THIS WEEKEND: A Very Special Soup For The Soul

November 4, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Yesterday at 4:45 in the afternoon I was surprised to hear Mr. Heather shuffling through the front door.

Got off early?

I asked. To wit he replied:

No, I threw up at work… and at 23rd – Ely Avenue.

After gently chiding the Mister for not throwing up at the proper place (that being the G train) I did what had to be done; I walked across the street and purchased some ramen noodle soup. Someone (Mark Twain or possibly George Orwell) once spoke of masturbation as being a friend to the lonely and a solace to the poor —or something to that effect. I believe the same thing can be said about ramen soup: it is not only affordable to just about anyone, but every person has his or her formula for success. In the case of last night’s fare at Chez Shitty (as depicted at above left) that would be lime, culantro, red onion, cumin and asefoetida. Which brings me to this.

This Sunday, November 9, 2008 The Brooklyn Kitchen* will be hosting a Ramen-Off at Union Pool! The rules for this event appear to still be evolving, so be sure to check out their WordPress blog for more details. Be sure to participating in the “Ramen Index” while you’re there!

Brooklyn Kitchen Second Birthday Celebration/Ramen-Off
November 9, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Union Pool
484 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Bon Apetit!

Miss Heather

*Through whom I discovered the above hilarious ramen-knitting video on You Tube!

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Larry The Lighthouse

November 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This image of who (what?) was possibly my favorite marathoner comes courtesy of mugsniffer. What else can I honestly say other than this had to have been more than a wee bit uncomfortable. Yikes!

Miss Heather

Reader Question: 110 Green Street

November 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Asshole, Greenpoint Magic 

A writes:

… (name excised) mentioned to me a while back that you live near me… and that you had also been having issues with the construction workers at magic johnson’s wonderful new condos.. and that you had phoned up and complained – do you have the phone number for the appropriate offices? i am completely fed up with them saying shit to me every single time i walk down my street..

Truth be told I did not phone these assholes up. This is because I felt blogging their bullshit (preferably with photographs) in the vain hope of shaming them publicly to be more effective. That said, my advice to you is to send a detailed letter to their sales office outlining some of the experiences you have had at the hands of the “professionals” who are building their luxury Valhalla. For shits and giggles why not copy HollabackNYC on your tome as well? In all likelihood they’ll be more than happy to publish it. As will I!

Attn: Sales Office
110 Green Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

HollabackNYC: hollabackNYC (at) gmail (dot)com

Good luck and of course you are more than welcome to recount these gents’ assholic behavior here on New York Shitty. Last Friday I shit you not one of these turds snatched candy off my tray designated for Trick or Treating children. He and his loser cronies thought it was funny.


Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Election Viewing Party At 3rd Ward

November 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Tomorrow, November 4, 2008, starting at 6:00 p.m. 3rd Ward will be hosting an “after work election viewing party” replete with DJs, drinks, eats, “pork barrels”, and live silk-screening of Obama t-shirts by Brooklyn Royalty. You can bring your own shirt and they will screen it for you absolutely free or you can purchase one of their shirts on site. Check it out!

3rd Ward
195 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11237

For those of you wishing to stay closer to home Greenpoint’s very own Black Rabbit Bar will hosting an evening of Presidential Trivia starting at 8:00 p.m. (the winner gets a $25.00 bar tab!) and of course I have already mentioned t.b.d will be rolling out “Pin the tail on the Palin”.

So much to do, so little time!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Street Meat

November 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From North 6 Street.

Miss Heather

This Week: No Kill Brooklyn & Bingo For BARC

November 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

This Friday, November 7, 2008 the guys at Alphabeta will be hosting a benefit for Waggy Tail Rescue starting at 7:30 p.m. Here are the deets per their press release:

The show kicks off at 7:30 and will run right up to AB’s midnight curfew (yeah, Greenpoint).  Regular Alpha Beta rules apply.

$6 to get in, all proceeds from the night go to Waggytail Rescue.  Save the pooches!

Waggytail and Showpaper will both be on hand all night, doin’ their things. Also Doggie Jewelry by Dana.

Le RUG, Asa Ransom, Michael Jordan, Hidden People and Taigaa! are in the line-up with D.J. Maxwell 57 spinning records before, during and possibly afterward. For more details check out Hidden People’s web site.

70 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

The same evening BARC will be throwing an evening of bingo with special prizes at My Two Dogs pet supply. Admission will set you back $20.00 and puppies of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Bingo For Barc
My Two Dogs
November 7, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
434 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Bayside

November 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Kent Avenue.

Miss Heather

Urban Artifact du Jour: If You See Something, Say Something

November 3, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Queens, Urban Artifact 

Every year I do the same thing: forget to buy my husband an anniversary present. Thankfully providence intervened when we hopped on the B24 to go to dinner.

The chap to the right dropped something out of his pocket. Being a highly inquisitive person I craned my head over to get a closer look. I chuckled.

It was at that moment the tension in the back of the bus became palpable enough to cut with a kitchen knife; he was looking at it, I was looking at it, his friend (to the left) stared at it. Even Mr. Heather was transfixed. Someone had to do something to stop this stand-off. So, being the cold-hearted bitch I am, I stepped over, snatched it up, laughed at it, showed it to Mister Heather and jammed it into my pocket. Problem solved!

Perhaps this is some money-making ploy by the MTA to avoid raising fares?

The fake boobs on this gal are quite remarkable. I suspect John Goodman could use them for flotation devices. I wonder if she comes with an “EasyPay Fare Option“?*

Miss Heather

*And uses these condoms, for that matter.

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: O-BA-M-A

November 2, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From Grand Street.

Miss Heather

NYC Marathon Wrap-Up

November 2, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Today the Mister and I decided to take a jaunt down Manhattan Avenue* and savor some NYC Marathon action. All in all it was pretty fun. Follows are a few highlights. Enjoy!

You can see more pix I took of this event by clicking here. Be sure to check back later for Mr. Heather’s contributions and share your choice tidbits of NYC Marathon Greenpoint goodness in my photo pool!

Miss Heather

*On the way to the Beaner Bar, whose hot chocolate is absolutely AMAZING!