittens At The Beehive

September 17, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg 

This Saturday, September 20 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Empty Cages Collective will be hosting their second adoption event at the Beehive Salon & Downtime Spa. As I have stated in previous posts, Empty Cages is teeming with wonderful kittens in need of new homes. If you are considering getting a new “roommate” of the four-legged persuasion why not swing this event and meet a few guys (and gals) who would like to make your acquaintance!

Empty Cages Collective Adoption Event
September 20, 2008 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Beehive Hail Salon & Downtime Spa
115 North 7 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

I am going to close with a little video footage to get everyone in the adoption spirit.

Who can resist these four adorable clowns? They are called “The Aliens” and will undoubtedly be at this event. Check them out!

Miss Heather

Video Credit: Lisacat

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: WTF?

September 16, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I’m dressing up as this guy for Halloween.

Miss Heather

P.S.: I’m not kidding.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Bedford Avenue

September 16, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

Every time I think this menagerie cannot possibly get any better, it does. The gorilla on the bicycle really pushes it over the top. BRAVO!

Miss Heather

Acceptance: Rock On, Snow Flake Woman!

September 16, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

(or, A Humorous Tale of Race and Rhetoric).

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

–Reinhold Niebuhr, The Serenity Prayer

I am not a religious person. Frankly I find the above quote a bit corny, but it is relevant to this post. I am whiter than white. If there was an Encyclopedia Humanicus my ilk would be classified as follows:

Honkious Bohemious: A woman of white Anglo Saxon Protestant (W.A.S.P.) origin who does not adhere to said lifestyle. Instead of having 2.4 children and living in the suburbs she can be found in large cities interfacing with minorities and making art while not wearing a bra. (SEE: gentrifier)

It’s true. I am a W.A.S.P. I live in New York City. Minorities constitute the majority of my neighbors— I love my ‘nabes. And yes, I rarely wear a bra while making art. Don’t want to. Don’t need to. Don’t care.

But tits are the tip of the proverbial iceberg. I have accepted my whiteness. Replete with all the uncoolness that comes with it. I can’t dance for shit. I don’t sing very well (anymore, anyway). I’m the ghost-faced shrew who calls 311 and blogs about shit that pisses her off. I might be an asshole —but I am a self-aware one; I have a sense of humor.

CASE IN POINT: South 3rd Street, Williamsburg, September 14, 2008

Dude on the stoop: Oh here she comes! White girl. Skin like snow!
Miss Heather: Yeah, that’s me.
Dude on the stoop (laughing): No, no not you. You’re okay. You’ve got some tan on you.

If there is a purpose to this post it is this: we’re all the same. Judge a person by who they are, not what they look like.

Laugh at yourself occasionally— better yet— OFTEN. It’s healthy. We all had a laugh at South 3rd Street Sunday.

Who knows, I may very well be darker than you!*

Oy Vey!

Miss Heather

P.S.: This post is dedicated to Blognigger.

*But I doubt it.

Boobification Photos du Jour: Tree Tits

September 16, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

I saw this tree on Sunday while promenading with the Mister on Bedford Avenue. I knew it was ripe for the teating so I went back the next day to do what I had to do. I’m on a mammary mission.

No one seemed to notice or care. Go figure.

Miss Heather

Have You Seen Gus?

September 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

Lisa writes:

Please help me find my dog. His name is Gus. He is a very well behaved, happy and approachable dog. He has actually been a therapy dog!  He is an unneutered male 7 year old american pit bull terrier. He is mostly black with white around the nose chest and paws, see pictures below & pictures attached.  He has weighed 60 lbs for most of his adult life.

He got out of the house without my realizing it.  I live at 30-28 37th Street.  After a good Samaritan tried to take him in Gus managed to scoot away while being walked.  Gus was last seen at 774 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

I had not put his tags on his new collar, so he was without identification.  Also, he was not microchipped.  Therefore, if someone has taken him in they have no way to know to whom he belongs.  I implore you to please be vigilant.  I have had Gus for 7 years and am devastated.

I have been to and spoken with nearly every shelter in NYC,including the AC&C (Brooklyn & Manhattan) and the ASPCA.  I have contacted I think every vet in the Greenpoint, the 94th and 114 Precinct and the canine unit in Brooklyn.  I have put up flyers, emailed everyone I know and asked them to post flyers.  I have posted adds on Pet911, Lost and Pound, PetFinder, Craigslist, Pet detectives, Craigs List, The Greenpoint pet blog spot, Myspace and Facebook.

Please, if you have any information or questions, contact me at Elissiaconlon (at) aim (dot) com.

Many thanks for any assistance you can give me!

god bless

If you have seen this handsome chap please contact Lisa at the above-listed email address.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

UPDATE 9/17/08: Gus is home!

This & That

September 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Those of you who are craving a Cuban sandwich today are in for a disappointment. As promised, the Franklin Corner Store is closed for renovations. (This makes me grateful I got my fix in last week!)

Next up I noticed a rather tony looking furniture store setting up shop at 190 West Street (yes, WEST STREET) today. It will be (aptly) called “Green & West” and there is a sign stating it will be “open soon”. I know little else other than a company called “Monster Tool” is one of their neighbors. I think this is funny as hell.

Green & West Furniture
190 West Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Opening Date/Hours: t.b.a.

Last up, Huitzilli will be celebrating Mexican Independence Day (which is tomorrow, September 16) in style by serving up tamales and atole from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The tamales will be coming from Amalia of JV Pizza/Taco Stand. I have never tried them but I have heard they are very, very delicious. Check it out!

Huitzilli
624 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

JV Pizza/Taco Stand
702 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Adios y vaya con dios!

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: “Viva Mexico” photograph courtesy of Huitzilli.