TOMORROW: Free/Low Cost Spay And Neutering

April 19, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

Sunday, April 20th, the ASPCA will be providing free/low cost spay and neutering for your dog or cat right here in Greenpoint! Pet owners who can provide proof or public assistance or a Medicaid card can have their pets neutered for absolutely FREE! Everyone else is requested to donate $25.00. This is not only a great deal, but it also reduces the number of unwanted pets that end up being euthanized— or worse— every year.

Free/Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic
@ Petland Discounts
846 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Those of you who wish to learn about more dates and locations the ASPCA will be conducting free/inexpensive spay and neutering in Brooklyn can contact them at the above-listed telephone number, check out their web site or click on the above flier.

Miss Heather

Get A Load Of This: The Power Plant That Won’t Die

April 19, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Via my comrades at Curbed:

On Friday, April 18 TransGas Energy Systems LLC will petition the NYS Siting Board to reverse its March 21, 2008 decision denying TransGas’ application for the permit required to build its state-of-the-art, clean, environmentally positive cogeneration plant in Greenpoint Brooklyn.

In its zeal to appease former Deputy Mayor Doctoroff and the newly gentrified community of Greenpoint, the Siting Board, guided by the staff of the Department of Public Service, gutted the State’s authority over the licensing of electric generating plants and transmission facilities. The Siting Board opted to defer to local governments on whether and where to build new electric infrastructure. The decision to mollify a well-heeled, largely white, professional neighborhood – who simply did not want to have a new power plant in their backyard, however clean it might be – confirms what many observers have come to conclude: that New York State is on a suicide mission to sacrifice the State’s future in order to cater to NIMBY’s.

Um, has Transgas ever tread north of Greenpoint Avenue? Given this snippet of rhetoric I doubt it. Get with it, assholes. This community is not solely white, well-heeled or professional; it is a working class neighborhood that is sick and tired of being used as a dumping ground to mollify other “well-heeled, largely white, professional(s)”.

Miss Heather

Comment Of The Week

April 19, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Marty should give up politics and be a talk show sidekick.

Spanky

Rarely has a comment moved me as much as this one has— and I mean this in a good way. I was not compelled to refresh my knowledge of New York State’s Stalking Law and I found it very witty to boot.

WAY TO GO SPANKY!

Miss Heather

P.S.: No disrespect intended to Mr. Markowitz. He’d make Ed McMahon look a dime store amateur! Ed? Fuggedaboutit!

Al Capone: Greenpoint Kitty

April 19, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

This little guy was born April 15th right here in Greenpoint!

Lisacat writes:

“I’m innocent!” He’s more active and feisty than the older Weakerthans kittens I’m fostering. They’re born tough in “Greenpernt”. Note: the pink thing does not become him and is probably too stringy to be safe for kittens. I’ll have to find something more suitable for his next clip!

What else would one possibly expect from a Garden Spot cat? I should know: I have one of my own! They’re small, but they pack a lot of punch! You can learn more about Greenpoint’s littlest and cutest newcomer by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

April 18, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

If a person is too damned lazy to buy their own condoms can you imagine what he (or she) must be like in the sack? Just a little food for thought for this lovely Friday afternoon.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Berry Street

April 18, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

“Nicky” has a very diversified palette.

Miss Heather

Has Anyone Seen Roscoe?

April 18, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg 

I found this flier on the Southside this week. If anyone has seen Roscoe or knows of his whereabouts, please contact Jeannie at the above-listed number. Let’s help this handsome chap find his way home!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Chinese Auction For Northside Catholic Academy

April 18, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

Tomorrow, April 19, at 4:00 p.m. the Northside Catholic Academy will be conducting a “Chinese Auction”. The price of admission ($10.00) will buy a Chinese dinner, coffee and cake. A raffle will also be held for a number of fun prizes such as Mets tickets, gift baskets, gift certificates and much, much more!

Our Lady of Carmel, Lower Hall
275 North 8th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

Fedders Free For All!

April 18, 2008 ·
Filed under: Articles of Fedderization, Bushwick, Fedders Friday, Williamsburg 

I have been trying to figure out which variety of Fedders Specials I hate more: utilitarian buildings that make no effort whatsoever to “fit” into the environment around them or buildings that ape older architecture and fail miserably. I simply cannot make up my mind. For this reason I have decided to feature examples of BOTH for your edification today. Enjoy!

Representing Bushwick, I present to you The Three Faces of Decatur!

Our first contestant hails from the intersection of Decatur Street and Bushwick Avenue. This is the front.

Or is this the front?

Or perhaps this is the front? It’s rather hard to tell. Truth be told, I don’t think this building even knows for certain. If it did, at least the doors would match. Can I speak to Decatur White please?

Representing Carroll Gardens, I present the Columbia Street Cornice.

One of these cornices is authentic, the other is an impostor. Care to guess which one?

If you guessed this one as being the impostor you are correct! That said, this is a pretty admirable reproduction. Whoever fabricated it should be proud.

Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the rest of said building.

What the fuck were they thinking when they did this brickwork over the door and windows? Wait— don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.

Which brings me to today’s final contestant. Representing Williamsburg at five stories is…

this thing.

Excusez moi, it’s called the LEANZA.

I wonder what “Leanza” means? Is it Italian for avert your eyes when the scaffolding comes down? Inasmuch as it pains me to write this, I think I might have found a building that makes the Belvederes look tasteful by comparison.

God help us all.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Back In The Day: Play Ball!

April 18, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51, Greenpoint Magic 

A number of you old(er) timers out there will recognize the tanks in the background. They were imploded back in 2001. What you may not recognize, however, is who is throwing the ball at this baseball game long past. It is a very young Joseph Lentol!

Miss Heather