Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Good Day, Sunshine

August 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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It is Friday. The stifling heat has abated and the sun is shining. I can think of no better way of kicking off the weekend than with this dapper dude from India Street.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: (Speechless)

August 13, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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In a world of inflated prices you can only trust your Partner.

Amusingly enough this advertisement is for a Spanish to English translator. I wonder if it can translate, “Gee, this is kind of offensive”?

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: McCarren Park

August 12, 2009

carts

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encampment

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July 2, 2009:

…I’ll call you late tonight – I am running to a meeting re. the homeless problem in Parks/on our waterfront street ends.

Stephanie Thayer
Administrator for North Brooklyn Parks – NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation
Executive Director – Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA)

It would appear that meeting wasn’t very effective.

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McCarren Park is pathetic.

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These pits have become the norm for park goers. You get used to negotiating around them. It becomes natural after having ones shoes soaked in god-only-knows-what onceor twice.

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Gross.

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Grosser.

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DISGUSTING.

Your tax dollars at work.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Results

When Laura Hofmann asked Mister Heather to sign a petition to get Evan Thies on the ballot a couple months ago he gladly obliged.

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As a result we have been receiving his campaign propaganda ever since. Like this postcard…

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…which our cat, Bodhi, saw fit to annotate with his vomitus. As his name indicates, Bodhi is a very wise tabby. Greenpoint born and raised. This is what I call “results”!

I mention the previous anecdote because this evening I received a call from one of Evan Thies’s merry elves on my landline. This is curious for a number of reasons, among them:

  1. Chez Shitty’s landline is under Mister Heather’s name, not mine.
  2. It is unlisted.
  3. The caller/shill asked for me specifically. How did this chap know this phone number, indeed, belonged to me? I’m guessing OSA or GWAPP gave it to him.

In any case, this chap asked me what my feelings about Evan Thies were. I replied:

Negative.

To wit he asked:

Why?

I replied:

Among other things the fact he resigned from CB1 before the Broadway Triangle vote. He should have stayed on, voted and explained why he voted for or against this plan. As distasteful as the choice was either way.

Then I got a song and dance about how Thies’s resignation was ill-timed, e.g.; he didn’t know it would coincide with the Broadway Triangle vote. How he was against the Broadway Triangle plan, etc. I made it known, albeit politely, that I thought his argument was bullshit, he was not going to change my mind and I have other things to do. That brought this unsolicited phone call to a merciful end.

Closing thoughts (for Evan Thies’s campaign wonks/worker bees):

  1. Touting your years as David Yassky’s “Chief of Staff” is a minus, not a plus.
  2. I don’t care who you got my phone number from: do not call me. Especially in the evening. Per *69 you called from 1 (646) 594-4545 at 7:32 p.m. I have every intention of calling this number tomorrow— you have wasted my time, I want to return the favor. It’s better to give than receive.
  3. With Thiesisms like this (regarding campaign contributions he received from Dean Palin and family, who plans to build a 40 story tower at the end of India Street. Dean can be seen hamming it up for the camera with the Executive Director of OSA and David Yassky here):

Thanks for your email–I’d hate for you to think that I was keeping anything from you.  I do not support a 40-story tower there and I said as much at the last debate and during community board discussions on the project, after which, as you probably know, we approved the proposal unanimously with suggested changes.

I do, however, think that the affordable housing component of the project is good, and that a smaller version of the development would be the best case scenario.

I’ve known Dean for a while now, and I think he will work with us on this–but we have to keep at it throughout the land use process.

I cannot, with clear conscience, vote for you Evan. You’re David Yassky 2.0. What’s more, when I get unsolicited phone calls from your campaign workers at dinnertime it pisses me off. Big time. Hence why I wrote this post and relegated you to the “asshole” category on my humble site.

Mazel tov!

Miss Heather

P.S.: The Mister and I are still for Jo Anne Simon. There is no perfect candidate in this race. At least Ms. Simon was frank and didn’t bullshit me when I met her last week. I liked her. What’s more, her workers don’t call me while I’m having dinner.

UPDATE, August 14, 2009; 12:20: I just received a prank call from Mister Heather. As soon as I picked up the phone he said “This is the David Yassky campaign”. I hung up.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Sweater Lofts Get DOB’d

August 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Anonymous writes (in an email entitled “DOB is SO STUPID”):

“NO VISIBLE MEANS. OF EGRESS INTO BUILDING ” are you fucking KIDDING me?

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I guess they didn’t notice the front door(s).* This is sort of funny given the tenants of this building clearly have.

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As Kurt Vonnegut would say:

So it goes…

Miss Heather

*And then of course there is the freight elevator where Max Stark’s funky bunch were thoughtful enough to post the plans for this hotel these residential lofts.

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Peter Pan Bakery

August 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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I guess it’s still a “secret” if a lowly blogger writes about/reviews it first. In any case I’m glad Peter Pan Bakery got some well-deserved publicity for this fine creation. They deserve it.

Miss Heather

North Brooklyn Lost & Found

Manhattan Avenue, 11222

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Driggs Avenue, 11211

loulou

North 7 Street

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The two previous photographs represent only a fraction of fliers I found in Williamsburg today regarding the disappearance of little Lou-Lou. Although I do not want to come off as blaming the victim the sad reality is dog theft (for reward money/resale) is a serious problem in north Brooklyn: always keep a watchful on eye on your canine companions. And please, please, please, collar and microchip your pets. It’s the responsible thing to do.

This having been written, if you know anything about Diamond Street’s found ferret or Lou-Lou please contact the folks at the above-listed phone numbers.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: It Crawled From Greenpoint

whoopsTHUMBTomorrow, August 13, 2009 the folks at Impose Magazine are bringing at home by hosting an evening of storytelling entitled “It Came From Greenpoint” at Bar Matchless. The will event kick off with the debut of a new band called Field Diary. Starting at 8:00 there will be a sextet of readings by local writers— including a number of Greenpointers! Here’s the line-up:

  • Rachel Shukert (Author, Have You No Shame?)
  • Juliet Linderman (Editor of the Garden Spot’s very own Greenpoint Gazette!)
  • Maggie Serota (freelancer, Onion A.V. Club)
  • Jeremy Krinsley (Editor of Impose)
  • Jason Diamond (Jason Diamond, Publisher of Impose, will read his old roommates gay romance novel involving Stephen Malkmus)
  • And a “Featured Reader” who is to be announced!

Any and all Greenpointers (and Williamsburgers) looking for an inexpensive (and very entertaining) way to while away this upcoming Thursday evening will be hard-pressed to do better than this. Check it out!

Volume 1: It Crawled From Greenpoint
August 13, 2009 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: What A Difference A Day Makes!

August 12, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Manhattan Avenue: August 10, 2009

CLOSED

Manhattan Avenue: August 11, 2009

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Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: 211 Huron Street

August 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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It would appear that despite torrential rain, stifling heat and lack of valid permits— a place so special that Joey Arak over at Curbed called it:

…the strangest construction project in Greenpoint…

keeps on keeping on! What’s more, who can’t get teary eyed at the sight of the stars and stripes flying proudly atop of this shitheap. Anyone care to bet on how many stories will be completed before the Department of Buildings issues a Stop Work Order?

Miss Heather

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