TOMORROW: Stoop Sale At 106 Green Street

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


This item comes courtesy of Erin, who writes:

hi Heather! just wanted to give you a heads up that my housemates and i at 106 green street are going to be having a stoop sale this sunday, august 9 beginning at 10am… handprinted t-shirts, vintage clothing, furniture, 2 knitting machines, and various other items. just thought you might be interested in mentioning it on newyorkshitty or just swinging by yourself…

Stoop Sale
Sunday, August 9, 2009; starting at 10:00 a.m.
106 Green Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

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Miss Heather

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Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Love

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


From Java Street.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: After Dark

August 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Meet Petal


This lovely lass not only needs a loving home, but has seen a lot in her 1-2 years. I will let her foster “mom” Rebecca, tell her story:

Petal, the small dog that I have been fostering & rehabilitating in my home for almost 6 weeks, is ready for adoption.  She was one of 53 dogs living in a basement in Texas.  Here’s the story about the mill raid at the end of May that yielded her.

She would do best in a quieter environment with sensitive and thoughtful people who will be patient and help her continue to work through her shyness and fear issues.  When she first arrived, she reminded me of Emily Dickinson in a 10-pound dog’s body.  But Petal has come a great distance in 5 weeks (there is a scamp in her that is slowly emerging!) and is going to make a wonderful, loving companion.

  • She has had all of her shots, has been de-wormed, has tested negative for heart-worm, and has been spayed.
  • Good with cats and non-pushy dogs.  Tends to be more fearful of men than women. She would not do well in a home with small children.
  • Loves to give kisses, to cuddle in your lap, and to sleep in the “big bed” with the rest of my menagerie. She is VERY excited when I come home.
  • Petal uses wee-pads consistently and is learning to go to the bathroom outside.

I am also building her leash-walking skills (she had never been outside of that house in San Angelo – imagine how overwhelming the stimuli of Greenpoint sounds & sights & smells must be).  Three weeks ago, “outside” was overwhelming for her, even with high value treats and my own dog as an example.  She would freeze and shake uncontrollably or try to hide under parked cars.  So I began taking her out with us in a travel bag slung over my chest – she could feel my warmth & breath, and heart, and she could hide in the bag if she wanted.  When she stopped shaking, I’d put her on the ground, and we’d get as far as we could that day.  One day at a time.  Last week she was able to walk to & from McCarren Park on leash & without bag time!!  That is 40 minutes!

Anyone interested in learning more about this beautiful lass— or better yet: wants to give her the loving home she so richly deserves— should contact Rebecca at:

rebecca11222 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Prospective “parents”should be advised that there is an application process in order to adopt Petal. You can learn more about what this entails by clicking here. Otherwise you can see more lovely photographs of Petal here.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Boobification

August 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


From Java Street.

Miss Heather

What’s Up At 1008?

August 6, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

1008A number of my fellow Greenpointers have probably noticed activity at the long-vacant storefront at 1008 Manhattan Avenue (as seen at left). Well, I happened to be walking by recently and I asked the woman working inside, a very nice lady named Kim (who happens to be a Greenpoint resident in her own right!), what’s up. She told me she is opening a hair salon on the premises and hopes to be up and running in a few weeks— provided all the paperwork is in place.

Salon (name t.b.a.)
1008 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

OPENING DATE: September-ish

Given how under-served north Greenpoint is in terms of businesses— ANY BUSINESSES*— that serve the needs of the community this may very well prove to be a positive development. What’s more, this establishment will be run by a Greenpointer for Greenpointers— and I think that’s pretty darned neat! Why not swing by and wish Kim luck?

Miss Heather

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Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Macabre On Manhattan Avenue

August 5, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


I’m not too sure where Chris (the proprietor of T & N Wine and Liquor) is going with this— but I like it! The addition of the black light is an inspired touch.

Miss Heather

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