As many of you recall last winter was decidedly not very wintery at all. While to most of us this entailed little-to-no frolicking in the snow or grim meditations upon the effects of global warming, it also had serious ramifications for the stray cat population: a boom in kittens.
Nowhere was this more evident than during my visit to Empty Cages Collective yesterday afternoon. They are up to their eyeballs in adoptable fur kid goodness! If you watch very carefully at the end of the video you will notice the picture jerks a little. That’s because a certain little black and white grand stander grabbed the cord on my camera!
Anyone interested in giving any of these kittens (or their equally lovable adult counterparts) a home should contact Empty Cages Collective at emptycagescollective (at) gmail (dot) com.
Although this has already been mentioned by a number of my colleagues I feel compelled to pass it along here. This Saturday, August 2, starting at 5:00 p.m. there will be a rally to stop the violence that has become all too common on the Southside of late. Even if you don’t live in the area I strongly recommend you turn out to show your support. Let’s work together to make urban gravestones (such as that for L’il Rich) a thing of the past!
STOP THE VIOLENCE
Washington Park/Continental Plaza
South 5th and Roebling
Brooklyn, New York 11211
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how popular my post about women’s suffrage in Greenpoint turned out to be. Now that the dog days of summer are truly upon us, I can think of nothing better to do than wait them out in the cool confines of one’s own home reading a book.
And on that note, I would suggest that any of you who are interested in the subject of women’s suffrage might want to check out Liberty by Lucy Moore. I just completed this book and have to confess I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here’s a brief description courtesy of Harper Collins (the publisher):
“Woman is born free and lives equal to man in her rights,” declared Olympe de Gouges in 1791. Throughout the French Revolution, women, inspired by a longing for liberty and equality, played a vital role in stoking the fervor and idealism of those years. In her compelling history of the Revolution, Lucy Moore paints a vivid portrait of six extraordinary women who risked everything for the chance to exercise their ambition and make their mark on history.
Those of you who are interested in doing a little armchair (and time) traveling might find my current read of interest as well; Murder City: The Bloody History of Chicago in the Twenties by Michael Lesy. I started leafing through it last night. Once I glanced at chapter 11 (entitled Belva and Beulah— I am notorious for not reading chapters in order), I could not put this book down until I finished it! While I do not wish to give away the tale of these two murderesses, I will note that in it you will learn the origin of one of America’s most popular musicals!
I purchased both of the above books at our local bookstore, (the aptly-named Word Books). Why not do what the anonymous missive* gracing the beginning of this post says and read more books!
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
*From Greenpoint Avenue across from the waste treatment plant, no less!
From River Street.
Yesterday as I was walking around in the sweltering heat I saw a number of interesting modes of transportation. In fact, I liked them so much I feel compelled to share them here. Enjoy!
This Crosley hails from Kent Avenue.
Everyone has heard of Checker cabs, but did you know they also made regular old cars? They did and this one hails from Noble Street!
Your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a brand spanking new Rolls Royce parked in front of Greenpoint’s very own C-Town on Manhattan Avenue!
And last —but hardly least— this beauty. I have no idea what make or model this is, but I do not think that’s terribly important.
Unless of course you are talking about silicone implants. “J.T.” sure loves him some boobies!
If so, there is the (certainly to be contentious) Public Safety Committee meeting at Community Board 1. You also have Biz Markie playing at Studio B (regardless of whether they secure their cabaret license or not). Neither of these is my cup of tea, you say? Well, why not head down to Greenpoint Avenue and North Henry Street around 10:00 p.m.!
Yes it appears that Greenpoint’s very own Shit Tits might be poised to make an appearance on Rescue Me sometime very, very soon! Too bad they don’t have smell-o-vision.
Filed under: Williamsburg
It would appear Greenpoint’s naughty potty has a friend over in Williamsburg.
This delightful image comes from Bitchy Bluestocking. She writes:
Last summer it was a surprise to discover how popular Greenpoint was on the blogosphere… I’ve become jealous of their “exclusives” — and humor. A few weeks ago I warned Current of the work being done on a house on his block (a blizzard of Styrofoam), and Miss Heather covered it. We walked by the finished product last weekend, joking about its Belvedere XL status, and sure enough Miss Heather soon followed up. Therefore, no longer am I keeping my mouth shut, and I came upon this instance of Greenpoint Magic Sunday…
I for one am very happy you have decided to speak up, Ms. Bluestocking! As your great find attests, there is more than enough Greenpoint Magic to go around! I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I am looking forward to seeing what other goodness this blog whips up for our online enjoyment!
I know the situation all too well. It’s summer and while all your friends are cavorting on the beach with their best gals you are all alone. Well cheer up guys, love always manifests itself in the strangest of places. And, well, if you can’t find Mrs. Right there’s always Miss Right For A Price.
Unfortunately I cannot help you, dear readers, with assistance regarding the previous. But rest assured I can most certainly help you locate the latter. Got your pencils ready? Let’s go!
Step 1. Hop into your minivan and drive down to Broadway between Hewes and Hooper Street.
Step 2. Park your car in the spot indicated by the red arrow at right. Note the presence of health clinic to your immediate right.
Step 3. Roll down your passenger side window and wait.
Step 4. If all goes according to a plan a five foot tall, 160 pound 40-something woman wearing nothing but yellow top (nightshirt?) pressed into service as a mini-dress will be sitting nearby with two grocery bags filled with stuff.
Step 5. Make eye contact with this woman.
Step 6. The woman will walk over to your minivan (whose passenger side window you have thoughtfully left open) and lift up her “dress” to show you her breasts. These are encased in a pink eyelet bra.
Step 7. You say no dice.
Step 8. Wishing to sweeten the deal, your new companion will pull up her “dress” once again to reveal a pair of brown mesh panties. She proceeds to pull these out so you can inspect the goods.
Step 9. You are on your own from here, kiddos! But be advised that a police station is located just around the corner.
Step 10. Be sure steps 1-9 are executed at 1:30 on a Monday afternoon.
P.S.: I am not kidding. I actually saw this come to pass (in the plain view of several other pedestrians) last Monday afternoon. It was like a friggin’ flashback from Full Metal Jacket. If you’re wondering, the man in the van did not take her up on her offer.