From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Prospect Park

February 22, 2015 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Urban Fur 

Taken by Diane Greene Lent.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part III: Prospect Park

August 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City 

Taken by Diane Greene Lent.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Pink

July 28, 2014 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by Diane Greene Lent.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Arches

July 3, 2014 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City 

As taken by Diane Greene Lent. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend, everybody!

Quicklink: $ame $ong, Different Ver$e

August 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: Crown Heights, Crown Heights Brooklyn, Flatbush, Flatbush Brooklyn 

FGscreencap

Please do read this post authored by my colleague (and all-around great guy) Flatbush Gardener. Here’s a teaser:

For the past several years, under the guise of its “Campaign for the Next Century,” the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been in a development frenzy – the Edibles/Kitchen Garden, The Visitor Center, the Native Flora Garden Expansion, the planned overhaul of the Children’s Corner at Flatbush and Parkside. At the same time, it has been gradually eroding its scientific and educational missions.

BBG claims these benefits for its “Campaign”:

… these enhancements will help the Garden … [foster] a love and understanding of plants and the natural world and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.
– “Vision,” Campaign for the Next Century, Brooklyn Botanic Garden [Emphasis added]What relevant understanding of “plants and the natural world” is possible without science? What inspiration can be found when science is valued less than a plot of Lilacs?

Excellent question.

 

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Downing Prime

July 15, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11215, 11217, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn 

downing prime

Taken by eyenowrite.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: The Word On The Street

October 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11217, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

prospect park

rick's place, prospect park

These visions hail from Prospect Park and come courtesy of Marie Viljoen.

Quicklink: Prospect Park Litter Mob

July 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11215, Brooklyn, Park Slope, Park Slope Brooklyn 

Ever since Brownstoner announced the good news about this web site yours truly has been hooked. The exotic assortment of “accoutrements” Ms. Viljoen’s posse discovered on their latest litter round-up, well, speaks for itself. I am particularly intrigued by the middle item on the bottom row. If anyone reading this could explain to me exactly how this contraption “works” I will be eternally grateful. But I digress.

A particularly provocative entry (in my humble opinion, anyway) is this one. It expounds upon a tome by Geoffrey Croft (of New York City Parks Advocates) which asserts that volunteer groups should not go too far when policing our fair city’s parks. While I definitely agree with his sentiment (our city only allocates less than one half of one percent of its budget towards our public spaces), what exactly are we as citizens to do in the meantime?* I’ll let you, gentle readers, look at the imagery at left and draw your own conclusions.

In closing, I spoke to the founder of this site earlier this week. I asked her what the tipping point was. E.g.; when she finally deemed that a litter mob (and accompanying web site documenting their “finds”) was necessary. Her answer was as follows:

After meeting a thundering wall of silence after making numerous complaints.

However, she did add that after embarking upon this endeavor that the Parks Department do seem to be addressing issues in a more timely fashion. So there have you.

Check it out!

Miss Heather

*It should be noted that Ms. Viljoen has reached out to Mr. Croft two times via email. As of the writing of this post she has yet to get a response.

 

 

 

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part I: Blossoms

April 29, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11225, Prospect Heights, Prospect Heights Brooklyn 

In Bloom, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 3:3 (Kiev)

Taken by Ravik Jolly.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Slide Show du Jour: Found At Prospect Park

These guys (and gals)!

Naptime

I will not lie to you: yours truly has been in an exceptionally bad mood today. However, who can resist cracking a smile when she had the honor of doing the “lunchtime” shift for a quartet of kittens found recently in (get this) a wood-chipper at Prospect Park? Thankfully for these little ones they were brought to the attention of a Parks employee/fellow Greenpointer named Jonathan and now call the Garden Spot their home. Eventually they will be seeking a permanent place to hang their hats*— but in the meantime behold the mind-boggling cuteness for yourself!

Miss Heather

*When that time comes I will post the details here!

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