Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Green Street

September 5, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Looks like “Franky” either got loose or was priced out by gentrification. I wonder how much the price per square foot is in Greenpoint for quality gimp digs nowadays.

Or perhaps renting gimp-quarters or getting a time share is a more economical choice given the current state of the real estate market.

Thoughts anyone?

Miss Heather

Urban Artifacts: The BQE

September 5, 2008 ·
Filed under: Urban Artifact, Williamsburg 

As many of you are aware my compatriot over at the Gowanus Lounge has an affection for abandoned couches. I must as well because I see fit to supply them with a great many. Well, here’s a few things to round the discerning Williamsburger’s al fresco living room.

I don’t know about you, but when I get home the first thing I want to do is hang up my coat.

What would a living room be without a coffee table?

I suppose most people would consider this littering. I for one find it rather ingenius.

How about some books for said coffee table? Now all you need is something to prop up those tired feet.

No worries, I’ve got you covered. In leopard print, no less.

Throw in a couple of dicks and viola your new open air lifestyle is ready to roll!

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Sunnyside Shorts

September 5, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Queens 

This is a quick reminder that this Saturday, September 6, the Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival will be taking place at the Sunnyside Gardens Park in (care to guess) Sunnyside, Queens.

The show starts at sunset (approximately 8:00 p.m.) and early arrivers will be treated to “traditional harp music” courtesy of Donie Carroll, Dan Neely and members of The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra. This event is absolutely free and you can get more details by clicking here.

Miss Heather

P.S.: For those of you looking for a little something to quaff tonight Dandy Wine will be hosting another tasting right here in Greenpoint. Here are the deets per the email I received this morning:

My girl Melissa will be here pouring three lovely wines, all from different regions and different varieties, but all wonderful just the same.  Here is the line-up for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th, 2008:

1.  MARTIN CODAX, ALBARINO 2006, RIAX BAIXAS, SPAIN (Martin Codax was a 13th century Galician troubadour, whose romantic works spoke of the inherent beauty of the Spanish countryside and coast.  The name     was given to the winery that produces this refreshingly dry Albarino.  Tart on the tongue, with nice round juicy fruits of citrus, peach, and pear! Yummmm.) $13

2.  GHOST PINES, CHARDONNAY 2006, CALIFORNIA (This is a winemaker’s blend; sourcing the best fruit from Sonoma, Napa, and Monterey counties.  Flavors of baked apples, crisp pear, and creamy oak.) $19

3.  GASCON, MALBEC 2007, MENDOZA ARGENTINA (Since 1884, Gascon has been recognized for the rich, smooth flavors that come from this high altitude vineyard situated along the Cordillera of the Andes Mountains.  Full-bodied and elegant, this Malbec has layers of blackberry, blueberry, dark cherry and mocha.  Perfect wine for FALL!!!) $14

If you missed last week’s tasting due to travel, apathy, or lack of email, you must come for a visit and drink some wine, eat some cheese, and meet your fellow Greenpointers!  All the cool kids are doing it…  it’s the best happy hour in town!

We’ll be pouring wine from 6 PM – 9 PM.  Hope to see you there.  We are located at 153 Franklin Street between India and Java in beautiful Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

And if you can’t make it to the tasting, be sure to drop by soon, we have a lot of new wine to check out.

Photo Credit: Sunnyside Shorts dot net

Photos du Jour: Can I Has Cheezburger?

September 5, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City 

Quay Street, Greenpoint.

5th Street, Long Island City.

Miss Heather

The Taking Of Pelham

September 5, 2008 ·
Filed under: Fedders Friday 

Today’s installment of Fedders Friday comes courtesy of the Pelham Bay Park bound 6 train.

Just look at this beauty.

Is that a “For Rent” sign I see in the window?!?

I wasn’t fast enough to catch the front of this one.

No worries, I got the back. Speaking of balconies…

Check out these. I for one am a big fan of the slab of concrete gracing the top-most one.

Way to go, Bronx!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Latin America In The 21st Century

September 4, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

Having studied Latin American history in college (history was my minor) I feel compelled to pass this item along. It sounds fascinating. Among the scheduled speakers are U.N. representatives from Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. What’s more, it is ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Latin America In The 21st Century
Friday, September 5, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Cooper Union Great Hall
30 Cooper Square
New York, New York 10003

For more information call 212-942-5758 or email cbalbertolovera (at) gmail (dot) com

Miss Heather

I Can’t Help It: Sarah Palin Is The New Crack!

September 4, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

Welcome to the New Whirled Odor!

This old coot cracks me up.

I left Texas in 1996. I moved to New York City in search of a better life (and a MFA). I got both: albeit in installments. I have lived in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. My life was rough at times but I never, EVER wanted to go back to this.

Can you blame me?

Miss Heather

Brooklyn Photos du Jour: Something For The Kids

September 4, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bed-Stuy, Greenpoint Magic 

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From Dekalb Avenue, Bedford Stuyvesant, August 21, 2008.

From Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, September 3, 2008.

Miss Heather

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