From The New York Shitty Inbox: 500 Words Or Less Wanted

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This item comes courtesy of the Editor of Staccato Magazine, an online periodical featuring “microfiction”. Matt writes:

Hi Miss Heather-

First of all, I love your site. I live in Greenpoint and really enjoy seeing pictures of our neighborhood (for better or worse), and you did a great job covering the shootings at the Production Lounge and Club Exit.

I wanted to send you this note about a new website I just launched. I know it’s not necessarily what you normally cover, but maybe you think it’s newsworthy since we’re based out of Greenpoint and hope to have some events at WORD or Matchless or other local places once we get some momentum.

At the very least, check it out yourself and let me know what you think.

Well, I checked it out— and despite being a non-fiction devotee (real life is much, much more interesting in my opinion)— methinks this is a wonderful way for aspiring (or established) writers in the 11222 and beyond to get their work out there. Any and all who are interested in submitting work should read Staccato’s guidelines and “About” page.

Happy writing— and good luck, Matt!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: The United Colors Of Greenpoint

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

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Every so often I like to create assignments for myself. This, my latest one, came the way they usually do: via a flight of fancy. One day I wondered to myself if Greenpoint, the Garden Spot of the Universe— and patron par excellence to the aluminum siding industry— sported a rainbow assortment of siding products. What you have just seen, dear readers, is the result of one month’s worth of research. There is only one conclusion that can be drawn from the copious amount photographic evidence/data I have collected: yes!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Juxtaposition

August 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Greenpoint Avenue at McGuinness Boulevard, 11222

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Fort Hamilton Parkway at 63rd Street, 11219

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: A very special New York Shitty thank you goes out to my buddy down at Best View In Brooklyn for forwarding me the latter photograph (which she thoughtfully entitled “Hemorrhoidal Dreams”). It made my day!

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Humboldt Street

August 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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You know its a hot day in the Garden Spot when you see the virgin Mary knocking back an ice cold Pepsi. It’s the choice of an immaculate generation!

Miss Heather

MISSING IN GREENPOINT: Bike

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Inasmuch as it pains me to say it, you sort of have to admire someone who has the chutzpah to pull this off. Destruction of public property (a stop sign, no less!) while committing theft does not strike me as being the stuff of practicing amateurs. This must be one hell of a bike. One which I ask, dear readers, if you have seen or know of its whereabouts please contact its rightful owner at the above telephone number.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

THIS WEEK: Meet “The Bountys”

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This upcoming Saturday, August 15, starting at 1:00 p.m. Muddy Paws will be hosting an adoption event featuring some very special felines from none other that the Garden Spot of the Universe!

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The name for this adorable quintet of kitty cuteness is “The Bountys”. I’ll let their founder/stepmom, Orange Genius, tell you their story.

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The Bounty Hunter kittens were living in this big, long cast iron pipe in an industrial lot in Greenpoint. They were playing at the end when I spotted them while I was running. Since I have encountered most of the kittens I’ve rescued while running, it has been suggested to me that I take up running in a gym. On a treadmill. Nobody finds kittens on treadmills.

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That’s Piper, who got her name because she would NOT come out of the pipe, peering out her front door at me when I first saw these kittens. One of her brothers cavorts on the family roof.

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Four of the five Bounty Hunter kittens that were living in a cast iron pipe in an industrial lot in Greenpoint. The lot is used by film crews and members of the crew of the upcoming move “The Bounty Hunter” helped me and Lisacat get the last two holdouts out of the pipe.

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It’s hot in the room where I’m keeping them, and Casidy, named after the Aniston character in the movie, is all stretched out. She’s a very pretty torbie with a patch of orange on her head.

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Still dirty from the lot, Hunter experiments with a life of luxury….

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Milo, top, and Bounty, bottom, were only two ounces apart in weight. But two ounces is a lot when you only weigh a little over a pound.

Cat & Kitten Garden Party
August 15, 2009 starting at 1:00 p.m.
Muddy Paws
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York  11211

If the previous photographs (which come courtesy of Orange Genius) are not enough to motivate you to swing by and say “Hi” to these Greenpointers with whiskers* I do not know what will. Too. Cute. For. Words.

Miss Heather

*Or better yet: adopt one!

New York Shitty Day Starter: Progress

August 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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From West Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Comment Of The Week

August 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Christine writes (in regards to this post):

Amazing…Everything I thought it would be and more!  Thank you…Now, I must nap the rest of the day…

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Even canines cannot resist the power of the Peter Pan donut ice cream sandwich.

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: A Perfect Bag

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: HIP HOP

August 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Street Art 

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From West Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Empire State

August 8, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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From the “interim” WNYC Transmitter Park.

Miss Heather

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