Coming to Assembly District 50: Emily Gallagher

Ms. Gallagher writes:

Dear friends and family,

It’s official!

I’m really doing it.  After 13 years of learning from the best activists and advocates in our community, I’m running for New York State Assembly

When I came to New York City in 2006, I worked three jobs and slept on the floor of a shared 5 person apartment, thanks to my very generous friend, Sarah.  Since then, I worked my way through– and I’ve learned through action and experience. I am a regular person and I’ve struggled in the average New York City way, and together alongside my community, I’ve been able to find my bearings time and again. It’s now time for me to take what I’ve learned from this community and use it to our greater benefit. I believe that New York should be a beacon of progressive action, with North Brooklyn leading the charge.  I want to see more mobilization on environmental justice, climate resilence, gender & racial equity, safe streets, housing and healthcare for all.  I want to push us towards meaningful reforms at school, at work and at the polls. I’ve lived in this state nearly my entire life, and I love it deeply.  I believe we can be better, and I am willing to work for it. To do this I am going to need your support.  We have always been a team, and this year will be no exception.  I’d love for you become a stakeholder in my campaign, and on September 23rd, when we launch, I want you beside me.  Please bring a friend, join our team and attend! You can RSVP by donating HERE! No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but I guarantee you in this race we will need every penny you can spare. This email is a sneak peak– our campaign goes LIVE on the 23rd. You’re the first to know! When we get to launch day, I’ll share with you our new social channels so you can follow along! We have a great, educational campaign planned.

Much love to you,

Emily PS– If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation to help get us started!   You can even set up a recurring contribution! 

So there have you.

Word On The Street: Keep NYC Clean…

Taken September 19, 2019.

The Word On The Street: Special Huron Street Edition

An actual conversation in this household today:

Me: I just saw something interesting.
The Mister: (?)
Me: You know the Construction Fence of Infamy?
The Mister: (nods)
Me: Well it not only has new ads on it, but one has been annotated.

The Mister: So are the police going to come beating down our door?
Me: (shrugs*)

*NOTE: I did not do this. However whoever did did so after I ran one set of errands early this afternoon but before 6:00 PM. In other words, in broad daylight.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: Clay Street

September 16, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 
Taken September 15th, 2019.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Mission Accomplished

Not much to explain here. Taken September 16th, 2019.

Greenpoint Street Seating Du Jour: Street Potato

While walking around the neighborhood yesterday I happened upon this behemoth specimen. I call it the Green Street Street Spud (for obvious reasons).

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: An Ode To Ash

This evening while running errands I caught my favorite bodega cat, Ash, in a rather compromising position.

However, Ash is a good sport about these things provided she gets rubbins. She knows I am a trusty provider too. They always know.

As I was lavishing attention upon her, one girl appeared at the door. Naturally Ash, being not just a loss prevention expert but also the ambassador of this establishment, obliged her.

Then two girls appeared.

Then three.

Ash then proceeded to demonstrate her skillz on the nearby Wall of Beer. Much to her peril, as it proved.

Those two packs of beer at far right almost toppled over. I caught them. This sent her youngest admirer into pealing fits of laughter. I did not just save Ash’s dignity, but I probably saved an aficionado of Zywiec and Lomza from opening a can of beer and having it spray in his face. That shit is for DRINKING. Two counts of dignity, saved.

But enough about me. Or beer.

This post is for you, Ash. The joy you give patrons of this establishment, children foremost among them, even melts the cockles of my heart. I’m sure the parents of the aforementioned children would concur, despite the exasperation of having to collect their them from partaking of your charms (which happened tonight). Ash, you are a loved, cherished member of the community.

Just keep away from the Wall of Beer, okay?

Today On The Avenue: Praxis

September 14, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Furniture 

For months this police barricade has laid in this tree pit. Not weeks, MONTHS. Also, it has not gone unnoticed by yours truly that a chef at a nearby restaurant has taken sitting (rather perilously) on this tree pit guard during breaks. Here we have a workable solution to two problems:

  • the NYPD not picking up after themselves
  • providing this fellow a better street seating option for his work breaks

Let’s see if it works!

This post goes out to two of the most ingenious fellows I have ever met.

You are an inspiration to me to this day. Cheers!

P.S.: I am not sure what “rainbow cookies” is about but it certainly sounds nice enough. Everyone loves cookies!

Greenpoint Street Find Du Jour

I have a saying, it goes as follows:

You take care of the community and the community will take care.

I have seen this demonstrated time and time again in the 11222. And today the Greenpoint Garbage Gods really delivered.

As I was running errands something caught the corner of my eye. I went in for a closer look.

Now this is interesting.
I have found a lot of interesting shit walking around north Brooklyn. Anal beads, pornography of every stripe imaginable; even a 4′ tall plastic statue of Simon the Chipmunk (which graces our dining room). This, however, is a first: a voodoo doll.

It should go without saying I brought him (?) home. Mister Heather, despite being a professed atheist, is unnerved by my new friend. I assured him as things go:

I tend to have good working relationships with things which may otherwise want to rip your face off.

I am not sure this provided the solace he needed. However he did reach a level of grudging acceptance when I read to him what this item does:

Your doll is a medium to focus on a problem or desire. You can personalize with hair, small photo or any small item…

As it would happen I do have a problem and it is my utmost desire that it GO AWAY. FOREVER. Best of all despite that party’s best efforts, I got photos too. Now if you all don’t mind it is time to get busy. Cheers!

Spotted On North 15th Street: The Hand

September 9, 2019 ·
Filed under: 11222, 11249, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 
Taken September 8th, 2019.
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