From The Community Board 1 Combined & Public Hearing: Newtown Creek CAG

This item was brought forth by our board’s Environmental Chair (and all-around nice lady), Ryan Kuonen. What is the Newtown Creek “CAG”, you ask? Very simple: as it name indicates it is a panel consisting of members of the greater Newtown Creek community whose purpose is to oversee the clean-up of this waterway and provide a forum to discuss any pertinent environmental concerns.

Perhaps this may not strike some of you as being terribly exciting, but I assure you it is very much needed. And Newtown Creek CAG needs you! Simply put, they want as diverse a panel as possible and to this end are seeking new members. You can learn more about “CAG” and how you can get involved by persuing their “about” page.

Otherwise (and to close on a related note): follows is footage of our Community Board Chair’s opening remarks from said convocation which, among other things, condemns the city’s consideration of a site in Greenpoint (Lombardy Street at Varick Avenue to be specific) for the placement of a “Green Energy Facility” (READ: an incinerator).

NOTE: What Mr. Olechowski fails to mention initially— but does mention in his “letter”— is a second proposed site is just across the creek south of the Kosciuszko Bridge. While not in Greenpoint per se, its impact will undoubtedly be felt here. Something to consider, folks!

UPDATE, 6:20 p.m.: A commenter has raised a very salient question. This being: Exactly how does one become a CAGer? In this respect this web site appears to be vague. However, I have been advised that any/all interested parties should show up at their next meeting. This has yet to be announced. Thus, joining Newtown Creek CAG’s mailing list is the way to go. This you can be done by going to their web page, entering your email address in the field highlighted below and hitting “follow”.

The Word On The Street: Review Avenue

March 12, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens, The Word On The Street 

Taken March 11, 2012.

Quicklink: Black Gold Flows In Queens

December 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Maspeth, Maspeth Queens, Newtown Creek 

It would appear Newtown Creek just can’t get a break! Click here and read about the latest “gusher” to grace the Seine of north Brooklyn!*

*And southern western Queens, of course.

New York Shitty Day Ender: No Parking

November 27, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, 11104, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens 

From Greenpoint Avenue.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Smile!

Today yours truly embarked upon a new project: walking Greenpoint Avenue in its entirety and documenting anything/everything I found interesting. While definitely a long-term project, I cannot resist wrapping up today’s posts with this photograph I took today in Blissville.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Fallen

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Calvary

May 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11101, Blissville, Blissville Queens, Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill Queens 

Taken by Noah Devereaux.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: A Stroll In Queens


As promised, here are some highlights from yesterday’s sojourn around Queens. Before we proceed I’d like to tender a few thoughts/teasers:

  1. I stumbled upon not one but two clownmobiles. Slap happy after four hours of walking I have fun with the owners of one of them.
  2. Just as in the fine borough of Kings if a patch of drying cement is left unattended in Queens someone will draw penis on it.
  3. After finding another “adult film” discarded by the railroad tracks on Skillman Avenue yours truly has decided to start a “found porn” map. Is anyone with me on this?

Without further ado, here it is. Enjoy!

You can view this slide show in larger format by clicking here.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Anyone Lose Some Pants?

Or want a pair— albeit somewhat worse for wear— but with a belt?

If so, head over to Review Avenue and get ’em!* Those Queens folks have all the fun. *sigh*

Miss Heather

*This was found five minutes walking distance from Risque: a gentleman’s club.

Spotted At The Queens Midtown Expressway: Man Eater

Taken March 12, 2011.

Miss Heather

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