Williamsburg Photos du Jour: North 12 Street Pastoral

September 17, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Advanced Life Forms, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Taken September 16, 2011.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Shock & Awe

Those of you who happen to have the day off (or are simply unemployed) will be hard-pressed to find anything more interesting than what is going down at 373 Graham Avenue. My tipster, Clay, writes:

If you haven’t checked out the insanity on Graham just north of Skillman you should do so immediately. What started as a ghoulish sale of a dead woman’s belongings that no one would ever think of paying for has turned into … God, I don’t even know what to call it. I do know that when they put out the scrawled PRIVATE SALE signs and an old guy would sit outside inviting only young women to come in I just thought it was creepy. Same with when they put the statuary lions out and invited people to take photographs with them. Even the signs requesting “cigar models” and actors for a “theatrical troupe” and announcing the formation of an opera club just seemed odd. But today’s sign reading SINATRA CD’S WANTED makes me believe that the whole thing may be satire.

Today (as you can probably deduce) I swung by to see this for myself.

This is most assuredly NOT satire.

This is the real deal. So much so that even my video camera failed to capture it…


This one is best seen (and heard) in person, folks. All I can say is WOW!

UPDATE, 4:34 p.m.: Here’s what another eyewitness has to say;

I believe the woman who lived there is still alive, the man is her nephew. She had to go to the hospital and from there he put her in a home. Today as we passed he was handing out flowers and singing opera.

Miss Heather


From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Diamond Street Crime Prevention Tip

This site— and the north Brooklyn blogosphere in general— has been abuzz with much talk about crime lately. First there was the robbery/shooting at 93 Nassau Avenue. Then I received word of a botched robbery attempt on Montrose Avenue. Just this weekend I learned via the North Brooklyn Community Group a rash of car break-ins have come to pass around McGolrick Park.

What am I to do, you ask? Well, someone on Diamond Street has devised a rather novel (and inasmuch as I can ascertain: yet to be tested) approach to crime prevention in the Garden Spot.

I will let a lass named Nicole (who brought the above to my attention) tender an explanation:

So I stayed up way too late last night watching Twin Peaks, this morning in a stupor I’m going to get coffee at Brooklyn Standard and I look up to see this, a stuffed white wolf in someone’s window!  It’s huge!  And terrifying!  It’s on Diamond between Nassau & Norman.  And it wasn’t an Agent Cooper-induced hallucination!  Also note the guard dog signs everywhere….

The pictures aren’t so great because I felt really weird about photographing the inside of someone’s apartment….

Observation: there’s a lot more to feel weird about here than merely photographing the interior of someone’s apartment. Genius. Pure genius. God bless you, Greenpoint!

Miss Heather



Spotted On Grand Street: A Plan

July 20, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Advanced Life Forms, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 


Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos du Jour: Have You Heard Of The G Train?

From the Church Avenue bound platform at Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Spotted On Powers Street…

a mattress with a message!

Exactly what the message is anyone’s guess. However, cases such as this are the reason why I have categories such as “culture war”, “feral furniture” and “advanced life forms” on this site. I have no doubt at least one of the previous is applicable.

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Gnomenapping

When I initially saw the above tableau this morning on Leonard Street I could not help but chuckle. Then I noticed this little fellow’s hands and feet were bound and became somewhat alarmed. Upon deducing the lady of the house was on the premises, I asked her what gives.

They’re taking him home.

She said smiling. Given the expression on this chap’s face I suspect a rather sinister fate awaits him.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution du Jour: A McGuinness Boulevard PSA

This find hails (as most good things do) from the Champs-Élysées of the Garden Spot and comes courtesy of Laura Hofmann. Nice!

Miss Heather

Spotted On Wythe Avenue: The Axis of Evil…

(and more)

I’m not too sure what the impetus behind this objet d’ art is but anyone wishing to make this item his/her own (torrential downpour and bedbugs be damned) can find it at 165 Wythe Avenue.

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can view a larger image of this piece by clicking here.


Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Parked

If this find (which hails from our waterfront at Bushwick Inlet) would appear that our fair state is finding some pretty innovative ways to generate revenue. One can only imagine if/when strollers (AKA: “sidewalk cars”) will be next.

Miss Heather

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