Filed under: 11211, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Urban Artifact, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn, WTF
This most curious item comes courtesy of a lass named Pam Pollis. She writes:
Hola! Found this hanging from a tree on powers street last week. It was there for about a week…
This was the next day.
Filed under: 11211, The Word On The Street, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Taken September 10, 2012.
Filed under: 11211, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
In addition to receiving a notification about this lost lass from Neighborhood Cats, today I spotted a large number of flyers soliciting her return during my peregrinations around East Williamsburg. “Little Doug” calls Graham Avenue between Powers and Ainslie Street her home. If you have seen “Little Doug” or know of her whereabouts please contact her people at the above-listed telephone numbers. She is clearly missed!
Filed under: 11211, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Taken by autovac.
This disturbing but fortunately non-violent incident comes courtesy of a person we’ll call “B”. He writes:
Hey Miss HeatherTurns out I am the second victim in two days of a thief on a bike stealing iPhones right out of peoples hands!!!! I chased this guy down leonard, where he zipped across grand, and slowed down enough to get onto the sidewalk and ride down grand and disappeared when he went left onto lorimerNow, the whole time I’m screaming stop him stop him, he stole my phone. everyone in front of the williamsburg country club and that bike shop next to it stood there and did NOTHING! when I finally collapsed from sprinting, a nice woman let me call from her cell.Cops are eager to bust this guy. They drove me around looking and then the detectives too. At the end of the day, it’s not about the hunk of plastic, it’s about getting jacked while walking down the street. Update to readers!!! Don’t text while you walk alone. STAY ALERT. Cops say this is happening too frequently. The thieves then sell the phones to the Domincan Republic.*BIGGEST PART OF IT!* FINDMYIPHONE APP is garbage! Once they have your phone they go to settings and turn it off. It doesn’t ask for the password when you disable the function. ATTWS was no help and they sent me to apple. EVEN THE COPS WERE PUT ON HOLD!whatever, still amped from the experience. Just a warning that it’s still shady out there.
A lady named Samantha writes:
Hey Heather,Last night at around 4:30 am my girlfriend and I heard someone run screaming down the street. I looked out my bathroom window in time to hear a girl talking to the cops up by Kim’s. She was telling them that a man wearing a tie-dye shirt and jeans broke into her apt at 210 Powers Street (by Humboldt) and had put a bunch of her stuff out on the street when she came home and caught him. She chased him down Powers I guess and onto Graham but lost him there. Do you know anything more about this/whether they caught the guy? Hoping you can also alert the rest of upper Graham Avenue so they can stay vigilant.
Filed under: 11211, Advanced Life Forms, Culture War, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Feral Furniture
a mattress with a message!
Exactly what the message is anyone’s guess. However, cases such as this are the reason why I have categories such as “culture war”, “feral furniture” and “advanced life forms” on this site. I have no doubt at least one of the previous is applicable.
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
I have to admit, I’m pretty darned disappointed with the jack o’ lanterns to be found around Brooklyn this year. That is not to suggest I haven’t seen some cute ones. I have. But living in Greenpoint for ten years has predisposed me towards to grotesque (and downright gross). Luckily enough I found a couple of choice specimens today in the 11211. Here they are.
South 1st Street
This is more like it!
Ordinarily I frown upon illustrated pumpkins, but the sheer ingenuity employed here is truly noteworthy and deserving of a New York Shitty shout-out. Great job!
P.S.: I suppose no post about puking pumpkins would be complete without bringing back this oldie but goody from Halloween past which hailed from our very own Humboldt Street.
It’s been awhile since I have indulged my fascination with the architectural marvel that is Fedderstecture. The reasons for this are numerous, but basically boil down to things:
- The weather: it’s frequently been too cold/damp to search for these beauties.
- The transition from housing boom to bust has rendered new specimens pretty scarce.
Luckily I discovered on Powers Street that not every aspiring Fedderista has had his (or her) activities curtailed by lack of funding.
Presenting Casa D’ Agosto!
It is not only richly appointed with Fedders boxes, but also sports this solitary (if slightly crooked) exposed gutter. Any more would be ostentatious in these lean times.
Besides, they needed to save money for those little refinements. Like concrete…
and this rather formidable looking garage door. We are in a recession after all!
From Powers Street