From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: On it

September 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

mugsniffer (the chap responsible for this delightful photograph) writes:

A pair of Con-Ed workers slumber their morning hours away on Guernsey street on Labor Day morning ’08. Can’t say I blame them…

Indeed. I took a nice long nap on Labor Day. Of course I was not at work at the time!

Miss Heather

Pay Phone du Jour: City Island Avenue

September 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

Photographic evidence that our neighbors in the Bronx also engage in pay phone abuse (and have a knack for creating monologue machines).

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photo du Jour: A Matter of Perspective

September 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Depending on one’s outlook on life (e.g.; glass half empty or half full) this image (from North 14 Street) could be said to look like one of two things:

  1. A tree
  2. A mushroom cloud

For the record, I initially thought it was a mushroom cloud (it’s actually a tree).

As a consequence (of my rather black sense of humor) I have not been able to get this song out of my head all afternoon.

Miss Heather

Filming On Franklin

September 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Today Lily at Dandy Wines asked me what was shaking in Greenpoint. I told her “not much”. Summer may officially be over but nothing else has changed; it is still humid and I feel languid. That said, I did see one thing of interest today.

A film shoot taking place in front of Brooklyn Label…

replete with trucks and tents on Java Street.

The woman in red gave detailed instructions to the actors (the man and woman behind her) to wait until the light turned and cross the street. At first this level of direction struck me as being a little excessive, but then I noticed this missive down the street…

this on Driggs Avenue…

and this in the women’s restroom at San Loco.

I suppose some people are in need of more detailed instruction than others.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Anyone know what this film shoot was for? Just curious.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Franklin Street

September 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Just a little reminder that if you happen to have a basket on your bicycle you might not be the only person who uses it. These food stuffs appear to have come from Shanghai Lee (located conveniently across the street).

Miss Heather

Anyone Out There Want To Learn Irish?

September 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Long Island City 

If so, you are in luck. The New York Irish Center (above) at 10-40 Jackson Avenue will be conducting classes this month!

Anybody interested in attending should email Ms. Mulligan at the above-listed email address. Classes start next week!

New York Irish Center
10-40 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101

Miss Heather

Photos du Jour: Rod Gets Around

September 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

Taken September 1, 2008 on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.

Taken August 28, 2008 in Freeman Alley in Manhattan.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Here are a few more treats from Freeman Alley. (Yes, there really is such a place!)

PHOTO CREDITS: Crown Heights pic, Thomas Mann

Casa Mon Amour Goes Gallic!

September 2, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday as I was running errands I noticed Casa Mon Amour was open. Well, their business was not open but their front door was so I popped in to see what’s up. What I found was Beatrice reviewing the new menu with her staff before her “grand re-opening” this week. I got a sneak peek and I have to say it looks pretty good; those of you who are vegetarians (as I am) can anticipate a wider selection of entrees. I have been promised that Tomatoes Provencal will be in the offering. (If you have not had this dish, try it. It is wonderful!) Who will be preparing these gustatory delights you ask? A chef from none other than La Ripaille: a very nice French Provincial Restaurant in the West Village.

Casa Mon Amour French Bistro
162 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

The “new and improved” Casa Mon Amour should be up and running in earnest tomorrow, September 3rd. Check it out!

Miss Heather

UPDATE 9/3/08: Here’s a working menu!

Appetizers

  • Soup Du Jour
  • Goat cheese with baby leaves salad
  • Camembert a la Lyonnaise, a breaded camembert served on a bed of greens
  • Medley of sauteed mushrooms

Entrees

  • Shell steak au naturel with a choice of Peppercorn or blue cheese sauce
  • Lamb chops grilled with Rosemary
  • Chicken breast wrapped in bacon and cooked in a brown sauce with herbs of Provence
  • Tilapia in a lemon butter with a touch of cream
  • Large shrimps sauteed in parsely and garlic butter

Sides

  • Ratatouille
  • Fresh Vegetable
  • Gratin Dauphinois
  • French Fries

Desserts

  • Tarte Tatin
  • Mousse au chocolat
  • Creme Brulee
  • Gateau Mon Amour ( our signature cheesecake)
  • Cheese and charcuterie platter….

Long Island City Photos du Jour: Mobility

September 2, 2008 ·
Filed under: Long Island City 

Court Square, Long Island City.

Waterfront, Long Island City.

Is this life imitating art or vice versa? Either way it gives me the creeps.

Miss Heather

Great Moments In Real Estate Advertising: BEAT Schermerhorn

September 2, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

You know times are tough when a development in downtown Brooklyn sees fit to (illegally?) advertise on a construction fence on McGuinness Boulevard. Repeatedly.

I prefer not to “be”; I am.”be@shermerhorn” appeals to shit talkers; I talk shit. Literally. Nonetheless I know a crap hole neighborhood when I see one and Schermerhorn REEKS! Corcoran should retool their marketing strategy accordingly:

  • Be ready for jury duty. (DESPITE A FUCKING BLIZZARD LAST YEAR I WAS EXPECTED TO SHOW. AND DID.)
  • Be ready to visit your friends in jail and bail them out!
  • Be ready to go to jail. Let Schermerhorn be your “home away from home”. We’ll leave the light on for you!

Be At Schermerhorn!

I think I’ll stay in Greenpoint, thank you very much. I mean, how can a gal resist a balcony with a view like this!

I have always loved the smell of gasoline and automotive exhaust!

Looking at an Exxon Station day after day makes me feel, well, DIRTY

in a uniquely Greenpoint kind of way. Screw you Schermerhorn! I’m staying in Stinkpoint!

Miss Heather