The Littlest Greenpointers Of All!

October 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Last weekend I swung by Empty Cages Collective to see what’s shaking. I’m glad I did as I had the pleasure of meeting a few of our newest fellow Garden Spotters.

This little fella, his mother and two brothers hail from Broome Street and McGuiness Boulevard. Sort of. The following video of his brother, Jethro, should clarify things a bit. Enjoy! (WARNING: the following footage is heart-wrenchingly cute!)

You can’t say I didn’t warn you— these little guy is off-the-hook adorable! Speaking of critters cute and furry, some of Jethro’s older, adoptable buddies will be back at Muddy Paws for another event this Saturday, October 25, 2008.

Why not swing by and say “Hi”?

Muddy Paws
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

If you are not in a position to adopt a cat but want to help, Empty Cages can always use volunteers and donations. You can also lend a hand by checking our their Amazon wishlist!

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Secrets Of Prospect Park

October 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

This Sunday, October 26 my buddy Kevin over at Forgotten New York will be conducting a tour of Prospect Park. Here are the deets:

WHEN & WHERE: Everyone interested in attending this tour should meet at the southwest corner of Grand Army Plaza at noon.

HOW (much): A measly $5.00!

HOW (long): Approximately 2-3 hours.

RAIN DATE: November 2, same time, same place.

WHY: Because this tour sounds damned neat!

To get everyone in the F-NY Tour 36 spirit I have pulled a few oldies but goodies from my cache of old New York City goodness. Some old snaps from Prospect Park!

From the Prospect Park Zoo.

The Japanese Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: The 401-Keg Plan

October 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

In a crowning touch of irony, the business (on North 5th Street) where this flier is located was closed.

Miss Heather

FRIDAY: Champagne & Cup Cakes!

October 22, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of Bitchcakes. She writes:

…I was going to email you- do you want to blog about the big grand opening party at Fred Flare? It’s this Friday night @ 7pm. There will be champagne and cupcakes. Did you hear me: CHAMPAGNE AND CUPCAKES! Yum! I am there!

I’ve got to say that champagne and cup cakes sounds like a pretty damned good to polish off the week. Methinks I will have to swing by Fred Flare this Friday night!

Fred Flare Grand Opening with Celebratory Cup Cakes and Champagne!
131 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Halloween Photos du Jour: Finally!

October 22, 2008 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

After getting off to late start I am pleased to announce that 97 Russell Street is getting down to some serious Halloween business! What’s more I got to meet the woman behind some of this madness (she was waiting for her husband to arrive with a lift so they could hoist a ghost onto their tree) and get the 411 as to what is going on.

Apparently the reason they got off to a late start this year (the left-hand side of the yard was still incomplete as of today) was because she went on a trip to Egypt (!) and her hubby didn’t where she had stashed all the Halloween goodness!

Once the aerosol foam insulation dries on this bad boy he’ll be brandishing a meat cleaver! YAY!

This cute little witch holds court with her retinue of ghosts above the front door…

right next to this rather nasty looking fella.

Scaryass clown? Check.

Wraith and an organ? Check.

These skulls on a pike come from Long Island!

I can hardly wait to see what this looks like once they fire up the smoke machine. (YES, they’re going to have one!)

Last week I learned from their neighbors over on Humboldt that there is some long-standing friendly competition between brains behind the Humboldt Hurler and the folks at 97 Russell. As a matter of fact, their properties abut each other —enabling them to keep careful track of each others progress. It’s all in good fun though. The incredibly kind woman at 97 Russell told me today with a hint of pride that their house and 648 Humboldt were featured in the New York Daily News last year. This came to pass because her daughter happens to be a reporter for this publication.

Now that’s what I call an inside scoop!

Miss Heather

A Very Special Greenpoint Moment

October 22, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

Ever had one of those moments when you see something and think to yourself:

Gee, I bet there is an interesting story behind this.

Only to realize that in order to achieve true understanding would probably entail taking large quantities of psychotropic drugs? I had one of those moments this afternoon on Monitor Street.

Well, what do we have here?

But of course— It’s the Anti Imbedded Mossad Partymobile! Silly me.

Looks like the rear suspension could use a little work.

REJECTING THE SOLDIER’S RIGHT TO BE CLONED IS TREASON.

Shine on you crazy diamond, you! SHINE. ON.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Relative Insanity

October 22, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

It would appear that one of my fellow Greenpointers does not entirely grasp the concept of mass transit— or they thought HSBC had a drive-thru. (insert crass Polish joke here)

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Molotov Cocktail

October 22, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From Grand Street.

Miss Heather

Mucho Kinky!

October 21, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

Rebecca11222 wrote (in an email entitled “Valentines Day for Halloween”):

Found 10/20 on North 9th between Roebling and Driggs. 2nd shot is close-up of invitation.

Hmm, we have a Mexican wrestler mask and a note tucked under the windshield wiper of a car. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Looks like someone from the ‘burg had a little fun last night… albeit in West Nyack, New York! I’m dropping trou, strapping on my mask, hopping on the Metro North and heading to Nanuet without delay!

Kinky upstate sex is the new Williamsburg!

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can get a Mexican wrestling mask (just like Sal’s) right here in north Brooklyn at Huitzilli! The wonders never cease!

My New Pet Project

October 21, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

When the opportunity affords itself I like to engage in a little urban archeology. What some might consider an unsightly pile of garbage is an anthropological goldmine to me. In fact, I have a pet theory; one can tell a lot about a neighborhood (and the people who live in it) by the garbage left in its bicycle baskets. I have decided to keep a visual record of my findings via a little blog I have erected on Tumblr entitled Shit In Bicycle Baskets. Enjoy!

Miss Heather