Comment Of The Week

July 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Asshole, Greenpoint Magic 

This masterpiece of post-Feminist (and decidedly anti-Twinkie) rhetoric comes from a chap who calls himself* “REALITY”. It is in regards to this post about Studio B. Enjoy!

I have read your site, you have to be the most sexually frustrated person in the neighborhood. I have live here for around 20 years and I have never seen anyone BITCH as much as you. If I had to guess you have to be an over weight fat chick that has no life and wants others to be miserable like yourself. I also figure you don’t get out much either, and looking at your site when you do its to BITCH. If you don’t like the area or whats going on move back to where ever you came from because anyone reading your blogs damn well know you are not from new york and if you are you gotta be from the freaking suburbs. Do everyone a favor move out of the neighborhood, and if you can’t do that stick one of those Twinkies that you have been fattening yourself on in your mouth because that seems to be the only time anyone will be happy. Get out of your apartment lose some weight and maybe you might get a guy who will take you out in public which would be like a place like the Underground, Exit , Studio B hell maybe even to the zoo. In closing GET A LIFE and leave the neighborhood alone it was fine before you got there and it will be better off when you leave.

You know I thought about “getting a guy” to take me out “in public”, but then I realized my husband would probably not be too keen on the idea. Oh well. In any case, “REALITY” sure talks a tough game. Too bad his mommy didn’t teach him about IP addresses (good grammar or gender sensitivity).

Note how the IP addresses for Agnes Piekarska (the Manager of Studio B) and “REALITY” match.

Now if you don’t mind, I’m off to buy some Twinkies.

Miss Heather

*Although I suppose this could be a woman.

Another Bar Cometh To Williamspoint

July 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

The aptly named Richardson will be located at 451 Graham Avenue, which is at the corner of (drum roll, please)… Richardson Street!

When I walked by last week I took a quick looksee and I have to say it appears that they are doing a very professional job overhauling the space. My only concern is can new bar flourish when there are already so many such establishments to be had in the area already— like the R Bar, which is located just across the BQE?

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: Lisacat

Great Moments In Ad Placement, Volume I

July 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From North 7th Street.

Miss Heather

What Part Of Greenpoint Do You Live In?

July 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

My buddy Matt Wolfe (formerly of the Greenpoint Courier) tipped me off to this great map over at Very Small Array. It looks like I call “North Vinyl Siding” home —although I prefer Vinyl Siding HEIGHTS, thank you very much! Any of you who have a little time to burn today do check out this web site. It is teeming with lots of fun and informative stuff!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Aftermath

July 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Today I finally got around to checking out the site of our latest auto(mobile) de fe. Tammy Jez did an excellent job documenting the incinerated truck. Follows are a few photographs I took of the property damage.

It was one HELL of a fire. It even blew out the windows on the first floor of this house.

Its neighbor received a more Salvador Dali-esque treatment.

You can even see where the mattress was placed.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Kent Avenue

July 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

…And your ass will follow!

Miss Heather

Urban Gravestones: L’il Rich

July 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

Since my buddy over at Bed-Stuy Banana is cavorting around Canada right now I thought I would hit you up with an urban gravestone, north Brooklyn style. Those of you who live or have visited the Southside lately have probably noticed a couple of things:

  1. A seriously elevated police presence
  2. The above flier

I found this one on South 3rd Street along with newest urban gravestone to grace the Southside.

It features none other than L’il Rich himself.

Curious to know what happened, I asked a young man busy lighting candles to Rich’s memory what happened. His answer was as follows:

He died.

Was L’il Rich the victim of the latest wave of violence to blight the Southside? Perhaps. What people (myself included) tend to forget while reading about the latest shooting or stabbing is the human cost. While the victims may be nameless and faceless to you and me, they are and will continue to be sorely missed by their friends and loved ones. Nowhere else has this become so apparent to me than the outpouring grief over the death of L’il Rich. Whether he died from natural causes or otherwise is immaterial: he was clearly loved by his friends and neighbors. May he rest in peace.

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Paws & Whiskers Edition

July 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady 

This Saturday, July 26, District Dog will be hosting a sidewalk sale to benefit the McGolrick Park Dog Run from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. They will be accepting donations for this fundraiser as well, so if you have a box of knick-knacks sitting around, swing by early and drop ‘em off!

District Dog
142 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

On the other end of the Garden Spot Animal Planet will be hosting an adoption event featuring the felines of Linda’s Feral Cat Assistance from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. I have no word what the resident shop kitten, Kobe (depicted at right) thinks about this, but I suspect he will be none too happy about sharing his domain.

Animal Planet
1084 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

For more information about this event check out Linda’s web site.

Miss Heather

The Bombing Of South 4th Street

July 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Dog Shit Signage, Williamsburg 

If you want to see one of the most innovative and (reputedly) effective anti-dog doo signs in north Brooklyn, head over to South 4th Street just east of Kent Avenue.

This discovery comes courtesy of my colleague over at Brooklyn11211. He writes:

Amazingly, there was very little poop on the sidewalk here (and usually it is strewn with poop).

I have no idea why this method appears to work while so many others have failed before. Is it the catchy graphics? The rather explicit manner in which it depicts the behavior it wishes to eliminate? The evocation of the Domino Sugar Factory?

Or maybe it is because there are no less than four of these signs gracing this strip.

Miss Heather

Torch Of Suffrage

July 22, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This is 619 Manhattan Avenue. It is currently the home of the Brooklyn Slavic American Citizen Club. On any given weekend when I walk by it is teeming with men socializing and watching television. Therefore, I found it very interesting to learn it was not the first social organization to grace this building. Just under 100 years ago it was the home of the Woman’s Suffrage Party, as you will learn from this great old story from the December 20, 1909 edition of the New York Times. Enjoy!

Feminists and Socialists in Greenpoint?!? Believe it or not, this is not as far-fetched as it seems. Greenpoint has a very long history of being a progressive burgh. Take day care for working mothers, for example. Our humble neighborhood had it long before it became “mainstream”. The Garden Spot of the Universe keeps getting more —not less— interesting the more I research it!

Miss Heather