Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Recession Special

January 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Going Home

January 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


This elegant photograph of yesterday’s snow storm comes courtesy of jukeboxgraduate.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Thursday Afternoon At The Junk Shop

January 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

secretthumb(Or: George Diaz Sounds Off About “The Secret”)

The one thing I have noticed proliferating at an alarming rate in the junk shop of late is self-help paraphernalia. Perhaps this is a sign of the times or a sad testament to the American collective consciousness? Or both? All I know is if this mind-boggling array of print material, audio cassettes and compact discs do what they profess the solution to most of life’s problems— be it penile enlargement enhancement, accumulating wealth, letting go of dysfunctional relationships, finding true love, and yes, unlearning narcissistic behavior— can be found at The Thing. Or more accurately: its dumpster.

I mention the previous because last week I happened upon this screencap of a review for “The Secret” via one of my Flickr contacts, Gubatron. I liked it so much I had to share it with my buddy Larry da Junkman. He too was impressed by its Mark Twain-meets-Ambrose Bierce variety of wit.

Now jump forward to today.

The weather was downright brutal and as a consequence things were pretty slow at the junk shop. We secured our respective lunches and a round table slowly coalesced. This forum of Greenpointerati included yours truly, Larry (da Junkman), and George Diaz. First we discussed neighborhood affairs (and in so doing tackled the problem of what to do with the glut of vacant condominiums here: rent them under the pretext of doing a one day film shoot and refuse to leave and/or employ them as high-end brothels).

Eventually, as is often the case, our conversation came around to the subject of prison. That’s when Larry and I decided to share the good news about “The Secret” with George. Hilarity ensued.

To close on a (somewhat) related note I was recently approached by George to do a show on his Internet radio station Llegamos. Initially I thought he was out of his friggin’ mind but after having given the matter some thought I am coming around to the idea. Provided of course I can get a word in edge-wise with this wise guy. We’ll see what happens.

Lastly, I would remiss if I didn’t share this curious Greenpoint factoid: “The Secret” is a very popular rental at our local video store!

Miss Heather

East Williamsburg Photos Du Jour: Winter Harvest

January 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 


From Bogart Street.



From Grattan Street.

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Inflatable Art & More

January 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

There is going to be a number of wonderful ways to while away this upcoming three day weekend here in north Brooklyn. Follows are a couple of art-related events I found of particular interest scheduled for tomorrow, January 16th. Give one (or both) of  ‘em a whirl!


Tomorrow, January 16, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 3rd Ward will be hosting a one-night exhibition of inflatable sculpture. In addition to a 3,000 square foot space teeming with air-filled goodness live music by DJ Tanner, complementary drinks and a crash course on how to make your own inflatable art work is promised. I for one think this sounds like a LOT of fun. If you think so too you should RSVP via email at events (at) 3rdward (dot) com.*

3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11237


Next up, Hidden People and a few friends will be performing at Papa B Studios. The incredibly wallet-friendly $3.00 cover fee will not only buy you an evening of musical entertainment, but you’ll also get to savor the photographic stylings of Jonathan Fasulo. I’m not certain if this one man show will feature any work from his “mustached babies” series, but for a mere three bucks it’s well worth making the trek to find out!

Papa B Studios
907 Broadway
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Stay tuned, I have more Martin Luther King weekend goodness to share!

Miss Heather

Anyone Seen Dakota?

January 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 


The details on this flier are scant but its timing and location is very interesting. Will this family receive a voice mail demanding reward money for their beloved pet’s return? I certainly hope not— but in light of recent events I am not terribly optimistic.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Little League

January 15, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


From Vandervoort Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Ice

January 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 




These are but a mere sampling of the many wonderful images from last weekend’s storm taken by a fellow Greenpointer (nice guy and all-around very talented photographer) who calls himself Mugsniffer. Do take the time and check them out. This one is my hands-down favorite. Great shots!

Miss Heather

The Boneshakers Makeout Party Experience

January 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

boneshakersthumbOn November 18, 2008 I wrote:

…I cannot wait to try these folks out for lunch. I mean, how can you NOT try a sandwich called “Makeout Party” (spicy tofu, garlic, hummus, sauerkraut, tomato, red onions on a hoagie)?

Well, today dear readers, was that day. I awoke with a strange hankering for foodstuffs that would render my kisser completely unfit for human habitation. What’s more, I am married. I have no need to impress anyone anymore. If it gives me gas so much the better. It’ll give me yet another thing with which to torment the Mister (can you say “dutch oven”?). Our marriage is— for better or worse— one long Beavis and Butthead marathon. But I digress.

I bundled up, tossed on my sneakers and headed over to Boneshakers. I first ordered a couple of their chocolate mint cupcakes. Then I got right down to business:

I’d like one Makeout Party sandwich please.

It took them a little while to whip it up but it was totally worth the wait.


Behold, eight full inches of social suicide for a mere $7.00! That’s less than a buck per inch. Try one of these bad boys for yourself; not only is it a tasty concoction (especially on a cold day like today), but you get the added value of having garlic/sauerkraut breath for at least a full two hours after consumption.

134 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Culinary tip: be sure to wash your Makeout Party sandwich down with a can of Budweiser. Trust me on this one.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Some Very Special Seating

January 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


From McGolrick Park.

Miss Heather