TOMORROW: “The Astral” At Word Books!

June 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Tomorrow starting at 7:00 p.m. our very own Word Books will be celebrating the launch of Ms.  Christensen’s tome about one of Greenpoint’s more colorful edifices: the Astral! Not only will she read passages for everyone’s entertainment but my buddy Kevin Walsh of Forgotten-NY will be giving a ten minute presentation about the Garden Spot. Check it out!

Astral Launch Party
June 14, 2011 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Word Books
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Quicklink: Forgotten New York Does Bushwick!

June 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11221, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

It’s official, folks! The inimitable Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York will be conducting a tour of Bushwick Sunday, June 27! You can get the full 411 (and RSVP) by clicking here. I can hardly wait!

Forgotten New York Tour of Bushwick
June 27, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m.
Bushwick WWI Memorial at Bushwick, Willoughby and Myrtle Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11237

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show Du Jour: Woodside Selections

June 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: Queens 

As promised here are some highlights from yesterday’s Forgotten-NY tour of Woodside, Queens. Enjoy!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I have word the next tour on Kevin’s agenda will be Bushwick! The working date is June 27; he will post details on Forgotten-NY when they’re finalized.

Urban Fur: Special Forgotten-NY Edition

June 6, 2010 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Queens, Urban Fur 

This most unexpected (and very sweet) highlight from today’s Forgotten New York tour of Woodside hails from Universal Deli & Convenience. You can look forward to more pics from my sojourn in a bit… so stay tuned!

Miss Heather

Great Minds Think Alike: Forgotten NY Does Greenpoint…

March 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Newtown Creek, Queens, Sunnyside 

shittitsthumbnailAVENUE, that is. Shortly after I took a jaunt down Greenpoint Avenue here in the Garden Spot my buddy Kevin over at Forgotten NY decided to write a “Street Scenes” feature about the wonderful things to be found on this thoroughfare both in its namesake ‘nabe and beyond! I was particularly moved by his coverage of what we Greenpointers fondly call the “Shit Tits” (as seen at left):

Anaerobic Digestion Boobs

Well, we’ve seen the udders … here are the boobs …These somewhat disturbing objects at North Henry Street are called digester eggs. Through a process called anaerobic digestion they reduce the volume of sludge (what’s left of sewage after debris and liquid are removed) by nearly half. The egg shape is a space-efficient and minimal maintenance European design. The green thing in between the eggs is an elevator, in case you want to see what’s going on up there.

I never, EVER thought I would see the day Kevin Walsh would use the word boobs on Forgotten NY. I suppose I am rubbing off on him. This may or may not be a good thing but I can state with 100% certainty that this post is well worth reading. Check it out!

Miss Heather

P.S.: For more information/infotainment about the Newtown Waste Treatment Facility check out my piece over at the Poop Report.

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