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

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