East Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Meet The Graham Avenue Meat

February 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Bum Shit, Bushwick, Dog Shit, Dung of the Day, Other Shit, Vomit, Williamsburg 

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Meat on the inside…

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and WTF on the out.

When Mr. Heather got home from work I asked him what he thought the above-depicted thing was. He said (in his unprofessional opinion) it was vomit from a dog who had eaten sausage with a lot of red dye in it (because he has seen this happen before). All I know is whoever (or WHATEVER) discharged this (one of the most revolting things I have ever seen in New York City— and this is really saying something) should probably visit a doctor…

or an exorcist.

Miss Heather

P.S.: I puked a little inside while writing this post.

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: The Devil In Bed-Stuy

February 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bed-Stuy, Crosstown Local 

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From the Queens bound platform at Myrtle – Willoughby.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Pretty In Pink

February 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

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I have no idea who is responsible for 651 Metropolitan’s new paint job and to be perfectly frank I really do not care. All I’m saying is if more development blight in north Brooklyn received this kind of treatment my neighborhood would be a much more colorful— and perhaps even prettier— place.

Miss Heather

P.S.: A very big New York Shitty thanks goes out to my colleague Queens Crap for bringing this gem to my attention!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: To Whom It May Concern

February 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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From Driggs Avenue.

Miss Heather

More ESCOS Fun In Greenpoint

February 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I recently received an email from my buddy down at Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights. It would appear that IDT Energy is no longer the only ESCOS game in town. On February 20, 2009 he wrote:

7:45pm, 3 folks were canvasing the block saying ‘ Hi, we’re from the power company.”

This ESCOS was less “deceptive” due to the fact that they had hats and jackets with the logo on it, but they did not identify them as an ESCOS. Add U.S. Energy Savings Corp to the list.

I told them to get off the block or we’ll call the cops…initially they were “nicer” than IDT Energy and said “good night.” When I pressed them further, they got nasty.

Response was “go ahead, we have dealt with that before.” (and a few profanities).

After I yelled at them at every house they hit after ours, and more of “what we’re doing is regulated by the New York State” (only partially true) and “we deal with the cops all the time,” they left the last third of the block. On to the rest of the neighborhood, I guess.

Argh! Another ESCOS doing deceptive tactics! Here’s the ESCOS

On a related note, yesterday afternoon as I was running errands around the Garden Spot I made an interesting discovery. As a result I have some good news and some bad news to relay.

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Let’s start with the bad news first: not content to let IDT Energy have all the fun in our fair burgh, someone has posted fliers for another ESCOS entity called Ambit Energy along Driggs Avenue. Now comes the good news…

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they’re hiring! Those of you who have been laid off (and have the moral flexibility required for this kind of work) should give “Mr. Licko” (I’m not kidding— this really is his name) a ring STAT.

Tell him Miss Heather sent you!

Miss Heather

Reader Email Of The Day: The Greenpoint Y

February 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Ordinarily one would equate a gym with health. That is, of course, unless you happen to patronize the Greenpoint Y— in which case a rather nasty surprise might be awaiting you in the cardio room. D writes on February 22, 2009:

For the past 2 days, there has been a dead/drowned bedbug on water fountain in the cardio room.  I did not go to the Y today but I bet it’s probably still there.  If it is still there tomorrow I am going to say something to the people at the desk because that is just horrendous…

I have heard rumors for well over a month that this building (specifically the living quarters) is infested with bedbugs. Has anyone else out there encountered these creepy critters at this establishment? If so, please leave your experience in the comments. I’d love to hear your story.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

UPDATE, February 23, 2009:

The bedbug was still there this morning!  Granted, they are small and apparently no one even noticed it, I just have a knack for spotting this stuff.  It’s either a blessing or a curse.  :(

So I went to tell the girl at the counter and she was like “what???” She gave me an envelope and I took a piece of paper towel and pushed it in and gave it to her.  A woman who looked like she had a maintenance outfit on came over and asked what was going on.  I told her and she told me they’ve had exterminators in and that they tell people not to put stuff on the floor.  I don’t, thankfully, and from what I understand they probably won’t ever be on any machines, more likely in the cracks between the wall and floor.  I told them they would probably want to get exterminators back in.

*shudders*

Long Island City Photo Du Jour: Final Exit

February 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Long Island City, Queens 

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From 44th Drive.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Gets A Little More Caffeinated

February 23, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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Although I did not have the time to check out this establishment yesterday (I was in a rush to get to the new and improved Cup Of Joe’s* to order a blueberry pie for the Mister) I wanted my fellow Greenpointers to know the space formerly occupied by Brooklynski has— at long last— a new tenant: Lucky Shot Espresso. I suspect I speak for many when I say this establishment (Cup of Joe’s and Boneshakers) are much needed additions to this seriously under-serviced section of Greenpoint.

If anyone reading this post has given Lucky Shot a shot and would like to share his/her experience please do so in the comments. I would love to hear what you have to say! Thanks.

Lucky Shot
145 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*Click here to see pictures and a menu!

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Pining For the Fjords Edition

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

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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?

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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.

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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