Have You Seen Gus?

September 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

Lisa writes:

Please help me find my dog. His name is Gus. He is a very well behaved, happy and approachable dog. He has actually been a therapy dog!  He is an unneutered male 7 year old american pit bull terrier. He is mostly black with white around the nose chest and paws, see pictures below & pictures attached.  He has weighed 60 lbs for most of his adult life.

He got out of the house without my realizing it.  I live at 30-28 37th Street.  After a good Samaritan tried to take him in Gus managed to scoot away while being walked.  Gus was last seen at 774 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

I had not put his tags on his new collar, so he was without identification.  Also, he was not microchipped.  Therefore, if someone has taken him in they have no way to know to whom he belongs.  I implore you to please be vigilant.  I have had Gus for 7 years and am devastated.

I have been to and spoken with nearly every shelter in NYC,including the AC&C (Brooklyn & Manhattan) and the ASPCA.  I have contacted I think every vet in the Greenpoint, the 94th and 114 Precinct and the canine unit in Brooklyn.  I have put up flyers, emailed everyone I know and asked them to post flyers.  I have posted adds on Pet911, Lost and Pound, PetFinder, Craigslist, Pet detectives, Craigs List, The Greenpoint pet blog spot, Myspace and Facebook.

Please, if you have any information or questions, contact me at Elissiaconlon (at) aim (dot) com.

Many thanks for any assistance you can give me!

god bless

If you have seen this handsome chap please contact Lisa at the above-listed email address.


Miss Heather

UPDATE 9/17/08: Gus is home!

This & That

September 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Those of you who are craving a Cuban sandwich today are in for a disappointment. As promised, the Franklin Corner Store is closed for renovations. (This makes me grateful I got my fix in last week!)

Next up I noticed a rather tony looking furniture store setting up shop at 190 West Street (yes, WEST STREET) today. It will be (aptly) called “Green & West” and there is a sign stating it will be “open soon”. I know little else other than a company called “Monster Tool” is one of their neighbors. I think this is funny as hell.

Green & West Furniture
190 West Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Opening Date/Hours: t.b.a.

Last up, Huitzilli will be celebrating Mexican Independence Day (which is tomorrow, September 16) in style by serving up tamales and atole from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The tamales will be coming from Amalia of JV Pizza/Taco Stand. I have never tried them but I have heard they are very, very delicious. Check it out!

624 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

JV Pizza/Taco Stand
702 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Adios y vaya con dios!

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: “Viva Mexico” photograph courtesy of Huitzilli.

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Satan Is My Copilot

September 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Bail Out: Williamsburg Style

September 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

This morning I woke up curiously early. I usually avoid doing so like the plague because the Mister has this annoying habit of firing up NPR online in our living room and via conventional radio in the kitchen. Any of you who have done this probably know there is a delay with online audio; this phenomenon turns the confines of the 450 (if that square feet) palace we call home into one big echo chamber of current events.

As I got my first cup of morning coffee I learned about David Foster Wallace committing suicide.


Did you hear that Merrill Lynch is going to be bought by Bank of America? I have: once in the kitchen and again in the living room!

In other news the Feds have refused to bail out Lehman Brothers. I got the why and wherefore before and after going to the bathroom.

I don’t know about any of you but this whole government bail-out of corporate interests really pisses me off. A good friend of mine once described it this way:

It’s sort of like playing poker with your dad. You lose all your money but instead of keeping it he gives it back to you.

This is hardly the way to teach someone fiscal responsibility. What’s more, if I “Jane Q. Citizen” racked up a bunch of bad debt do you think I would get such royal treatment? I think not. The fact of the matter is there is no easy, quick way for a non-corporate entity to extract him (or her)self from the red.

Or is there?

This interesting business proposition was found by Greenpoint’s very own mihow last weekend at McCarren Park. I can’t honestly say I find this solution very palatable (while effective, it is a little too permanent for my taste), but to each their own.

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can see the original uncropped photograph by clicking here.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: A Matter Of Perspective

September 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From Lorimer Street.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo du Jour: To Do List

September 15, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

From the entrance to the Queens-bound platform of the G train at Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Hanging Out

September 14, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

Not Cool

September 14, 2008 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg 

Despite the stifling humidity I took a nice long walk this afternoon. Upon crossing the BQE at 3:00 p.m. I noticed a group of men conferring with some police officers at Father Giorgio Triangle.

Once I crossed the street I learned why.

It would appear that someone has stolen the bronze plaque from this monument. He (or she) sold it for scrap. This is the second instance of metal theft I have heard of in as many months (1000 Manhattan Avenue was broken into and stripped of all its copper pipe recently as well). This is ridiculous.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Down the street I discovered that someone stole the potted plant in front of the Brooklyn Kitchen.

What the hell is wrong with people? If it isn’t yours don’t take it. Why is this concept so difficult for some of our fellow citizens to comprehend?

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Garden Spot Greenery

September 14, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Calyer Street.

Miss Heather

Subway Photos du Jour: Sex In Midwood

September 13, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Bushwick, Williamsburg 

So you live in north Brooklyn and are a veritable commuting Casanova. What’s more, you are really proud of your conquests. What do you do?

  1. Keep a diary of your sexual prowess.
  2. Call your friends and tell them every salacious detail.
  3. Document your activities on a subway map at the Lorimer Street stop of the L for all to enjoy.

If you picked item #3 CONGRATULATIONS! You are worthy of calling yourself a true Williamsburger!

Hmm, what do we have here? A three-way in Crown Heights. Kinky!

A friend of mine recently told me about growing up in Midwood. He said it was boring. Obviously he didn’t know the right people.

You know when I see shit like this I realize how very, painfully, EXCRUCIATINGLY dull my life really is. Damn.

Miss Heather