Halloween Photo du Jour: Leonard Street Pumpkins

October 8, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday of the year. What’s more, my fellow Greenpointers step up to the occasion with a great deal of relish. For the previous two reasons I will be featuring some of my favorite Halloween decorations from the Garden Spot (and beyond) to get into the spirit of the season. These little fellas hail just a short distance from this headless chap. I wonder if one of these heads belongs to him?

Miss Heather

P.S.: I cannot resist posting this great offering from last year.

Will the fine folks from this house on Humboldt top this diabolically clever creation? I don’t know—but I am very eager to find out!

THIS WEEKEND: Animated Shorts

October 8, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Williamsburg 

This weekend 3rd Ward is serving up some animated short films that simply sound too good to pass up. Here’s the scoop per their press release:

This Sunday, October 12th, Moviehouse at 3rd Ward presents four brand new animators with fresh films featuring revenge, epic battle, sex, violence and…vegetables.  This FREE screening series, which debuted in September, brings the very best in local filmmaking to 3rd Ward Every 2nd Sunday.  Join us for drinks, tasty treats, lively discussion with the filmmakers and the cool beats and visuals of VJ Clay Franklin who lays his favorite songs over spliced together found footage and old movie clips.

Awphul Alfie by Maz Salazar
Little Alfie destroys everything in his path as he seeks revenge on the young lady who made him drop his candy bar.

Obsesion
by Joshua Weisbrod
News reporter Basher Rockaround suffers the consequences when his biggest fan enters an epic battle with a tiny bald man.

Adventures in Broccoli
by Dan Mountain
Sex, violence and vegetables. Is it a dream or just what happens when you wake up?

Cat Food
by Christopher Ko
A young girl and her cat battle as the world falls apart around them.

Doors open at 7:00 and the screening begins at 8:00 p.m. For more information about this event check out 3rd Ward’s web site.

Moviehouse: Animation Versus
Third Ward
195 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11237

Interested attendees can RSVP for this event via email at moviehouse (at) thirdward (dot) com.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Cello On Commercial

October 8, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

A walk around Greenpoint on any given day will offer up all manner and variety of delectable randomness. In the case of last Saturday this happened to be a little cello playing at the corner of Commercial and Clay Street. This photograph comes courtesy of Rowan5. Nice shot!

Miss Heather

Newtown Creek Mapping Workshop

October 8, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Queens, Williamsburg 

A reader named Amanda passed this along to me and I, in turn am going to pass it along to you as it sounds very interesting

In partnership with the Newtown Creek Alliance, HabitatMap invites you to participate in a community mapping workshop at LaGuardia Community College on the evening of Monday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30… At the Newtown Creek Neighborhoods Community Mapping Workshop participants will:

  • discover how web-based tools can magnify the impact of community organizing campaigns;
  • hear from experienced organizers who have been active in the Newtown Creek Neighborhoods for decades; and
  • learn how to navigate and mine city, state, and federal databases for information relevant to their own personal health and the health of their families and communities.

Participants should come prepared to begin mapping their neighborhoods so bring any relevant documents and photos but most importantly, bring your ideas.

Location:
The Newtown Creek Neighborhoods Community Mapping Workshop will be held at LaGuardia Community College, building E, room 228… The entrance to building E is located at 31-10 Thomson Ave. between 31st St. and Van Dam St.

Those of you who are interested in checking this workshop out should be advised that there is limited space so be sure to RSVP at your earliest convenience by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Reader Question Of The Week: The Chimes

October 8, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Karyn (from Diamond and Norman) writes:

I have been stumped, and now I am moving into madness.  For MONTHS now, every couple hours (sometimes more) I hear a “chime” go off in Greenpoint. It repeats itself maybe 4 times in a row, and goes away-  whole event lasting less than a minute, then, silence.

Suddenly, and without warning, nor pattern, it begins again.

Sometimes an hour later, sometimes longer.  WHY!??!  I have asked many Greenpointers and all we can agree on is that it is making us bonkers. Is this the point?

Help us.

Anyone have a theory about the source of this mystery noise? Perhaps it is coming from a church? Thoughts, anyone?

Miss Heather

Bed-Stuy Photo du Jour: What It Is

October 8, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bed-Stuy 

From Broadway.

Miss Heather

This Is Really Cool

October 7, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

The Greenpoint Reformed Church’s lovely old fireplace has merited the attention of the New York Times! This is a really interesting little article —by all means do give it a read!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: He’s Baaaack!

October 7, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

From Leonard Street.

Miss Heather

Sick Of Williamsburg?

October 7, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Queens, Williamsburg 

If so an oasis beckons you at the Jackson Street stop of the B43. Only 10% down, no board approval.

The catch: it’s in Kew Garden Hills Flushing. Where the heart of Queens is purported to beat.

Who can argue with this?*

Miss Heather

*Queens Crap hopefully. I eagerly anticipate his take on “Kew Gardens Hills”! Whatever the fuck that is. Is it like “East Williamsburg”, Crappy? Enquiring minds want to know!

Atlantic Antic Wrap-up Part III: Afterbirth

October 7, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

Someone somewhere in Brooklyn “gets it”:

Lollipops good, unplanned pregnancy bad.

Thank god.

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can find them online here!