Spotted At South 4th Street & Bedford Avenue: The Bagel Store

Yes, it would appear that the inventors/purveyors of candy corn bagels and red velvet cake cream cheese are set to make their mark on the Southside. Or more specifically: it’s sweet tooth!

Has Anyone Seen This Pup?

February 18, 2009 ·
Filed under: Bushwick, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

lostdog

This week I have seen no less than a dozen of these fliers: once at Morgan Avenue by the Cooper Projects, another time on South 4th Street by the BQE and lastly on Broadway at Hewes Street. If you have seen this adorable pup or know of its whereabouts please contact the owner at the above telephone number. This is little fella is clearly missed.

Thanks.

Miss Heather

Southside Photo Du Jour: A Novel Approach

February 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

noveltycourtnys

When I looked up and saw this delightful apartment entrance on Driggs Avenue I swooned. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in a place called “Novelty Court”?* In any case they don’t build ’em like this anymore.

Miss Heather

*Well, probably not Frank Serpico for starters (see comments).

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Bike Lover’s Special

February 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

Before I go out to savor today’s lovely weather I will leave with this selection of photographs I put together with bike lovers in mind. Enjoy!

south4thbike

From South 4th Street.

evolution

From the Smith – 9th bound platform of the Crosstown Local at Greenpoint Avenue.

bikeonkingsland

From Kingsland Avenue.

bikesinthekitchen

From North 14th Street.

monitorstbike

From Monitor Street.

Miss Heather


Of Sex & The Southside

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

As many of you are well aware Valentines Day is headed our direction. Ready or not the day is coming when we have to show our affection to our significant others. In the interest of fostering connubial bliss (or just plain unmitigated lust) in north Brooklyn I share with you today some musings from the Southside. Follow them at your own risk.

eatmorenys

This (from South 5th Street) pretty much speaks for itself.

urgurlnys

Cuckolded on South 4th.

bancopopular

You know how the saying goes…

makedreamshappen

…it always pays to read the fine print!

dotonsouth2

And last— but hardly least— lest anyone from the Department of Transportation field office on South 2nd Street  is reading this.

teabaggin

Somebody wants to do a very, VERY naughty thing to your facility.

Miss Heather

Borough Of Found Toys Vol. V

February 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

It has been a long time since I have hit you up with some found toys. I assure you this was not an oversight on my part: I simply haven’t found any playthings of note. That is until last weekend. Enjoy!

clifford

From Nassau Avenue.

mejorborracho

From South 2nd Street.

pepelepew

From South 3rd Street.

bondagebear

From South 4th Street.

van

From South 5th Street.

tweety

From Humboldt Street.

cowandchicken

From Bedford Avenue.

Miss Heather

Presenting Latitude Zero

February 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

As I mentioned earlier I elected to while away “Super Bowl Sunday” not in front of a television screen but on the streets of north Brooklyn. This was an excellent decision as I not only spied delightful stuff like this, this, this and this:

latitude-zero-restaurantnys

lzonenys

Latitude Zero. My love of Latin American cuisine trumped my hatred of the B-word so I went inside to see what’s up.

lzinteriornys

I grabbed the last take-out menu they had on hand and struck up a conversation with the co-owner of this establishment (who was in the process of printing out more menus). She informed me they have been open for about a month now. After perusing their menu I voiced my pleasure at how many vegetarian items they had for the picking. The proprietress explained to me that although her partner in business (and life) was a meat eater she was not and their aim was to build a menu that would be appealing to everyone. With such diverse offerings as:

  • Vegan spicy black Bean and cilantro soup
  • Avocado and ginger vichyssoise (not vegan)
  • Hand cut fries with habanero mayonnaise
  • “Chonta Duro”: a vegan ceviche consisting of hearts of palm, mango, avocado and red onions
  • “Salmon Miso-Honey”: miso-honey glazed salmon with baby bock choy
  • Palak paneer
  • Fish tacos and meated fare like…
  • Hamburgers (I have been assured veggie burgers will be forthcoming), chorizo, and steak

I’d say they’re on the right track. This will be on my short list of new restaurants to check out with the Mister.

Latitude Zero
82 South 4 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Phone: (718) 384-8282

Southsiders take note: they deliver!

Miss Heather

Southside Photo Du Jour: Hanukkah-ish Edition

December 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

I like to call this bit of street art (which hails from South 4th Street) “Darth Dreidel”. This is because it resembles a dreidel and appears to have Darth Vader’s mug on it. Lest you are wondering if such an item exists in real life, dear readers, it does— albeit using R2-D2 instead. Happy holiday crafting Sci Fi geeks!

Miss Heather

South 4th Street Gets Bombed… Again!

December 17, 2008 ·
Filed under: Dog Shit, Dog Shit Signage, Dung of the Day, Williamsburg 

It has been a while since I have checked out South 4th Street: home of what is arguably the slickest and most visually explicit anti-dog shit signage to be found in our fair city. Wishing to see how these admonishments were faring I swung by South 4th Street to see how things were shaking. I will start with the good news —I’m grading on a bell curve here— because (let’s face facts) this location isn’t going pass as dead ringer for Brooklyn Heights anytime soon: the block looked relatively clean.

And now for the bad news…

It would appear the sign itself has been bombed. I don’t know about you but what I find fascinating is the time and effort this person took to smear dog (?) feces on this missive. It would have easily have taken half the time simply to toss it in a plastic bag. Damn.

Miss Heather

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