Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Pining For the Fjords Edition

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 



From Green Street.

Miss Heather

Reader Comment Of The Day: Shots On Franklin?

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

Trusty Nick writes (in regards to this, the previous post):

Thought I heard gunshots last night (sunday morning) around 3:30am from my place just off Franklin on Milton.  Sounded like a fight and at least 4 shots…  anyone else hear this?


As it would happen I bumped into (who I presume to be) the owner of Shayz Lounge. He was so sweet I wanted to pick him up and keep him in my pocket. But I digress.


Upon noticing a rather substantial hole in the front window of his business I asked him what happened. He told me that at around 3:00 o’clock this morning a couple (who were NOT patrons of his establishment) got into a verbal altercation in front of his establishment. Not having mastered the art of Anger Management this gentlemen decided to voice his displeasure to his mate by smashing his fist through a window. THIS window. In addition I was told a number of people on Milton Street have reported having their car windows smashed in lately.

Aren’t you happy, fellow Greenpointers, our neighborhood is attracting such a fine caliber of citizen? I suspect I speak for many when I say I hope this jerk broke every bone in his damned fist.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Video Du Jour: More Fun At The Production Lounge

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


After a shooting and a rather contentious Community Council meeting last week The Production Lounge keeps on trucking with this video shot Friday night. Angry Grandma with a Bullet Hole in her grand baby’s bedroom writes:

I don’t know if my son-in-law sent you this, but I want to be sure you have it. RE: Ongoing Saga of The Production Lounge Lizards. This is a video of owner Joe losing it with the cops on Friday, Feb 20, as they have been at him non-stop and put a spot light on his front door so the poor guy can’t even let in all those underage thuglets.

Yes sir, nothing says “I want to be positive force in the community” like screaming at its constabulary! How can I not shake the feeling this establishment is going to be Studio B: Part II? On that note I like to point out that if I didn’t have all my paper work in order (which I can assure you this gentleman doesn’t: The Production Lounge has neither a cabaret license nor a place of assembly permit—the latter most is a must for establishments that hold more than 75 people and this joint falls under that category) I’d be a little more low key when dealing with the authorities.

But what would I know?

Miss Heather

Subway Photos Du Jour

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Queens, Williamsburg 


From the Queens bound platform of the Crosstown Local at Metropolitan Avenue.


From the Smith – 9th bound platform of the Crosstown Local at Metropolitan Avenue.


From The Queens bound platform at 21st Street.


From the Manhattan bound platform of the E/V at 23rd Street – Ely Avenue.

Miss Heather

Meet Jonny

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg 


Since the weather (all things considered) was downright gorgeous yesterday the Mister and I headed down to PS9 to meet a few of the cats from Empty Cages Collective.


The one that stole my heart above all others (and this is no small achievement— there were many a heart stealer to be had*) was this guy. His name is Jonny and he was rescued from the euthanasia list at the Center for Animal Care and Control. His crime? Having Feline Leukemia. The sad reality is any cat (or kitten) who is sick be it a mere cold, upper respiratory infection, Feline Leukemia or F.I.V. gets V.I.P. treatment at the CACC when it comes to joining this club. One which they (more often than not) enter and never leave.

But it is not the purpose of this post to be grim. There are a number of seemingly little things you can do to stop this from happening. Yes, I am asking that you “get involved” by…

  1. learning more about trap, neuter and return and volunteering at your local feral cat colony.
  2. Spay and neutering your pets. You want to end “Euth lists” (as they call them)? This is the way to do it!
  3. Volunteering at your local animal shelter…
  4. and perhaps, taking in a cat with special needs in your home.

Adopting a cat with Feline Leukemia is not for everyone. They cannot mix with “non-positive cats” as the disease is spread by saliva. In addition there are additional responsibilities that come with having a cat living with Feline Leukemia. The previous is not to suggest, however, that they cannot live long healthy lives or give lots of love. As you will see in this video of Jonny. Be sure to turn up the volume and listen to his crazy purr— I’ve never heard anything like it in my life!

Although someone has apparently filled out an application to adopt this wonderful dude nothing has been set in stone, so to speak. What’s more, he has lots of fellow Empty Cage cats who would very much like to call your home their own. You can meet them by clicking here.

Miss Heather

*A few of whom you can see by licking here!

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: The Word On The Street

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art, Williamsburg 




From Keap Street.


From Marcy Avenue.





From Grand Street.


From North 9th Street.


From Meserole Avenue.

Miss Heather

P.S.: This one goes out to my ex-boyfriend Rich. Not only is he a married man now but he and his wife are expecting their first child. Congratulations Rich! You were (and still are) a real peach.

Long Island City Photo Du Jour: Baracked?

February 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Long Island City, Queens 


The Mister and I passed this tonight while walking to La Vuelta* for dinner. I say it’s Barack Obama. He says it isn’t. Draw your own conclusions.

Miss Heather

*Who, it should be mentioned, DOES deliver to Greenpoint!

Reader Question Of The Week: Thriftless In Williamsburg

February 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

John writes:

Do you know where the Hasidic guy moved his glorious warehouse full of shit since leaving Driggs near McCarren? I kinda miss digging through his crap. Since that space is now full of groceries (Khim’s Millennium Market— Ed. Note), it’s not nearly as fun to sift through.

Well, I asked Larry da Junkman (all these guys know each other— I swear there’s some kind of  junk shop mafia in this city). The best he could tell me is he relocated his business in Bushwick— off either the Jefferson Street or Dekalb Avenue stop of the L.

Perhaps one of our friends to the south can pin down this location for us? If you know where this business is please share it with us via comments.


Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: A Walk Down Dupont Street

February 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 








Miss Heather

A Highly Unusual Situation

February 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady 


Julia writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

…I hope this is not out of line, but long story short, my husband and I are moving to a Caribbean country (St. Vincent & the Grenadines) in May and cannot take our 2 cats. The country requires a 6 month quarantine meaning they will be living in cages at the foreign airport which of course is totally unacceptable.

I  thought maybe you could post their photo and mention the situation. If it gives me any “cat credibility”, I volunteered at KittyKind for about 3 1/2 years up until fairly recently. Also for random additional street cred, I’ve been friends for years with artist Chris Smith who you have mentioned lately.

The cats are both about 6 years old, healthy, loving, fun, all that.

Thanks so much for any help or advice!

Anyone interested in giving these two lovely cats a home should contact Julia via email at seamonkeybar (at) yahoo (dot) com.