Greenpoint Fashion Watch: Special B62 Bus Edition

Now that spring has arrived there is many a fashion statement being made in the 11222. However, none of them are on par with this lovely young lady. What’s not to like here, I ask? The leopard print pants? The zebra print socks? Her companion (a stuffed kitty cat)? The pink apparel? All the previous are awesome. However, when she donned her mother’s sunglasses I finally had to say something.

Me: Excuse me, I hope I am not bothering you but I have to say I own pants just like what your daughter is wearing— and she looks a lot better wearing them than I do!
Mother: (laughs)

I asked for permission to take Olivia’s photo. Her mother gladly obliged. Olivia, on the other hand, didn’t see what the big deal was. I suspect (or at least hope) we’ll be seeing her gracing the cover of Vogue soon enough. I give this ensemble— and Olivia— two enthusiastic thumbs  paws up. Well done!

New York Shitty Videos Du Jour: Live From The B62

To preface: Today yours truly decided a walk across the Williamsburg Bridge (this is one of my favorite leisure time activities) was in order. Since I was running late I decided to take the B62 bus to the Southside in order to make up for lost time. It didn’t exactly work out that way. In my guesstimation my travel time (from Greenpoint Avenue) was one hour. How did this happen, you ask? Read on and find out!

Let me explain to you, dear readers, what you have just watched. Our intrepid bus driver, frustrated that a motorist elected to parallel park in front of his vehicle in a manner which precluded him from performing his duty (READ: driving)— and upon discovering honking his horn was useless— prevailed upon a police officer for help. First, I’ll tender the good news: our finest prevailed! And now the bad news…

Clearly displeased with the outcome of this exchange our motorist (being insane, an asshole or some combination thereof) decided running to the next bus stop and resuming (t)his altercation was in order. If you listen very carefully at the end he says (and I quote):

You want to kill me? You want to kill me? Let’s do it!

The next time you, gentle readers, get angry at a member of our Transit Authority for being gruff or downright rude I want to think about what you have just watched. I for one commend this bus driver’s restraint. I for one cannot fathom what it would be like to deal with this shit every day.

I suspect I speak for a number of my fellow mass transit patrons this afternoon when I write I had the utmost desire to take this fellow up on his offer. In closing, I would like to humbly suggest— moving forward— that if/when this chap wants a fight he should stick his head up his ass and fight for air. The rest of us have lives.

P.S.: If anyone from the M.T.A. is reading this give this bus driver a raise. Yesterday. He is an absolute prince— and I told him so!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Greenpoint Fashion Watch

When I spied this lass on the B62 yesterday I simply had to capture her for all posterity. Every item on her person— and I mean every single article of clothing and accessories— was purple. Purple earrings, purple fingerless gloves, purple boots with purple heels, purple purse, etc. This is Manhattan Avenue fashion at its finest, folks!

A New York Shitty PSA: North ‘Point B62 Riders, You’re F*cked!

May 25, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

SINKHOLE?!? Wow. In any case those of you who live on the northern fringe of the 11222 and wish to ride the B62 bus will have to schlep to Greenpoint Avenue now. Of course there’s always the G train to consider. I have to see this sinkhole for myself.

To be continued…?

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m.: So I walked down there. Sure enough, there was a notice posted at the Green Street stop that B62 service was suspended indefinitely. However, when I walked down to Freeman Street at McGuinness Boulevard nary a sinkhole was to be found— and vehicular traffic was humming along as usual.

Am I missing something (other than not quite mastering the video function of my newish digital camera)?

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Booey Rides The B62

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I wasn’t able to learn much from the “mom” of this little guy/gal. She had a speech impediment but a beautiful smile and heart. I was able to deduce this little one’s name was Booey. This little commuter/strap hanger is very loved— and cared for! His/her mom had a bag of toys and a thermos of KMR (kitten formula) in tow. Godspeed, Booey! You’re the cutest thing yours truly has ever beheld on the B62. Ever.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo du Jour: Suckerpunch

March 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken March 19, 2011.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Kung Fu Fighting

February 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday’s temperature weather— along with a wait for the bus— provided the perfect conditions for practicing one’s martial art moves with a pal!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Not In Service

December 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken December 27, 2010.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Live From The B62

November 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Noticing this woman was having a rough morning I wished her a better weekend as I exited. To wit she replied:

Thanks sweetie and have a happy Thanksgiving!

If you happen to have this woman as your bus driver, please be nice to her. Her’s is a tough and often thankless job!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part I: Et Tu, G Train?

If my inbox is any indication it would appear yesterday’s, um, excitement was not limited to McCarren Park and the Greenpoint Public Library. Dale (who sent me the above photogrpah) writes July 7, 2010:

And this is what the B62 looks like when it does. Yep 11pm tonight.

I wonder what this was about?

Miss Heather

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