New York Shitty Day Ender: Stars & Stripes

April 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

Taken April 7, 2011.

Miss Heather

Spotted On DeKalb Avenue: Meat!

April 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, BAD ASS, Clinton Hill, Clinton Hill Brooklyn 

Another nifty hand-painted sign courtesy of Clinton Hill!

Miss Heather

Spotted On Myrtle Avenue: Moses

April 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, Clinton Hill, Clinton Hill Brooklyn 

This is amazing on so many levels I do not even know where to begin. So, here it is.

Miss Heather

Navy Yard Photo du Jour: Weathered

April 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, Clinton Hill, Clinton Hill Brooklyn, Navy Yard, Street Art 

From Flushing Avenue.

Miss Heather

The Word On The Street, Part III: The Choice Is Yours

From The Brooklyn Queens Expressway.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Flushing Avenue

April 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken April 7, 2011.

Miss Heather

Bed-Stuy Photo du Jour: Hello Kitty

April 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn 

From Myrtle Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Street Art du Jour: Femme Fatale

April 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, Clinton Hill, Clinton Hill Brooklyn, Navy Yard, Street Art 

Taken April 7, 2011.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: God’s Comin’

February 21, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, Brooklyn, Culture War, Navy Yard, The Natives Are Getting Restless 

gods onway on business

Taken by Luna Park.

Miss Heather

Spotted In Bed-Stuy: The Brooklyn Free Store

February 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11205, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Culture War 

I was recently asked by Emily Cantrell, the kindly proprietress of Huitzilli, how my job was going. I told her it had indeed gone— somewhere else— but I had commenced writing about some of my choicer experiences and published some of them. The second installment of “Stupid Customer Tricks”, lest anyone is wondering, has (for the most part) been drafted. Now it is simply a matter of proof-reading and refinement. Follows is one incident I plan to incorporate in this tome.

A teenager (while holding up a mini Nerf football) asks:

I can have this for free, right?

To wit I replied:

But of course. This is the Free Store! We get shit in and give it away to people!

I mention the previous anecdote because today during my peregrinations around Bedford Stuyvesant I happened upon an honest-to-god free store.

So what does this establishment have in the way of merchandise, you ask? I went inside to find out! Prepare to be amazed, amused and a wee bit discomfited, dear readers!

New York Shitty analysis: I have to confess that, as a colossal bookworm, I was rather impressed with the vast array of reading material (including Foreign Affairs magazine, no less!). But the Greenpointer in me cringed at the sight of that mattress. A lot. Check it out!

The Brooklyn Free Store
Store Hours: 24/7/365
218 Walworth Street (educated guess)
Brooklyn, New York 11205

UPDATE,  March 21, 2011: it would appear this institution has been razed. You can get the skinny from my buddy at Bed-Stuy Blog.

Miss Heather

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