Filed under: Williamsburg
As many of you are well aware Valentines Day is headed our direction. Ready or not the day is coming when we have to show our affection to our significant others. In the interest of fostering connubial bliss (or just plain unmitigated lust) in north Brooklyn I share with you today some musings from the Southside. Follow them at your own risk.
This (from South 5th Street) pretty much speaks for itself.
Cuckolded on South 4th.
You know how the saying goes…
…it always pays to read the fine print!
And last— but hardly least— lest anyone from the Department of Transportation field office on South 2nd StreetÂ is reading this.
Somebody wants to do a very, VERY naughty thing to your facility.
It has been a long time since I have hit you up with some found toys. I assure you this was not an oversight on my part: I simply haven’t found any playthings of note. That is until last weekend. Enjoy!
From Nassau Avenue.
From South 2nd Street.
From South 3rd Street.
From South 4th Street.
From South 5th Street.
From Humboldt Street.
From Bedford Avenue.
As you can clearly see from this photograph taken yesterday* punk is alive and well on Bushwick Avenue.
*February 2, 2009: twenty years to the day John Simon Ritchie— better known as Sid Vicious— died.
I came across the following YouTube video courtesy of Bedbuggers.
The next time you think about taking home that old couch or buying a “used” mattress think of this. Lou Sorkin was present at the now infamous HPD bed bug workshop in Greenpoint last May. Not only does this gent have a rather extensive knowledge of how bedbugs breed but he also has his own bed bug farm! That’s dedication folks.
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic
V wrote on January 29, 2009 (in regards to the two previous images, which he sent me):
Here are some photos showing how my wonderful neighbors at 181 greenpoint avenue are helping to beautify Greenpoint (if you’re a rat).
I replied January 30, 2009:
YUCK. Do they just toss out the garbage like that or is someone rummaging through it? In any case it sucks.
P.S.: Nice Fedders boxes! Maybe I should swing by when the garbage is particularly “festive” and run it on Fedders Friday!
V replied January 31, 2009:
They just toss it out like that. They finally got a DSNY ticket taped to their door; the trash and ticket are still there, worse, days later. I swear the pile has doubled.
February 2, 2009
Yes SIR. That D.O.S. citation has seriously motivated the citizens of this building (and block for that matter) to dispose of their garbage properly!
Filed under: Bushwick
Have you ever found yourself stopping dead in your tracks and marveling at how truly beautiful New York City can be? I had one such moment on Flushing Avenue today.
This Saturday, February 7, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. Lumenhouse will he having an opening reception for its latest exhibition, Sauce on The Side.Â Per New York Shitty reader, featured artist and fellow Greenpointer Tony Luib:
This is going to be an exciting show and a great way to see everything that I have been working on for the past year. I will have up to 8 sculptures & paintings pulled from several different series of work, that I have been working many hours on. I am also fortunate to be showing with two great artists with new work for the show.
There is a lot more art-related goodness scheduled for this upcoming weekend I plan to pass along so stayed tuned!
*Be sure to check out her prints. They’re quite lovely.
Filed under: Williamsburg
From Bartlett Street.
Unlike a number of people I was not bitten by the bug that is “Super Bowl Mania”. Quite frankly, I could care less and am very happy it is over. Super Bowl Sunday (as they call it) was such a beautiful day there was no way I was going park my butt in front of a television. I’d rather be out savoring the fifty degree weather. I was not alone. The following are highlights of my Sunday afternoon sojourn. Enjoy!
Don’t let the dour expression on this woman’s face fool you: she’s lovin’ it!
I have no idea what these gentlemen were discussing but they were clearly having a good time.
Enid’s rolled out another fantastic bit of snowflake art. Not that their clientele seemed to notice.
It was a great day to get out and take photographs…
…catch up with a few friends…
SOUTH 5th STREET
…or just kick back and chill. Figuratively speaking.
Filed under: Williamsburg
As I mentioned earlier I elected to while away “Super Bowl Sunday” not in front of a television screen but on the streets of north Brooklyn. This was an excellent decision as I not only spied delightful stuff like this, this, this and this:
Latitude Zero. My love of Latin American cuisine trumped my hatred of the B-word so I went inside to see what’s up.
I grabbed the last take-out menu they had on hand and struck up a conversation with the co-owner of this establishment (who was in the process of printing out more menus). She informed me they have been open for about a month now. After perusing their menu I voiced my pleasure at how many vegetarian items they had for the picking. The proprietress explained to me that although her partner in business (and life) was a meat eater she was not and their aim was to build a menu that would be appealing to everyone. With such diverse offerings as:
- Vegan spicy black Bean and cilantro soup
- Avocado and ginger vichyssoise (not vegan)
- Hand cut fries with habanero mayonnaise
- “Chonta Duro”: a vegan ceviche consisting of hearts of palm, mango, avocado and red onions
- “Salmon Miso-Honey”: miso-honey glazed salmon with baby bock choy
- Palak paneer
- Fish tacos and meated fare like…
- Hamburgers (I have been assured veggie burgers will be forthcoming), chorizo, and steak
I’d say they’re on the right track. This will be on my short list of new restaurants to check out with the Mister.
82 South 4 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Phone: (718) 384-8282
Southsiders take note: they deliver!