East Williamsburg Post-Halloween Wrap Up: Back in the U.S.S.R.?

November 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237 

Okay, before I proceed with this post I want to get two things out of the way:

  1. I am completely aware that Halloween is not just yesterday’s— but last week’s— news.
  2. Some would argue that the location of the following tableau is Bushwick, not East Williamsburg.

Sometimes in the course of human events one need not trifle with taxonomy or the temporal. What I beheld today on Grattan Street is just such an occasion.

tableau

Now I will endeavor to explain to you what you just saw.

1. In the background is a Soviet Russian flag. Actually it is a towel of the Soviet Russian flag.
2. In the foreground is a bespectacled pumpkin with a ninja star lodged in one of its eyes.

pumpkinandbong

3. I’m not too sure if the item to the right is a vase or a rather bourgeois looking bong. In light of the ninja star I am leaning towards the latter.

Soviet stoners in East Williamsburg, you ask? I wouldn’t rule it out. Especially in light of what I found shortly thereafter on McKibben Street.

RIP

The revolution is dead, LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTION!

Comrade Heather

East Williamsburg Street Art du Jour: Nice Try

nicetry

NUT

From Flushing Avenue.

Miss Heather

Keep Bushwick Beautiful!

November 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

keepbushwickbeautifulNYS

From Flushing Avenue.

Miss Heather

Last Gasp: Remember to Vote Tomorrow!

Did you know Mike Bloomberg is running for mayor? If the numerous fliers and callers/hipster hitters of buzzers didn’t remind you of this fact maybe my answering machine (and inbox) will!

Just 24 more hours, dear readers, and it will be over.

Miss Heather

Street Seating Selections: Mixed Bag

North 6 Street

lazboy

North 7 Street

north7

Flushing Avenue

flushingave

flushingcouch

flushingcouch2

Ever wondered why bedbugs continue to plague our city? The latter two photographs should give you part of the answer.*

Miss Heather

*On a related note, check out this Craigslist ad. Who knew being bedbug free was a selling tool!

New York Shitty Day Ender: All Apologies

MAX

whoops

From 239 Banker Street.*

Miss Heather

P.S.: Those of you who are wondering about 718-STANDUP’s provenance you can see it here. I suppose Max was a supporter of Isaac Abraham for the 33rd City Council District.

*Formerly known as the Sweater Factory Lofts.

RightRides

RRlogoYesterday upon learning the horrible news about the rape which came to pass at Nassau Avenue and Diamond Street earlier this week I posted it here on New York Shitty to make you, dear readers, aware. Later in the day I was reminded (by buddy d of pointgreen) of a service unescorted women (and many more— as I learned) out late at night can and should use. It is called RightRides and I am going to dedicate this post to giving you the 411 about this organization.

To get the ball rolling, here’s an excerpt from their “About” page to give you a general idea of their mission:

The mission of RightRides For Women’s Safety, Inc. is to build safer communities by ending gender-based harassment and sexual assault. We work towards this by community organizing and offering direct service, safety education and advocacy programs.

In our RightRides program, we offer women, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming individuals a free, late-night ride home to ensure their safe commute to or through high-risk areas.

In our Safe Walk program, we offer walking escorts for any one who doesn’t want to walk alone.

We are also a founding member of New Yorkers for Safe Transit, which will pursue coalition building and policy change work to increase safety in mass transit…

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Very simple: if you are out and about Friday and/or Saturday night (11:59 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.) and am in need of a safe ride (or escort) home you call either of these two telephone numbers

  • (718) 964-7781
  • (888) 215-7233 (SAFE)

and they will dispatch a driver to pick you up. CAVEAT/POSSIBLE CATCH: your person and destination must be within their “service area”. Follow are their service maps for Friday and Saturday.

RRmap

SATURDAY

RRsat

As you can see I have not included the key for this map. This is because it is too extensive for me to screencap and publish here. You can view this map (along with the key) by clicking on the above image or clicking here.

HOW CAN I HELP?

RightRides welcomes donations, fund raising events and volunteers. You can learn more about how you can help this wonderful organization by clicking here. On that note, the peeps at RightRides will be hosting a series of fund raisers at the Parkside Lounge starting this evening at 8:00 p.m.

flier

Professor Von Awesome’s Traveling Caravan of Cautionary Warnings
October 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2009 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Cost of admission: $15.00 (a portion of the proceeds go to Rightrides)
Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street
New York, New York 10002

In closing (and for those who are interested) you can receive a quarterly e-newsletter from RightRides by clicking here.

Stay safe!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Halloween Watch: Fun On Freeman

October 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11211, 11222, 11237, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Since today was slightly less abysmal than yesterday weather-wise I decided to stroll around the upper-alphabets (READ: Ash through Freeman Street). It was on Freeman between Franklin and West that I found a most spooky house!

79

79c

79b

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!

79d

79e

Beware!

I suppose it goes without saying that Halloween is yours truly’s favorite holiday. It would appear to be a favorite of my fellow Garden Spotters as well: without argument some of the finest Halloween decor I have seen in this fair city hails from the 11222 zip code. If any of you, dear readers, stumble upon a Halloween house extraordinaire in the greater Williamspoint or Greenwick area I would be very grateful if you would share them with me (so I, in turn, can share them with our fellow north Brooklynites). Please send your sightings to:

missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com

Be sure to include an address and/or intersection.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Heart

heart

From Flushing Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Good Morning!

October 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11237, Brooklyn, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn 

niceday

From Flushing Avenue.

Miss Heather

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