TOMORROW: The Greenpoint 100

October 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Today I finally delivered my submission (an 8″ by 10″ print of the above image) to the Greenpoint 100 which is set to kick off at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. To refresh everyone’s memory, this is an annual fundraiser for the Greenpoint Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library; 100 people contribute art work which will in turn be sold for $25.00 a pop. Last year there were some absolutely breathtaking submissions. I have no doubt this year will be no different. Be sure to arrive early.

Greenpoint 100
October 4, 2008 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

They’ll also be conducting a bake sale. Yum!

Miss Heather

NEXT WEEK: Barack The Vote

October 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

David (the gentleman who brought this event to my attention) writes:

Brooklyn Royalty will be releasing a capsule collection of hand-screened Obama tees, as well as holding a silent auction to benefit Barack Obama’s campaign for President. At what other dance party can you register to vote, donate to the campaign and learn how to get more involved?

Very true. This isn’t your grandpa’s fundraiser!* Check it out!

Barack The Vote
Le Royale
21 7th Avenue South
New York, New York 10014

Miss Heather

*That is best left to (ideological and actual) dinosaurs like Palin and McCain. Shuffleboard, anyone?

Anybody Want Three Issues Of Polish Playboy*?

October 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

If so head down to the northwestern corner of Meserole and Manhattan Avenue. As of 4:15 p.m. today your free (still in the shrink wrap with accompanying VIDEO) ticket to Five Knuckle Shuffleville awaits!

But it’s in POLISH!

My English-speaking Greenpoint conrades protest.

We (women) all know you don’t really buy this periodical for the articles, gents. You’re not fooling anyone.

Miss Heather

*Be advised they’re all March 2008.

Bushwick Photo du Jour: Mixed Signals

October 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bushwick 

There is a fine line between love and hate in Bushwick and its name is Bushwick Avenue.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Faile On Meserole Avenue

October 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Looks like there are signs of life at this beautiful old storefront. What’s more I was delighted to see a man picking up his dog’s shit. While talking on a cell phone no less. That’s what I call “multi-tasking”!

Miss Heather

Something Neat

October 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bed-Stuy, Bushwick 

Earlier this week I was knocking around Broadway. Upon reaching Stockton Street I noticed a series of murals gracing this metal fence. Delighted, I took pictures of them. Then I glanced across Broadway and realized I had hit the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

They continue across the street on Arion Place…

and there is much more artistic goodness to come!

If you happen to find your person in the “Bush-Stuy” area do check out this work in progress. It’s fantastic.

Mega-mural
Stockton Street and Arion Place at Broadway
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Otherwise, you get a sneak peek by checking out my flickr set.

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Square Dancing In Greenpoint

October 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

I cannot honestly say I can muster much enthusiasm for this event. This is probably because (I shit you not) square dancing was part of the curriculum in Phys. Ed. at my elementary school. We all hated it when it was “Square Dancing Day” because it entailed:

  1. Touching the opposite sex (and thus possibly getting “cooties”)
  2. It meant we were not going to play dodgeball (preferably with the big rubber balls because they inflict more pain upon impact— Nerf balls are for wimps)

Nonetheless I realize that someone out there might be interested so here it is:

Come shake a leg and celebrate Fall in Greenpoint at the Greenpoint Autumn Square Dance on Saturday, October 4th at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah on McGolrick Park in Brooklyn.  East Kentucky’s Clack Mountain String Band and Virginia dance caller Julie Shepherd are coming north for a night of lively old-time music, dancing, hot cider and donuts. On the forefront of a diverse and blossoming music scene in Morehead, Kentucky, Clack Mountain String Band consists of four core members; Karly Higgins, Jesse Wells, J.T. Cure and Brett Ratliff.   CSMB is vastly influenced by the mountains and rolling hills of East Kentucky and old-time master musicians like Lee Sexton, George Gibson, and their dear friend, the late fiddler Art Stamper.  MC and caller Julie Shepherd is an accomplished dancer and banjo player currently residing in Staunton, VA.

For more information, e-mail greenpointsquaredance (at) gmail (dot) com.

The Greenpoint Autumn Square Dance
The Lutheran Church of the Messiah
129 Russell Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Be sure to bring your own cooties.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Levity On Franklin Street

October 2, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

The text on Kill Devil Hill’s window reads as follows:

Our bank went under last night. Mark got out his grandpa’s still. Not to worry, we’ll be first with the moonshine.

Miss Heather

Bushwick Photo du Jour: Myrtle Avenue

October 2, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bushwick 

Bushwick: 1
New Bike Rack: 0

Miss Heather

Battle of the Band (Names): M.T.G.H.W.T.K.Y.M.

October 2, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

You can always rely upon Williamsburg to proffer interesting band fliers. Here are two choice specimens I spied on Graham Avenue yesterday.

Total Hook Up City

Con: Porno images are SO TOTALLY 2006
Pro: the placement of “Beavis” “Butthead” over said beaver is mildly amusing.

M.T.G.H.W.T.K.Y.M.

Pro: Major points for creativity.
Con: Makes me think of Sarah Palin.

Miss Heather